Ways to give

There are various options on how you want to give to the Uxbridge Cottage Hospital. Choose the one that best suits you.

Celebrate an occasion or someone special

Can’t decide what to get someone for a special occasion, consider making a tribute gift to UCH Foundation celebrating a birthday, an anniversary, a wedding or in appreciation of something someone has done for you. UCH Foundation will notify the individual(s) of your kindness with a letter on your behalf.

In honour or in memoriam gifts

This gift is made in memory of a loved one who has passed away or in honour of someone special. The Foundation will notify the next of kin or family on your behalf and the amount of your donation is never disclosed.

Monthly giving

Monthly giving is a cost effective and convenient way of donating to UCH Foundation. You can set up a monthly contribution through the “Donate Now” button or you can contact the Uxbridge Cottage Hospital Foundation office and we can process a credit card monthly. Receipts can be processed either monthly or annually.

Legacy giving

Your will is a trusty way to ensure that your family is well taken care of but you can also use it to help others, in your community, through a charitable bequest. Your will is a convenient way of making a gift of lasting value to your favourite charity. It may allow you to make a larger gift than you might normally be able to afford.Gifts made by will are deemed to have been made in the year of death. Therefore, a charitable tax credit is received by the estate and can offset any tax owing from the estate.

Your gift will strengthen the long-term financial security of the Uxbridge site of MSH and will ensure that it has the resources needed to provide the best healthcare possible now and in the future. There are several ways you can create a lasting legacy. The option you choose depends on your individual circumstances and your financial objectives.

The most common options include:

Bequests: An easy way to leave a legacy is a bequest where you remember the Uxbridge Cottage Hospital Foundation in your will. A bequest has no financial impact on your current standard of living because it is realized after your death. Your bequest will result in a charitable tax benefit for your estate. You can provide cash, securities and other property or set aside a specific amount or percentage of your estate.

Life Insurance Policies: A gift of life insurance, properly structured, has many advantages. When paid directly to the hospital, life insurance is not subject to probate or executor fees. Your regular payments entitle you to charitable tax receipts and tax savings. Whether a new policy or an existing one, arranging to have the owner and beneficiary as the Uxbridge Cottage Hospital Foundation will ensure a charitable tax receipt can be issued for the cash value contained in the policy, as well as any premiums paid thereafter.

Marketable Securities: A donation of publicly listed securities can easily be transferred as a gift now or through a bequest in your will. The tax savings on gifts of securities can be significant. You will receive a charitable tax receipt based on the value at the time of transfer, as well as the added benefit of not having to pay personal income tax on the capital gains realized on the security.

Registered Retirement Plans: Registered Retirement Savings Plans (RRSP’s) and Registered Retirement Income Funds (RRIF’s) provide an excellent opportunity to make a significant charitable gift.

You can make a future gift to the hospital while greatly reducing taxes by naming the Uxbridge Cottage Hospital Foundation as a full or partial beneficiary of your excess retirement funds that remain after your lifetime. A charitable receipt will be issued for the full value of the proceeds and the resulting tax credit can help offset the amount of estate taxes as well.

Real Estate: Gifts of real estate can be donated resulting in larger gifts than could be funded out of cash assets. There can be significant tax benefits to the estate.

For further information, please contact:

Jo-Anne Gray, Executive Director

Uxbridge Cottage Hospital Foundation

4 Campbell Drive, P.O. Box 5003, Uxbridge, ON L9P 1S4

905-852-9771 ext. 5286

jgray@msh.on.ca

Charitable Registration Number: BN11928-0220-RR0001

 Events

UCH Foundation holds two signature events per year, Festival of Lights and Swing into Spring. In addition we are always looking for opportunities to partner with other organizations/businesses to find creative ways to raise funds for the Uxbridge site of Markham Stouffville Hospital. If you have an idea for an event, please contact the UCH Foundation office at 905-852-9771 ext. 5286 to discuss.

Visit our calendar of events to see what activities are upcoming that you can participate in.