What will your legacy be? Leaving a gift in your Will to the Dunnville Hospital and Healthcare Foundation is an act of caring and compassion for your entire community. You can designate a certain sum of money, a particular asset, or a portion of your estate. Whatever form your gift takes, the result is the same – exceptional healthcare close to home.
To include a bequest to the Foundation in your Will, you can simply have your lawyer add a codicil to your existing Will, or you can have a lawyer or notary prepare a new Will for you and include the bequest at that time. A bequest can be made available for immediate use or held as an endowment.
Our Legal Name & Address
Dunnville Hospital & Healthcare Foundation
322 Broad St. W
Dunnville, ON N1A 1T1
Our Charitable Number:
For more information or a confidential discussion please contact:
Penny Banks, CFRE
905-774-2529 ext. 201
You designate a specific dollar amount, or piece of property such as real estate, stocks, or bonds.
You donate all or a portion of your Estate (a percentage of your Estate) to the beneficiary after all your debts, taxes, expenses, and other bequests have been paid. This is typically done by designating a percentage or share of your Estate.
Your gift takes effect only if the primary intention cannot be met (if, for example, the primary and alternate beneficiaries do not survive the donor).
If you wish to meet the most important needs of our hospitals, we recommend that your gift be unrestricted. An unrestricted gift allows the Dunnville Hospital & Healthcare Foundation to use your gift for the most important needs facing the hospital.
You can control the use of your bequest by including certain designations in your Will. However, because our hospital needs are subject to change, we recommend that you add a “power to vary” clause to ensure your gift will deliver maximum value. See sample text for this below.
The following clauses have been prepared for use by legal and other advisors who are acting on behalf of clients who wish to make gifts by Will to The Dunnville Hospital & Healthcare Foundation. These sample clauses are intended to be examples only and may be amended to suit individual circumstances.
The Dunnville Hospital & Healthcare Foundation requests that advisors recognize the need for flexibility. Over time, the needs of Haldimand War Memorial Hospital and Edgewater Gardens will change due to program revisions, ministry directives, research and equipment innovations and other considerations. For this reason, should clients prefer to designate their bequest as to use or purpose, the Dunnville Hospital & Healthcare Foundation recommends the inclusion of a “power to vary purposes” clause (final paragraph).