Our Foundation

Ways to Donate

 

Celebration & In-Memoriam

 

Tribute Gift

Making a tribute gift in honour of a loved one or to mark a special occasion such as a birthday, anniversary or promotion is meaningful to the giver, the recipient and the hospital.

 

In-Memoriam Gifts

Memorial gifts are an especially meaningful way to honour a deceased loved one or friend while giving hope and care to others.

 

Make a Pledge

You can make a one-time gift or a pledge paid over time.The Foundation recognizes one-time cash gifts or pledged gifts – a donor may wish to pledge a larger amount to be paid over time allowing for a greater impact to patient care and more significant recognition opportunity.

 

Monthly Giving

A small monthly contribution will add up to a larger yearly donation. When many small donations come together they make a huge impact in the purchase of live saving medical equipment.Giving monthly is an easy and convenient way to spread your donation over time. You will receive one tax receipt at the end of the year.

 

Plan a Future Gift

 

A Legacy of Caring

A charitable planned gift to the Espanola Regional Hospital Foundation is one way to leave a legacy of caring for generations to come. It is also a prudent way to reduce or eliminate income taxes while supporting the Foundation's important mission of helping the hospital provide more advanced level of care.

  • A gift in your will...you can make a charitable bequest through your Will with the Espanola Regional Hospital Foundation as the beneficiary.
  • A gift of life insurance...you can give a present policy or a new one with the Foundation named as beneficiary.
  • A gift of property...you can assign ownership of real estate, stocks, bonds, mutual funds or other personal property to the Foundation.We will work with you to fulfill your charitable goals while realizing significant tax benefits.

 

Gift of Shares / Stocks

A gift of shares is an easy way to give and the tax benefits are very appealing. Your gift goes to work right away, meeting current needs.

 

Donate depreciated stock and reclaim from last year's capital gains tax, or carry the benefit forward for up to five years. Avoid paying capital gains tax on appreciated shares.

 

Why Give

Donations are a critical source of funding for the Espanola Regional Hospital & Health Centre. It is separate and distinct from government and granting agencies. Funds help provide advanced levels of care by purchasing needed medical equipment beyond the hospital's resources. Together we can change the future of healthcare in our area.

 

The Donor Bill of Rights

Philanthropy is based on voluntary action for the common good. It is a tradition of giving and sharing that is primary to the quality of life. To ensure that philanthropy merits the respect and trust of the general public, and that donors and prospective donors can have full confidence in the nonprofit organizations and causes they are asked to support, we declare that all donors have these rights:

 

  • To be informed of the organization's mission, of the way the organization intends to use donated resources, and of its capacity to use donations effectively for their intended purposes.
  • To be informed of the identity of those serving on the organization's governing board, and to expect the board to exercise prudent judgment in its stewardship responsibilities.
  • To have access to the organization's most recent financial statements.
  • To be assured their gifts will be used for the purposes for which they were given.
  • To receive appropriate acknowledgement and recognition.
  • To be assured that information about their donation is handled with respect and with confidentiality to the extent provided by law.
  • To expect that all relationships with individuals representing organizations of interest to the donor will be professional in nature.
  • To be informed whether those seeking donations are volunteers, employees of the organization or hired solicitors.
  • To have the opportunity for their names to be deleted from mailing lists that an organization may intend to share.
  • To feel free to ask questions when making a donation and to receive prompt, truthful and forthright answers.