Legacy Giving

Your Hospital.  Your Community. Your Legacy.

The hospital is our community’s life support system. From emergency care to routine treatments, to help bring new life into the world – we rely on the hospitals for the many aspects of our life.

A Legacy Gift shows great passion for supporting the charities close to your heart. Perhaps you received excellent care at our hospital and want to express gratitude; maybe want to give back to the community, or possibly you want to realize the tax benefits that a charitable gift can provide to you and your estate. Whatever your reason, a gift in your will is a thoughtful investment in your hospital.

Leave a Legacy

Find out how you can create a lasting health care legacy for generations to come and about tax wise giving that makes a difference today by downloading our Legacy Giving Resource Guide.

The size of gift you leave is completely your choice and any amount you choose will be greatly appreciated and well invested in the future of your community.

Together, we can ensure that our hospitals have the resources needed to continue to provide the very best health care well into the future.

Ways to give a legacy gift: 

Download our Legacy Giving Resource Guide here or contact Robert Beischer at robert.beischer@fraserhealth.ca for more information.

Legacy Giving FAQ's

Here are some of the most common questions and their answers.
For full information, please download our Legacy Giving book here.

What is a bequest to Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation?

A bequest is an act of giving a gift in your will to the Foundation.

What is Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation's Charitable Business Number?

87115 6724 RR0001

Do I need to disclose details about my bequest?

No. You don’t have to disclose any details about your bequest to the Foundation. However, it would help us in planning for future needs.

How can I ensure my gift is designated to the hospital most important to me?

Your gift can be directed to a specific hospital. We can provide you with the appropriate wording to help ensure your gift is used as you wished. See sample wording in our Legacy Giving booklet.

What name should be included in the will to make a bequest to the Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation?

The name you should include in your will to make a bequest is the Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation. The foundation is the charity which raises money the for the following: Abbotsford Regional Hospital, Chilliwack General Hospital,
Mission Memorial Hospital and Fraser Canyon Hospital.

What assets can I use to make a gift?

Generally speaking, during your lifetime you can make an outright gift of cash, securities or other property (e.g. real estate, personal property) through your will or with a distribution from a RRSP/RRIF.

What sort of legacy gift also returns income to me?

A charitable gift annuity allows you to make a gift that also returns income to you, your spouse, or other individuals of your choosing. This may be attractive to you if you are a conservative investor 65 years of age or older.

What tax deduction will I receive for my gift?

Your tax benefits will depend on several factors: the type of gift, its timing, whether it is outright or deferred or has any income payments. Please obtain advice from your independent financial advisor or accountant.

If I make a legacy gift, will you continue to ask me for annual contributions?

Your gift is a signifcant addition to our long-term financial strength and our ability to meet the challenges and opportunities the future will bring. However, today’s efforts are supported through annual gifts and we greatly appreciate and encourage any continued annual support you may want to consider.