Legacy Circle

“I believe that leaving a legacy to Hamilton Health Sciences is like making a gift to my family’s future.”

Johann Keays

Transform Health Care as Your Legacy

We all want to feel like we’ve contributed something to the world. Leaving your legacy is a way to add meaning to your life and leave your mark on the future. Giving a legacy gift to Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation is a way to make a difference for generations to come.

Modern health care relies heavily on technology and equipment to diagnose and treat patients at every stage of life. Yet the government does not fund these purchases.

What is a Legacy or Planned Gift?
A legacy gift is planned today and fulfilled in the future. Donors can leave a lasting legacy by making a commitment to the future of health care in Hamilton. Donors can structure a deferred gift to Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation* or any of its supported sites that will be realized upon the execution of their estate. The most common forms of planned gifts are listed below.

Why Make a Legacy Gift?
By making a legacy gift supporting Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation, you enable the purchase of essential equipment, critical resources and education necessary for our medical teams to care for patients throughout south-central Ontario – perhaps the life of a friend or a member of your family.

Legacy_Circle_logo_RGBYou can make a difference by joining our Legacy Circle — a special recognition that Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation reserves solely for legacy donors.

How is a Legacy Gift made?
This type of giving is a special way to leave your mark on the future without affecting your income today. You can provide for your loved ones in your Will while also making a difference in the lives that follow. There are several ways in which to achieve your legacy while benefiting from the tax advantages:

Charitable Gift Annuity
Life Insurance
Gift of Securities


Read about legacy giving to Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation in the latest edition of Leggat Care Foundation Community Report.


It is important to discuss these giving options with a trusted professional advisor to determine what is best suited for your financial situation. If you are a financial or legal advisor, click here for resources to assist you in helping your clients.

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.

* While gifts can be designated to individual sites or programs Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation is the legal entity.

We would be so pleased to welcome you to our Legacy Circle. Learn about it here.


“I decided to leave a donation to the hospitals because I wanted my gift to benefit the most number of people. I can’t think of another organization that has a greater impact on our community.”