Your Concerns Answered

“We have family to take care of”
Without question, your family comes first.  People often believe they don’t have enough to share beyond family.  It doesn’t have to be an “either/or” scenario.  Review the tax savings from giving to GHF and you may be able to leave even more for your family members.
“That’s for rich people, we’re not rich”
You may be surprised to know we receive gifts of every size and all are appreciated. Each gift supports the hospital to keep abreast of evolving practices and the latest equipment.  We do receive extraordinary gifts and they are amazing but we also receive modest gifts and each one added with the other supports the hospital priorities each year.
“I don’t know any lawyers”
Start with asking who you know, friends and family.
The Ontario Law Society, has a listing of lawyers by type: look for those who do estate planning:
“I may change my mind”
It happens.  We understand circumstances can change.

Deborah Bauder
Associate Director, Gifts & Estate Planning
Georgetown Hospital Foundation