Legacy recognition

Cornerstone Society Members

The Cornerstone Society honours donors who have chosen to contribute to the St. Mary’s General Hospital Foundation through a deferred gift. These dedicated supporters have a strong desire to ensure that St. Mary’s General Hospital will always be able to provide the same innovative and compassionate care that the hospital is recognized for. Often it is our modest donors who are excited to discover that they can leave an impressive legacy to the Foundation in their estate plans and still have sufficient money to leave to loved ones. In many cases the amount of a deferred gift is more than donors would have been able to give during their living years.

It may be surprising to learn that our Cornerstone members are sometimes much younger than one would expect. It is never too early to plan for your future and arranging a deferred gift to a hospital Foundation is a terrific way to exercise maximum tax credit. Our Planned Giving program includes many options such as leaving a bequest in your will, gifting the excess of a RRSP or RRIF, or arranging a gift of life insurance.

We believe that arranging a deferred gift illustrates a remarkable commitment to the St. Mary’s General Hospital Foundation and we are committed to making our Cornerstone members feel appreciated. We are often able to suggest appropriate recognition or a naming opportunity that would honour the family for years to come.

Regardless of the planned giving option that is chosen, the common thread is that all these donors care a great deal for St. Mary’s General Hospital and the future generations who will benefit most from their generosity. We recognize these devoted donors in their living years by making them members of our Cornerstone Society, the building block of St. Mary’s future.

If you would like more information about legacy gifts, please contact:
Susan Dusick
(519) 749-6578 ext. 1514
email: sdusick@supportstmarys.ca