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Headwaters Heritage Society

Headwaters Heritage Society recognizes donors who have let us know in writing that Headwaters Health Care Foundation is in their Will, Trust or other Estate Plans. As a member, you will be recognized today for your commitment to the future with a listing on our donor wall located in the Main Lobby of the Hospital. You will also receive invitations to events at the hospital and our newsletter Heads Up to Your Health.

Once you have included Headwaters Health Care Foundation in your will, or you intend to do so, please notify us by completing our Legacy Gift Confirmation Form (pdf).

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I can’t think of a better thing to support than our local hospital. There will always be a requirement in this rapidly growing and changing community to meet the needs of your family and mine, your neighbours and mine, and neighbours we haven’t yet met.

My gift will support health care for all, for generations to come. It was as simple as consulting with my estate planning professionals and outlining my intentions in my Will. Properly done, there are also major tax advantages so that my money will be used like I want it to be.

- John Meek

I give to Headwaters Health Care Foundation all (or %) of the rest, residue and remainder of my estate for the purpose of supporting its highest priority needs/specific purpose

I give to Headwaters Health Care Foundation the sum of $ (amount) for its highest priority needs/specific purpose.

I give to Headwaters Health Care Foundation (description of property) for its highest priority needs. Please note that unless the property is considered useful to Headwaters Health Care Foundation, it will be sold and the proceeds used by the Foundation in accordance with its charitable objectives

A contingent bequest is one in which Headwaters Health Care Foundation receives a gift only if other heirs specifically named in your Will die before you do. If [name(s) of primary beneficiaries] do(es) not survive me, or die(s) within (90) days of my death, or as a result of common disaster, then I give to Headwaters Health Care Foundation [describe the specific amount of money, property or percentage of residual estate] for its highest priority needs/specific purpose.

Leaving a gift in your will is simple, generous and powerful.

You can play an important role in Headwaters Health Care Centre’s future by leaving a gift in your will to Headwaters Foundation.

Your future gift will have a lasting impact on your hospital ensuring that we continue to provide exceptional health care, close to home for our community for generations to come.

Have a conversation with your family and loved ones, then speak to your lawyer about drafting, revisiting, or adding a codicil to your Will. Your estate will benefit from the tax advantages of your gift and our growing community benefits from your thoughtful generosity.

If you choose to inform us of your bequest and your wishes, it will give us the opportunity to thank you and, more importantly, to discuss what you hope your gift will help to accomplish. You’ll also be invited to become a member of the Headwaters Heritage Society. Of course, you can remain anonymous.

For more information please contact:

Joel Porter, Director of Philanthropy

Email: jporter@headwatershealth.ca
Phone: 519.941.2702 ext. 2285

Sample Bequest Wording

The wording of your bequest is important. Below are some examples of suggested wording to ensure your bequest is clear and will be directed to Headwaters Health Care Foundation according to your wishes.

Please note:

  • Your charitable bequest should be directed to “Headwaters Health Care Foundation” in your Will.
  • Headwaters Health Care Foundation’s Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) Number is 888697794RR0001

Professional Advice

We recommend that you seek professional advice to draft or change your Will to ensure that it accurately reflects your wishes and states your exact intentions.

Please note the above suggested language is meant as a resource for you and your lawyer as you plan your charitable bequest to Headwaters Health Care Foundation. This information should not be construed or relied on as legal advice.