Planned Giving

Building a Brighter Future

St. Paul's Hospital Foundation is pleased to accept a wide variety of planned gifts, including Gifts in a Will, Gifts of Life Insurance, Gifts of RRSPs or RRIFs, and more. These types of gifts can be tax-beneficial to the donor or their estate, and leave an enduring contribution to St. Paul’s Hospital. Donors who intend to leave a Gift to our Foundation in their Will are recognized in the Spirit of Life panel in the Hospital's Donor Alcove.

  • A Gift in your Will - Leaving St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation a Gift in your Will costs nothing during your lifetime but provides a lasting legacy.

  • A Gift of Life Insurance - You can give an existing policy, donate a new policy, or name St. Paul's Hospital Foundation as a beneficiary. A gift of life insurance can also offer immediate tax savings and ensures that your entire estate passes directly to your heirs as well as to your favourite charity.

  • A Gift of RRSPs or RRIFs - Make St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation the direct or named beneficiary of a RRSP or RRIF and the donation’s tax credit may dramatically reduce or eliminate the tax liability to your estate.

  • A Gift of Annuity or Charitable Remainder Trust - A gift of trust is made when you decide to make St. Paul's Hospital Foundation the secondary beneficiary of a permanent trust. The primary beneficiary includes you, and if applicable, your spouse. You may transfer assets (usually cash) to a trust and specify St. Paul's Hospital Foundation Inc. as the recipient of these assets when you pass away. You are entitled to an immediate tax receipt for the present value of the amount of money put into the trust. The trust will then pay income earned on these assets to you during your lifetime, and distribute the capital to the Foundation at the time of your passing.

If you are interested in learning more about the benefits of making these types of gifts, contact your financial advisor to discuss the legacy planning options and strategies available to help maximize the value of your gift. To make a gift of this nature to the St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation, please contact the Manager of Major Giving at 306-655-5832 or email