to Support SGH
There are a variety of ways to support Stratford General Hospital:
Cash Gifts (including cheques and credit cards) are used for renovations
and patient care equipment at our Hospital. Cash gifts enable the
Hospital to continue to provide the high quality care for which we’re
known, and plan major redevelopments to cope with increasing patient
numbers from throughout the region.
Monthly giving is a tremendous way to ensure your gift works harder.
It’s the most effective way to provide steady, on-going funds
to help the Stratford General Hospital site and our campaign. Not
only is a monthly debit amount a more manageable way to give a generous
gift—it saves envelopes and postage too. (link to monthly giving
My Capacity for Giving
donation planner will help you calculate how much you
could afford to give to the Stratford General Hospital Foundation.
Memorial Gifts are a wonderful way to acknowledge the memory of
a loved one or friend.
Tribute Gifts are encouraged by the Foundation to honour an anniversary,
birthday, retirement or any special occasion with a donation. The
Foundation sends a notification of your gift to the individual you
are paying tribute to.
Many employers match the donation contributed by their staff. We
encourage you to contact your employer to find out if your company
has a matching gift program. Contact the Foundation for assistance.
Call us if you’d like to establish a payroll deduction program
at your place of work. Smaller, more frequent donations through payroll
can add up over time with minimal discomfort.
Gifts-in-Kind are non-cash gifts such as securities, real estate,
and tangible property such as equipment. They are evaluated and appraised
in order to confirm their current value for income tax receipt purposes.
Planned Gifts are becoming an increasingly popular way to leave
a lasting gift. Bequests made through your will, and special gifts
by other methods such as life insurance or charitable trusts will
help patients for years to come. With the assistance of your own
financial advisor and the Foundation, your gift can be structured
to help you support our hospital without jeopardizing your current
Gifts of Securities
Donating publicly traded securities is becoming an increasingly
popular way to make a charitable donation. It is quick,
easy, and has excellent
tax benefits for the donor - LEARN
MORE about tax benefits.
Normally, when you sell a publicly traded security,
you must pay tax on 50% of gains
realized. However, when you donate
a stock to a registered
charity, the capital gains tax is eliminated. In addition,
a charitable donation receipt will be issued. Securities
can be easily transferred
with the help of your financial institution. LEARN
how you can eliminate your Capital Gains Tax.
For more information, or to arrange a gift of securities, contact
Andrea Page at 519-272-8210 ext. 2627. Also see our Transfer Securities form to make your gift with ease!
Each donation is precious to us, and every donor is priceless. Besides
that warm feeling in your heart you get from supporting our hospital,
we have a variety of options available to ensure your
generosity is recognized if that is your wish.