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20BY20 Endowment Campaign

Help us achieve a vitally important goal to double the permanent, endowed fund reserves to $20 million by 2020. Help benefit health care now and for generations.

What is an endowment fund?
It’s a personal, powerful and permanent way for you to strengthen health care and

    • honour someone in a special and meaningful way or
    • ensure your own philanthropic goals are fulfilled.

Imagine knowing that your gift helped to purchase equipment that delivers more than 4,000 doses of life-saving chemotherapy per year. Now imagine that your original gift remained to purchase important equipment year after year. That is the power of an endowed gift.

An endowed gift benefits health care forever — and it’s a realistic option for anyone wishing to make a gift of $5,000 or more.

Endowed funds help to assure our ability to fund outstanding health care in the long-term. By conservatively investing your gift (the principal) we create a sustainable and predictable revenue stream, regardless of economic conditions.

That income is available to fund research, education, equipment or renovations — as you choose. And as special recognition, gifts of $50,000 or greater carry the name of the person for whom it was established. Keep in mind that endowed gifts are flexible and contributions can be made over time.

There is a story behind every endowed gift. Some of our donors share their personal stories:

Go4Broke – Henriette van den Wildenberg
Drs. May and Gerald Cohen
Dr. John and Beatrice Deadman

Financial or legal advisor? Click here for resources to assist you in helping your clients.

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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 publication is a resource intended to provide actionable insights that help illustrate the benefits of Legacy Giving. To sign-up for this newsletter, click the button to the right.

Our staff would be happy to answer questions and to help guide you through the creation of an endowed fund. To learn more about the Legacy Giving Program and how you can leave a gift in your Will, click here, email legacy@hhsc.ca or call 905-575-6380.

Sharon Bradwell: 

Dr. John and Beatrice Deadman:

Marjory Buttrum: