Those two simple words mean even more when your generosity today makes healthcare for life here better now and for an entire generation to come. Your gift today ensures Huntsville Hospital has the equipment and technology our physicians and medical staff need to provide excellent patient care in your community.
Ways To Give
There are as many ways to support your local hospital as there are reasons to give. Find the idea or the event that works best for you and join us in supporting healthcare for life here - every year.
Gift of Securities
Make a donation of securities, bonds or mutual funds, and take advantage of tax benefits.
Give the Gift of Securities
Gift of Securities
WHEN YOU DONATE A GIFT OF SHARES TO HUNTSVILLE HOSPITAL FOUNDATION, IT’S A WIN/WIN FOR YOU AND YOUR HOSPITAL!
One of the many ways to make a donation to Huntsville Hospital Foundation is transferring your marketable securities directly to the Foundation. You save the capital gains tax on the sale of those shares and the Foundation receives the full amount of your donation. This Canada Revenue Agency statute applies to all registered Canadian charities and their donors. It’s a win/win!
Huntsville Hospital Foundation will provide you with a charitable tax receipt for the full market value on the day they are received in our account. This tax receipt:
- will help reduce the amount of tax you pay on your income,
- if your donation exceeds your annual limit you may be able to carry it forward and used in any of the next five years,
- may help reduce the taxes on your estate in the year of your death – and allow more of your estate to go to your beneficiaries.
A donation of Securities is a cost-effective opportunity to make a difference for Huntsville Hospital.
STEP 1 To transfer securities electronically, complete the Charitable Donations Gift of Securities form
STEP 2 Deliver to your broker
STEP 3 Notify the Foundation your transaction has been initiated. We will notify you as soon as we are in receipt.
We're here to help:
If you or your advisor have any questions about the Huntsville HospitaI Foundation, the securities transfer process or the impact of your generosity, please email us at email@example.com or call us at 705-789-4756 and one of our team members will be happy to answer your questions.
We encourage you to seek independent advice when executing gifts of securities, property, life insurance, charitable gift annuities, wills, trusts, contracts and other legal agreements.
You can help make a difference in healthcare all year long by being a monthly donor. It's easy! You can register for automatic monthly giving just the way you save automatically. Only with this choice, you may also save lives.
You can help make a difference in healthcare all year long by being a monthly donor. It's easy! No matter how much, it adds up to a big change. Monthly gifts, by credit card or post-dated cheques, distribute your generosity throughout the year while helping us reduce admin and handling costs. Tax receipts are issued annually.
Benefits of Monthly Giving
- More of your money goes to helping the mission, since there are fewer admins costs to cover.
- Avoid the hassle of re-entering your details every time you make a new donation.
- Receive one tax receipt with all your donations within the year just in time for tax season.
- Contribute to the longevity of Huntsville Hospital by giving regular support.
- Give in a sustainable way, with donations that are manageable for your budget.
- Become part of a community of regular donors.
- You can change or cancel your donation any time.
If you have any questions or want to become a Monthly Donor, please contact Natasha Nieder, Development Associate firstname.lastname@example.org or 705-789-4756
We all celebrate anniversary moments like birthdays, weddings, anniversaries and even retirement. Mark your special moments with a gift.
Donating in celebration of a wedding, birthday, anniversary or festive occasion is a wonderful way to add meaning to a special day. This type of charity donation is limited only by your imagination! With in-celebration charity donations guests can make a charity donation in lieu of gifts, or the gift-giver can replace a traditional gift, such as such as wedding favour, birthday or Christmas presents, with a charity donation. With a few clicks, you can set up your own fundraiser to rally your supporters to support Huntsville Hospital.
If you need support setting up your online fundraiser, please contact email@example.com
Your gift in memory of someone special will support countless patients at Huntsville Hospital. In memory gifts are also a thoughtful way to let those who are grieving know you care.
We thank you for choosing to support Huntsville Hospital Foundation. With donations in memory of a loved one, you will make an important and meaningful difference for patients at Huntsville Hospital.
We are committed to meeting your wishes for these special gifts and will send notification to the family member of your choice when gifts are made with a list of donors and their addresses to facilitate the writing of thank you cards.
Some people choose to create a Memorial Page as they prepare for a funeral or memorial service, while others will set up a page as a lasting tribute to honour a life. Either way, with a few simple steps, you will be able to set up your page to share it with friends and family so they too can remember the life of someone special. If you are interested in receiving a personalized link to share with your friends and family wishing to make a memorial gift, click the link below.
If you need help with your online memorial fundraiser, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for support.
Loved ones live on through the support shown by family and friends. Our Gifts of the Heart program lists those that were honoured with a donation to the Huntsville Hospital Foundation in the previous month.
Click below to see the Gifts of the Heart.
Our Cottage Cares
Talk with your family about supporting Huntsville Hospital Foundation and commit your cottage to the multi-year Our Cottage Cares program of annual donations.
Our Cottage Cares
Does Your Cottage Care?
Help Huntsville Hospital care for your cottage family!
Every Summer, the number of visits to Huntsville Hospital's Emergency Department doubles compared to other seasons. Cottagers and tourists drive the upswing. So now we need your help to create an upswing in cottager donations to Huntsville Hospital.
Register Your Cottage for 3 Years of Caring Today!
Commit your cottage to three years of giving at a level that fits your budget. We're counting on you - and thank you for caring about Huntsville Hospital just as we will keep caring for you, your family and your guests.
Name A Room
The hundreds of patients who use each hospital room each year appreciate the comfort and care made possible in an updated room. Add your name with your gift.
Name A Room
When you choose to name a patient room at Huntsville Hospital, you're sending a message to all who stay there or visit. You're telling them you care. For years to come.
Discuss room naming rights and other philanthropic ideas with your Foundation Team and we'll help you deliver a message of caring.
Let's discuss a room with your name on it
Who would have thought of a Will as a powerful tool to make change. Look into all the ways to be a part of our Legacy Circle by including a gift to the Huntsville Hospital Foundation in your Will, your Estate or through any one of many other strategies.
Why more Canadians are leaving a gift to charity in their Wills
We are lucky. Supporters of Huntsville Hospital Foundation are thoughtful individuals, who share a concern for Huntsville Hospital and are committed to building a better future.
Often people think about contributing to the causes they care about with monthly donations or volunteering time, but there is a growing number of people who are going one step further to leave a gift to charity in their Wills. These are ordinary Canadians who’ve realized they can make a powerful contribution that will last for generations to come, without taking away from the resources they or their families need.
This new mindset among Canadians of all ages has been triggered, to some extent, by the intensity of recent global events and the realization that it’s possible to do more just by giving in a different way.
When you look into it, you may be surprised to learn that a donation of as little as a 1% of your estate can result in a bigger contribution than you ever thought possible. You are still leaving 99% of your estate to support your loved ones, and you’re not using any of the money you need now.
The best part is that leaving a gift in your Will can be a very simple process. Here are a few suggestions that can help you take the next steps:
- Calculate your donation. You can determine how much you want to leave to charity, and how much you want your loved ones to receive, with a simple calculation. You can make that calculation using the Legacy Calculator tool developed by Will Power, a national public education campaign designed to inspire Canadians to think differently about charitable giving.
- Discover the tax benefits. Did you know the Canadian government has created some of the best tax incentives in the world to encourage more giving to charity, especially from your estate? This article illustrates how a couple’s financial advisor helped them give big to charity and take advantage of the tax benefits, all while leaving a sizeable inheritance for their daughters.
- Ask a financial advisor. Consulting a financial expert can help you maximize your donation and ensure it works in your favour. There is also a handy guide available to start the conversation with your advisor here.
- Find out how to keep the love going. Learn how a gift in your Will to Huntsville Hospital Foundation would be used to advance Huntsville Hospital here. Or you can contact Katherine Craine, 705-789-4756 to find out more.
Who would have thought of a Will as a powerful tool to make change in the world? But more and more Canadians are harnessing the power of their Wills to become larger-than-life philanthropists who continue to inspire others and make an impact on the future.
Leave a Legacy With Your Bequest Today.
Using a variety of legal tools and sound planning, you can guarantee future funding for your local hospital here in Huntsville. It means you promise your children and their children the same access to advanced healthcare that you enjoy. It means you look beyond today to inspire others with your commitment to a bright tomorrow.
Legacy Giving and a gift of assets in your estate declares you as part of Huntsville Hospital Foundation's Legacy Circle. And that means the world to us and everyone who lives and visits here. If the Huntsville Hospital Foundation is in your will, we would love to celebrate you, include you in the benefits of the Legacy Circle and recognize the impact you make to support Huntsville Hospital with a gift and recognition. If you would like to learn more about legacy giving at Huntsville Hospital Foundation, please click here for our pamphlet or scroll below for more planning tools and the contact page.
Legacy Giving Flexibility
After providing for your loved ones, there are many ways to include a Legacy Gift to Huntsville Hospital Foundation. Discuss what works best for you with your advisors to make legacy gift. It can be a percentage of your estate, a specific amount, or what’s left over after you’ve made specific directions for your loved ones. If you’re not planning to update your Will, that's ok, you can simply include a codicil in your Will outlining your wishes. The Foundation team will provide support when and where required.
Disclaimer The Legacy Giving information on this website is provided for general information purposes only. It is not intended as a substitute for professional advice and assistance from your lawyer, financial advisor, or tax consultant. We recommend that you discuss your plans with your lawyer and/or financial advisor before proceeding with a legacy gift.
For answers to common legacy giving questions, download our legacy giving FAQs.
Legacy Giving Options
Gifts Through a Will
Bequeath a donation of property, assets and/or cash and a tax receipt will be issued to your estate for the market value of the bequest. Bequests can be specified amounts, percentages of an estate, or the residue after other commitments have been met. Read More.
Gifts of Life Insurance
There are three ways to give through Life Insurance: 1. Donate an existing policy; The Foundation is made owner of the policy. 2. Purchase a new policy and transfer ownership; a tax receipt is issued annually to the donor for payments of premium. 3. Donate the proceeds of a policy; the donor retains ownership of policy and designates charity to receive some or all of the insurance proceeds. A tax receipt is issued to the estate for the proceeds paid to the charity upon the death of the donor. Proceeds are not subject to probate fees. Read More.
Gifts of Securities
A donation of securities is a cost-effective opportunity to make a difference for Huntsville Hospital. Donating publicly- traded securities eliminates the capital gains tax that becomes payable when selling securities on the market and in turn the proceeds are donated to Huntsville Hospital Foundation during your lifetime or as part of a legacy gift. Read More.
To transfer securities electronically, please complete this form, Charitable Donations Securities form and deliver to your broker and to the Foundation as well with your complete information for tax receipting. Click here for a sample Securities tax savings chart.
Gifts of Charitable Life Annuities
Transfer cash or marketable securities in exchange for a current income tax deduction and lifelong income. This donation method allows for an immediate gift to the Foundation, and the Foundation will in turn make fixed annual payments to you for life from the remaining funds. A minimum of $10,000 is required for a gift annuity.
Gifts of Charitable Remainder Trusts
Donate all or portions of your remaining trust assets to ensure that your gift is not subject to probate, estate taxes or possible challenges to your will. Entering into a trust agreement with the Foundation today provides income to you or your beneficiaries now and until the termination of the trust, and provides an immediate tax benefit. Read More.
Gifts of Real Estate
You can make a gift of real estate to the Foundation, either outright or as part of your estate, and receive a charitable tax receipt for the fair market value of the property. If the gift is a principal residence no capital gains will be triggered. The Gift of Residual Interest is another way of making a gift of property. You can donate the asset, which the Foundation will eventually receive as part of your estate, but still live in and enjoy it throughout your lifetime. Read More.
Gifts of RRSP or RRIF Accumulations
One key advantage of planned giving is that you can defer your gift. This gives you the opportunity of providing larger gifts, without impacting your existing finances or lifestyle. Naming the Foundation as the beneficiary for RRSPs (Registered Retirement Savings Plan) or RRIFs (Registered Retirement Income Funds) usually eliminates the tax on this investment. Upon death, the proceeds go to the Foundation and the Estate receives the tax credit. Read More.
Gifts of Endowment Funds
Establish an endowment fund to recognize an individual or group and create a living legacy to which your family and friends can also contribute. Donations to the endowment are invested, and the interest generated from this capital provides an ongoing source of income for the charity of your choice. Endowing funds is a popular way of memorializing or paying tribute to individuals. It also allows a donor to perpetuate their support after death to an area that was important to them.
Contact Us About Your Legacy Gift Today!
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Huntsville Hospital Future
Every gift to Huntsville Hospital Foundation has a future impact. Tomorrow, someone will receive better diagnosis or treatment thanks to your generosity. Next year, someone will live because they had access to the best emergency care. And ten years from now, the gift you give today will still be making better care possible.
But what about further out? What is the Muskoka Algonquin Healthcare (MAHC) plan for the future? Is helping that future come to life here of interest to you? Learn more and follow the story on your own by visiting mahc.ca.
Events are a wonderful way to connect to support your community and Huntsville Hospital Foundation.
Events are a wonderful way to connect with friends, colleagues and our community and support Huntsville Hospital Foundation to ensure our community continues to have access to the best care possible.
There are a number of unique fundraising events to make a collective impact available for everyone to make an impact in their community. Let us know yours!
November 17 - Disco Dance
Join us on Friday, November 17, at Canvas Brewery for the ‘Studio 54 Meets Muskoka Disco Dance’! This event is a FUNdraiser for Muskoka’s first MRI at Huntsville Hospital.
Tickets are just $40 each and include contests, spot dances, prizes, lite bites, a catwalk, a photo booth and guaranteed groovy good time! Wear your best 70s attire and prepare to get down and boogie!
Purchase your tickets online: Click HERE
November 18 - Dwight Lions Fundraiser for Huntsville Hospital MRI Campaign at Dwight Community Centre.
Macaroni & Cheese competition dinner between local cooks and restaurants.
Tickets are $20 each or $40 for Family of 4 available at the door or online: Click HERE
Takeout dinners by pre-arrangement, email@example.com
October 3 - Bowling for Boobs at Huntsville Bowl
Plan a Tuesday night out with family and friends to support Muskoka's first MRI. Click here to register.
October 6 - Annual 105.5 Moose FM ‘Your Community Cares’ Radiothon Supporting Huntsville Hospital Foundation
Get Involved! We are welcoming and encouraging local businesses in Huntsville to get involved. Why not sponsor an hour, donate a prize run a radio ad or offer special promo at your place of business that day? Contract firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Be sure to tune in on Friday October 6 to 105.5 Moose FM for a full day of grateful patient stories, messages from local doctors, power hours, prizes, and lots of support for Huntsville Hospital!
From May 1-7, Tim Hortons Restaurant Owners will be supporting more than 600 charities, hospitals, and community programs across Canada. Guests who purchase a freshly baked Smile Cookie in Huntsville & Burk’s Falls will be donating to Huntsville Hospital Foundation with 100% of proceeds being donated! Cookies are $1.50 each.
To pre-order your Tim Hortons Smile Cookies, complete this form and email to email@example.com, no less than 48 hours of your specified pick-up date & time. Or visit the Tim Hortons app or Skip the Dishes to see if your Smile Cookies can be delivered.
If you would like to raise funds to support Huntsville Hospital, go to the next tile, Start your own Fundraiser to help you get started.
Start Your Own Fundraiser
Every year, compassionate residents and cottagers alike create their own fund-raising events and deliver the proceeds to Huntsville Hospital.
Start your own Fundraiser
Want to rally friends, family and coworkers to support your passion? We’ve made it simple for you to host your own event to benefit Huntsville Hospital. A Third Party event is a great way to raise funds to support great healthcare. The event possibilities are endless. With a few clicks, you can set up your own fundraiser to rally your supporters to support Huntsville Hospital. Click the button below to start your online fundraiser.
We can provide the following assistance:
- Offer event planning advice/expertise
- Discuss ideas and best practices
- Provide resources including templates and documents to assist you in planning and organizing a successful event
- Issue tax receipts, if applicable (please ask your HHF about receipting before discussing with your attendees. HHF adheres to all Canadian Revenue Agency guidelines.)
- List your event on the Foundation website and share on our Facebook and Instagram platforms
- Provide approval for the use of HHF name and/or logos
- HHF can provide promotional material for your event if available and quantities to be discussed on a per-event basis
- Provide a Letter of Support to validate the authenticity for your fundraising event
- Offer representative(s) from HHF to attend your event applicable and subject to availability
- Help you create your own personal or group JustGiving fundraising page
- COMMUNITY CARES TOOLKIT - A helpful information kit to help you plan your fundraiser today.
Looking to discuss your idea to host an in-person fundraising event? Complete the contact form below and someone from the foundation will be in touch with resources and support.
Other Ways to Give
There are many unique ways to donate to Huntsville Hospital Foundation that also have tax advantages. Giving the gift of securities is a good example.
Other Ways to Give
There are a many other ways to support your hospital. Here are just a few ideas.
Employer & Business Giving
Ask us about Business Cares Program that unites all local business owners in support of The Huntsville Hospital Foundation.
Or ask your employer about setting up Payroll Deduction and Matching Programs that also support healthcare for life here. Talk to your co-workers today and call us for details.
Trillium Memorial Wall, Garden of Honour, Hospital Heros
Gifts In Kind
Donate property or goods instead of cash. Your Foundation issues tax receipts for the fair market value of Gifts-In-Kind (services not eligible).
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Let’s discuss your hospital’s technology and future needs.
Providing healthcare that is equal to any major urban centre depends on keeping our technology up to date and attracting the best medical teams. Your generous donation makes both objectives very possible. Talk to us today about how your gift ensures the healthcare here you expect and deserve.