Legacy Giving
Build a Legacy

The future of compassionate hospice palliative care begins with you. Through a legacy gift to St. Joseph’s Hospice you can leave your mark by ensuring that people nearing the end of life and their loved ones have the care and support they need at one of the most important times in their lives.

Besides a direct gift outlined in your will, here are a few other ways you can make a legacy gift:

  • Insurance Polices provide an easy way to make a significant future gift without reducing the value of your estate. Have the Hospice named as your owner or beneficiary of an existing or new policy. You receive a tax receipt for the cash surrender value (if any) of the policy and further receipts on future payment of premiums.  Alternatively, you may simply name St. Joseph's Hospice as the beneficiary of your insurance policy and at the end of your lifetime, the proceeds are received by the Hospice and a donation receipt is issued to your estate.
  • RRSP and RRIF Plans can also indicate the Hospice as a beneficiary.
  • With Charitable Remainder Trusts, assets are transferred to an irrevocable trust with a trustee to manage the assets. On termination of the trust, St. Joseph's Hospice receives the remaining assets.  The advantage is that you receive an immediate tax credit for your future donation.
  • Charitable Gift Annuities allow you to make a contribution to the Hospice and in exchange, you receive guaranteed lifetime annuity income. Depending on your age, this income will be partially tax-free or even fully tax-free.

Giving a Legacy Gift is an important decision that requires thoughtful planning. If you wish to take advantage of this kind of legacy giving, we suggest you seek legal and accounting advice to ensure your specific wishes are carried out and your estate enjoys the tax benefits of your generosity.

St. Joseph's Hospice (legal name) Charitable Registration Number: 83862-6109RR0001

For more information on legacy giving at St. Joseph's Hospice, please contact Perry Esler at 519-931-3461.