BC Children’s Hospital Foundation Donor Story

Helping each other

Hilary Beard
Director, Gift & Estate Planning
BC Children’s Hospital Foundation

You are our champions of child health and we take great comfort in knowing that because of your tremendous compassion and generosity, BC Children’s Hospital is providing your children and grandchildren with the best possible care. Thank you!

The health and well-being of your own families is likely top of mind right now, and you may be considering ways to make your family’s future certain. We want to help you, too.

While this is a time of great change, your Will is something you can plan and control from start to finish – all while retaining funds for your family’s needs today. Your Will is in your hands to provide for loved ones – and ensure your values will meaningfully impact future generations.

When you include a charitable legacy gift in your Will, the impact of your gift grows in more ways than one – your family benefits and your community benefits. This is because the taxes associated with your assets are reduced or eliminated through a charitable tax receipt, which allows you to provide generously for your family while also supporting your favourite charity.

Here’s an example of how easy it is to include a legacy gift in your Will that benefits everyone:

The Real Impact You’re Providing

While our illustration shows how tax advantages help your charity, let our donors, David and Cindy Primrose, tell you why your legacy gift is a vital and meaningful reflection of your heart.

The Primroses went through one of the most difficult times of their lives after their 11-year-old daughter, Natalie, had a serious horse riding accident which resulted in multiple internal organ injuries. David and Cindy experienced first-hand what the generosity of donors before them can mean for a child and a family.

“Those were 28 life-altering days in BC Children’s Hospital,” recalls David. “And we were so grateful for the doctors and nurses for saving Natalie’s life.”

“We saw other families that were worse off than we were. And later, Cindy and I saw the opportunity to shift our estate – to ensure a future gift to a place that shares our values. We want children and families to have the same comfort we did – having access to the best care possible,” added David.

Thank you for caring for the future of children and families who need access to life-saving care in urgent circumstances like those our world is facing today.

As you plan your family’s future, please consider how a legacy gift can help a cause that is close to your heart.

BC Children's Hospital Foundation