As a professional advisor, whether you are a lawyer, accountant, financial planner, or insurance agent, you have an unique opportunity to provide information about charitable giving as a valued service to clients.

One way you can assist your clients to maximize their personal benefit is by initiating an open discussion on planned giving. Asking the question “Are there any charitable or community needs you would like to consider?” is a great way to explore your clients interests.

The Gift Planning Services Committee is a group of professional advisors that provide charitable gift planning options that may be shared with donors. Acting as ambassadors for the organization, members are encouraged to actively position The Foundation as a charity of choice among clients and colleagues.

The staff at Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation would be pleased to work with you and your client to ensure their philanthropic wishes become a reality. As a professional advisor in the community, we consider you a vital partner in charitable giving.

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The Advisors’ Resource is a quarterly e-newsletter distributed by Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation as a supplement to the Legacy Giving information provided on our website. This resource is intended to provide actionable insights that help educate your clients about Legacy Giving.

To learn more about the Legacy Giving Program email legacy@hhsc.ca or call 905-522-3863


Important Information Requested by Allied Professionals
Legal Name: Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation
Charitable Registration: #131159543 RR0001
Address: PO Box 739, LCD 1, Hamilton ON, L8N 5C2

The following hospitals are part of Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation; our registered charitable entity:

  • Hamilton General Hospital, including the Regional Rehabilitation Centre
  • Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre
  • McMaster Children’s Hospital, including Ron Joyce Children’s Health Centre
  • McMaster University Medical Centre
  • St. Peter’s Hospital

Will Clauses
Bequests can be endowed or given as an outright cash gift. If your client would like their bequest to be endowed, the capital will be invested and only the interest will be used annually to fund a particular hospital or program.

Endowment Clause
The following wording is recommended for endowed gifts:

“I give to Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation, currently located at 40 Wellington Street, P.O. Box 739 LCD 1, Hamilton, Ontario ____ {percent of the residue or a specific amount} of my estate. It is my wish that these funds, if practical and possible, be endowed for {name of hospital} programs as determined by the Board of Directors of the Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation from time to time.

Outright Gift Clause
The following wording is recommended for outright gifts:

“I give to Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation, currently located at 40 Wellington Street, P.O. Box 739 LCD 1, Hamilton, Ontario ____ {percent of the residue or a specific amount} of my estate. It is my wish that these funds, if practical and possible, be directed as an outright gift (not endowed) to be used for {name of hospital} program as determined by the Board of Directors of Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation from time to time.