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Your Legacy for Health Care

Imagine the difference you can make for the community you love, in years to come. 

When you arrange a future gift to St. Joseph’s Health Centre Foundation, you are ensuring that loved ones, friends, and future generations can always count on the incredible patient care provided by our expert St. Joe’s medical teams – close to home.

My legacy will always be at St. Joe’s.

Judi Woolmer, a St. Joe’s volunteer and legacy donor

Judi will always remember the kindness St. Joe’s showed her eight years ago. “My husband had a stroke and the doctors and staff have taken such great care of him ever since.” She says it is the compassion and support she felt that has inspired her to do more. 

“I’ve been volunteering at St. Joe’s in the Gift Shop for over a decade,” she says. “And more recently, Judi make the decision to leave a legacy by naming St. Joe’s in her will. “I am proud to live and support this community by giving back to ensure the great care will be here for another century. It’s a gift for the future of this great hospital.”

Imagine a state-of-the-art hospital with cutting-edge technology and groundbreaking innovations, all made possible by your generosity! Join the St. Joe’s Society by making a Legacy Gift and supporting us in making a transformative impact on our community hospital. Legacy giving donors become esteemed members of the St. Joseph’s Society. 

As a member, you’ll have the opportunity to deepen your connection with the hospital through special tours, events, and educational sessions hosted by our Foundation and hospital staff. If you wish, you can also have your name included on our St. Joseph’s Society donor wall to commemorate your future gift intention

It's quick and easy to plan a future gift to St. Joseph's

Bequest or Gift in Your Will

Include St. Joseph’s Health Centre Foundation as a beneficiary in your will or make a charitable gift in your will to honour a friend or family member.

Gift of Life Insurance

You can make St. Joseph’s Health Centre Foundation a beneficiary of your life insurance policy, transfer ownership on an existing policy to the Foundation, or purchase a new policy in the Foundation’s name.  

Gift of Securities 

You can also make an immediate lifetime donation of securities like stocks or bonds – or note in your will that your securities are to be designated to St. Joseph’s Health Centre Foundation. Transfer your gift of securities using this transfer form.

Recommend gifts from your DAF (Donor Advice Fund) to St. Joe’s.

Other types of future gifts

Charitable gift annuities, charitable remainder trusts, RRSP, RRIF, TFSA, Gifts-in-kinds.

To learn more about all our gift options or to download an information packet, please click here.

We are happy to discuss all available options with you in person. Please contact Janine Kuzma, CFRE, Senior Manager, Planned Giving at 416.530.6486 ext. 3851 or cell 416.524.7665 or jkuzma@stjoestoronto.ca.


Do You Need a Will?

Have you already arranged a gift in your will? 

Please let us know. We want to ensure that we discuss how you want your gift to impact the hospital and patients, and have your recognition preferences.

What are the benefits of having a WILL? –THE POWER IS IN YOUR HANDS!

  1. You decide how your assets are divided. 
  2. You choose the Executor to handle your affairs.
  3. If you have minors and persons with disabilities, you can create trust in your WILL and decide who will care of them.
  4. You minimize probate delays and fees.
  5. You avoid unexpected claims to your assets.
  6. You prevent your assets from going to unintended recipients.
  7. You leave a lasting legacy 
  8. You can reduce or, in some cases, avoid estate taxes by including a charity as a beneficiary in your WILL.
  9. You have the chance to honour someone by leaving a legacy to an organization you care for in their memory.

If supporting local community care is important to you, St. Joseph’s Health Centre Foundation can help you learn more about difference you can make by leaving a legacy to St. Joe’s. Leaving 5% of your estate to St. Joe’s can support great health care close to home in our west-end community and will benefit your estate, as well as your loved ones.

Your lawyer, accountant, financial planner or insurance agent can help you determine what kind of planned gift would be best for you, your family and your estate. 

Thank you for make a powerful gift today that will support the health care of tomorrow!

Meet Our St. Joe’s Advisors Council

We are grateful for our Advisors Council members who assist our St. Joseph’s Health Centre Foundation’s Planned Giving Team and donors with strategic philanthropy that supports vital patient care. 

Robert W. Clark, CFP, CLU, FEA President Newport Insurance LP
Anisa Arra, BSc, JD Principal Lawyer Arra Law Firm
Mark Halpern, Certified Financial Planner Trust & Estate Practitioner Master Financial Advisory-Philanthropy
Fiona Wilson, CFA, MBA Senior Portfolio Manager, i3 Investments /Global Equities at Guardian Capital
Edward F. Olkovich Certified Specialist in Estates & Trusts Law Edward Olkovich Law Professional Corporation
Samuel Waxman, CFP, CLU, CHS, CEA Life Insurance and Living Benefits Advisor Waxman Planning
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