Planned Giving

Legacy Gifts – Planning for the Future – Today!

“Our relationship with the Hospital goes back over 20 years. We have received excellent, life saving care from our doctors and want to make sure the hospital can keep doing a great job.”
- Bonnie and Jim Conacher, Legacy Society Founding Members

Planned Giving, often described as “leaving a legacy”, is simply planning to make a difference with your gift.

Gift Options to Consider:

A gift in your Will is a simple yet meaningful way to support excellent health care on the North Shore. A planned gift, as opposed to a gift given now, has the chief advantage of not affecting your current financial resources.

A valid Will ensures that your estate benefits the people and causes that matter most to you. A properly planned gift will meet your philanthropic goals while maximizing tax benefits and creating a legacy that will live on for future generations.

When planning for the future, please consider including a gift to Lions Gate Hospital Foundation. A planned gift can become something larger than you ever imagined and something more meaningful than you ever thought possible.

There are many different planned gift options which can be tailored to your particular needs and wishes. The vehicle(s) you select will be the result of careful consideration regarding: your loved ones, your current income needs and future estate values and your tax considerations, both present and future.

Gifts through your Will, publicly traded securities, life insurance, retirement funds, and charitable remainder trusts are just some of the ways you and your family can create a lasting legacy through thoughtful financial planning.

Planned Giving Fact Sheet


Throughout the year the Foundation hosts estate planning seminars on topics such as ‘10 Steps to Estate Planning’, ‘Wills that Work’, and ‘Who Will Make Decisions If You Can't?’ These informative seminars are complimentary and are facilitated by estate planning professionals who volunteer their time.

Our next seminar: 10 Steps to an Effective Estate Plan seminar

Date: Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Presented by:  
Time: 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location: John Braithwaite Community Centre
145 West 1st Street, North Vancouver, BC V7M 3N8

Please contact Joanne McLellan to discuss how to plan your legacy gift:

Joanne McLellan
Director of Planned Giving
Phone: 604-904-3553