Frequently Asked Questions for Legacy Gifts
What is your correct legal name and charitable registration number?
Our official legal name is “University Hospital Foundation” and our charitable registration number is 88900-3240 RR0001
What kind of impact will my legacy gift make?
A gift in your will supports advancements in care and research at the University of Alberta Hospital, the Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute and the Kaye Edmonton Clinic.
By supporting these facilities, and their doctors and researchers, you help create a better world for the loved ones you leave behind. This could mean more effective treatments for Alzheimer’s disease, or breakthroughs that help patients with spinal cord injuries walk again or simply faster and more accurate diagnosing for complex conditions anywhere in the human body.
Planned gifts have helped bring incredible advancements to the University of Alberta Hospital, such as incision-free brain surgery and world class cardiac care, a gift in your will can do the same.
If you would like more information about leaving a gift in your will, please contact Caroline Thompson, Caroline.Thompson2@ahs.ca or (780) 407-7686.
I want to leave a gift in my will, how do I get started?
Many people look after their loved ones before including a charity in their wills, so it’s a good idea to speak with your primary beneficiaries first to discuss plans for your estate.
There are many ways to include University Hospital Foundation (UHF) in your will, from a simple cash gift to a donation of securities, each of which has their own tax implications. We recommend you consult a financial advisor and a lawyer to discuss which giving options work best for you.
If you would like to speak with us about the ways you can give, we would be happy to talk to you. Please contact Caroline Thompson, Caroline.Thompson2@ahs.ca or (780) 407-7686
What if I already have a will, but would still like to support the University Hospital Foundation?
Your existing will can easily be amended to include a gift to the University Hospital Foundation (UHF). All that’s needed is a simple addition called a codicil. Speak to your lawyer about how to add a codicil into your will.
If you would like examples of how UHF can be incorporated into your will, you can find samples of will wording on our website.
Why should I trust the University Hospital Foundation in my will?
Without the support of donors, the University of Alberta hospital would not be able to provide the advanced patient care it does today. For this reason, we hold our relationships with our donors in great esteem and value the trust they place in us. We strictly adhere to Imagine Canada’s Standards Program, and the Association of Fundraising Professionals’ Donor Bill of Rights.
If you are interested in leaving a gift in your will and would like to learn, fill out our online contact form and someone will reach out to you and answer any questions you may have.
Can my gift support a specific area of research or program?
Yes, your gift can be directed to support advancements in a specific area of care or research at the University of Alberta Hospital, the Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute or the Kaye Edmonton Clinic. You decide what kind of legacy you want to leave behind.
What if my financial situation changes and it affects my planned gift?
One of the great benefits of a legacy gift, is that you can change it at any time to reflect your current financial situation. If you need to make adjustments to your planned gift, talk to your financial advisor or lawyer. We would also be happy to assist you in finding a giving option that works better for you.
Please contact Caroline Thompson, Caroline.Thompson2@ahs.ca or (780) 407-7686.