Ways to Give
Your contributions, your choice.
With so many flexible opportunities, it's never been easier to donate to the Foundation. Choose the option that works best for you and thank you for supporting health care in the community.
Regardless how you choose to give, be an informed donor. If you have questions about giving to charity, the Canada Revenue Agency offers these helpful Q and A about making donations. You can also contact the Foundation office.
In lieu of flowers for a memorial or a gift for a birthday, anniversary or other special occasion, consider a donation in honour of your loved one.
These special contributions may be designated to a specific project, such as the current capital campaign, Scholarships and Awards, palliative care, the Wellness Garden or more. It’s a thoughtful way to commemorate and celebrate a special person in your life.
Also, when a donation is made in memory of someone special, that person’s name is added to our Tribute Wall located in the Leduc Community Hospital in the year the donation was made.
Even a small donation given every month can make a big impact in just one year. Consider a recurring donation through our High $5 for Health initiative. Your $5 (or more) monthly donation supports the Leduc Community Hospital and health centres in Beaumont, Leduc and Thorsby. Monthly gifts can be made through credit card payments set to process on a date you chose each month. One receipt will be generated in December for the year.
A pledge is a promise to donate at a later date. Some donors wish to pledge a larger amount over a period of time (e.g, 1-3 years) and most often this is done when a large capital campaign is underway. For more information on setting up pledges contact the Foundation office.
Planned giving is one of the most common ways in which individuals can give a future gift to the Foundation.
Bequest and legacy gifts are donations of cash or property that individuals have made in their will as part of their financial planning process, taking into account their charitable wishes and values. These can be major gifts made during one's lifetime or at passing as part of a donor’s overall financial and/or estate planning. These gifts can be:
- Unrestricted: The Foundation may use your gift in a program or area deemed to be of greatest need
- Restricted: The gift has a specified purpose. For example, you may specify the gift be used for a particular program or piece of equipment
Through planned giving, every gift, regardless of the amount, makes a significant impact on patients receiving health care services in our region.
Tax Benefits: A bequest to Foundation can also provide a tax benefit to your estate. The estate will receive a tax receipt for the full value of the bequest. That receipt will reduce the tax payable to the estate. If the total receipt cannot be used for tax purposes on the donor’s final return, the excess may be carried back to the previous tax year and used to claim a refund.
Putting it in Writing: Wills can be complex and should be drafted with the help of a professional. A lawyer, tax accountant or estate planner can help you set up your will to minimize taxes and probate fee on your estate.
If you are considering including the Leduc Community Hospital Foundation in your will, we would be pleased to meet with you and your lawyer to discuss the terms of the bequest, particularly if it is restricted, to ensure we can comply with your wishes.
For more information and to discuss planned giving options, contact the Foundation office.
An endowment fund can be a very important financial tool for non-profit organizations.
Endowments help provide for the long term financial stability of the Foundation and can be a buffer in times of financial and/or fundraising downturns. Properly structured, endowed funds will help take care of emergencies and assure the continuation of important programs that may be difficult to fund through other means.
Typically, an endowment fund is a receptacle for gifts given in perpetuity. Usually, the fund consists of a pool of unrestricted dollars, as well as a number of individually named funds (i.e., bequeaths and/or estate donations). The capital of the endowment remains untouched and only the income from the fund provides a steady and dependable source of income that can be used for ongoing programs and services, and to sustain the Foundation.
Endowments can be important receptacles for donors’ funds and a means to fulfill donors’ specific wishes. Some donors, especially those making planned gifts, may not want their funds to be used for current needs. They may wish their gift to be preserved and used after their passing, to create a lasting legacy, to ensure support for their area of interest and/or to make a statement of what is important to them.
Gifts to create a new or add to an existing endowment fund can include, but are not limited to, cash, securities or mutual funds or bequests. There are also additional options that we’d be happy to discuss with you if you have other ideas.
The Foundation has invested funds in an endowment with the Edmonton Community Foundation (ECF). Through this partnership with ECF, we have taken steps to ensure the stability and longevity of our organization and the work we do.
For more information on how to support the current endowment or to discuss establishing your own endowment contact the Foundation office.
Show gratitude to a caregiver who played a special role in the care you or a loved one received while at the Leduc Community Hospital.
The individual you honour with your donation will receive special acknowledgement and your donation will benefit the greatest needs within the hospital.
Throughout our community, various Partners in Health display coin boxes to accept your donation. These partners include:
|Canadian Tire||Marble Slab|
|Leduc Coop (hardware store & Deer Valley gas bar)||Val-Mart Foods|
|Leduc Community Hospital diagnostic imaging department|
A donation of coin may seem small, but many coins can add up to a substantial contribution each year. If you would like to display a donation station at your place of business, please contact the Foundation office.