Donor Stories

cindy and david primrose, BCCHF donors

BC Children’s Hospital Foundation Donor Story

A Legacy for Future Families David PrimroseBC Children’s Hospital Foundation Donorand Previous Patient Family On July 12, 2010, I received a call that I will never forget. My daughter Natalie, 11 at the time, was thrown from a horse and was at the Emergency at Mission Hospital. My mom didn’t know how bad it was, […]

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Alzheimer Society of BC

Alzheimer Society of B.C. Article

Why consider alter ego trusts for charitable giving? Mary A. Richter, Wills and Estates LawyerOn behalf of Leona Gonczy, Gift Planning Officer, Alzheimer Society of B.C. As a wills and estates lawyer in Vancouver, I see an increasing number of clients diagnosed with the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia, and their family […]

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Fred Town

VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation Donor Story

Farmer’s legacy funding the future of brain health Charlene Taylor Senior Associate Director, Gift and Estate Planning VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation When Fred Town was looking for the perfect place to leave a gift in his will that would impact brain health in BC, he turned to his closest confidants for advice. His executor, […]

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Whitford VanDusen

Vancouver Foundation Donor Story

Investing in perpetuity How good intentions grow legs: the power of endowment Kevin McCort President & CEO Vancouver Foundation When he established Vancouver Foundation, Whitford VanDusen was already adept at orchestrating charitable giving on a large scale. But he wanted more than to pass money from one hand to another. He wanted to stretch, grow […]

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Greg Asayo Dr Tyler Mor Surrey Hospital Foundation

Surrey Hospital Foundation Donor Story

Two gifts that keep on giving Yolanda Bouwman Director of Charitable & Legacy Gifts Surrey Hospital Foundation Edna and Susanna lived in the same community for many years, but they never met. And yet, they will be forever linked and remembered at Surrey Memorial Hospital because their generosity made it possible for thousands of Surrey […]

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