Ways to Donate
There are many ways in which you can make your donation. The decision about how much to give is entirely yours. Giving is all about helping someone help someone else today and for tomorrow. All donations are confidential and will be recognized (unless you request anonymity) through the Foundation's donor recognition program. As well, gifts are eligible for a receipt for income tax purposes to the full extent provided by the Canada Revenue Agency.
You may also choose to make convenient monthly donations. By becoming a monthly contributor to Norfolk General Hospital Foundation, you help ensure a regular, dependable flow of income for hospital fundraising endeavors. Your donation is convenient, automatic and cost effective. Foundation mailing and administration costs are reduced, which helps more funds to be directed to the Hospital.
By participating in our monthly giving program, your generosity will be spread throughout the year. You may make your pre-authorized donations with a credit card or through post dated cheques. You may discontinue your gifts at any time by providing written notice to the Foundation.
Some employers match the charitable contributions made by their employees. To find out if your company has a matching gift program, contact your employer or the Foundation office.
A memorial gift can be made to remember a family member, friend or colleague who has passed away. This is a special way to commemorate the memory of a loved one. Your gift also demonstrates your commitment to improving the quality of life for those in our community.
When we receive your donation, we send an acknowledgment of your thoughtfulness to the family.
Honoring a special occasion with a gift to Norfolk General Hospital Foundation is a thoughtful way to acknowledge someone by supporting a cause they care about. Your donation might celebrate the birth of a child, a birthday, wedding, anniversary, retirement or any other significant milestone.
Norfolk General Hospital Foundation will send a card to the person you are honoring with your message when we receive your gift.
A gift-in-kind is a non-cash gift, including securities, real estate and items for silent or live auctions. These gifts-in-kind are evaluated and appraised in order to confirm their value and to provide an income tax receipt. Not all gifts-in-kind are eligible to receive a receipt (for example, gifts certificates or gifts of services or expertise).
Health care is a priority now and will continue to be for future generations. Legacy Gifts are becoming an increasingly popular way to leave a lasting impact. Bequests made through your will and special gifts by other methods such as life insurance or charitable trusts will help patients for years to come. We will work with you and your advisor/lawyer to find the donation that best suits your giving interests.
The Legacy Giving information on this website is provided for general information purposes only. It is not intended as a substitute for professional advice and assistance from your lawyer, financial advisor, or tax consultant. We recommend that you discuss your plans with your family, friend, lawyer and/or financial advisor before proceeding with a legacy gift.
The Norfolk General Hospital Foundation has a practice of designating bequest gifts to the greatest area of need with 10% of the gift invested in the legacy endowment fund. Bequest gifts/legacy gifts help us to ensure that we will have the financial resources to support programs now and well into the future.
We suggest the following will clause to be used as follows:
"I give to the Norfolk General Hospital Foundation, Simcoe, Ontario ____% percent of the residue (or a specific amount) of my estate to be used if practical and possible as determined by the Board of Directors of the Norfolk General Hospital Foundation from time to time. If you would like to know how to include Norfolk General Hospital Foundation in your will planning or want to let us know you have already remembered Norfolk General Hospital Foundation in your will, please contact the Foundation Office, 519-426-0130 x 2456.
Gifts of Securities
Making a gift of stock or registered securities to Norfolk General Hospital Foundation can offer an attractive investment in a better future for people everywhere.
There may be significant tax advantages in donating your shares of publicly traded securities directly to Norfolk General Hospital Foundation, rather than selling the shares and donating the proceeds. According to Canada Revenue Agency, the tax owing on any capital gain that you may have accumulated is now tax exempt.
A gift of appreciated securities is a highly tax-effective gift option, whether given today or in the future through a charitable bequest in your will.
If you would like more information regarding the "10 successful steps when transferring a gift of publicly traded securities" please contact the Foundation Office, at 519-426-0130 x 2456.