There are many WAYS TO GIVE.

Give a gift, get involved, or both. Supporting the AMGH Foundation ensures that your hospital will continue to provide care today, plan for tomorrow and continually improve the health and well-being of our community.

GIVE A GIFT

One-Time Giving

A one-time donation is a thoughtful way to say thank you to those at the AGMH who cared for you and your family. Your donation will support the work they do each day, and help purchase priority patient-care equipment to support the health care needs of our community.

Monthly Giving

The monthly-giving program offers a convenient way to give. Monthly donations ensure that the Foundation can continue to meet the needs of the AMGH to care for our community. Become part of a special group of loyal and committed friends of the Foundation and the Hospital.

In-Memory Giving

Commemorative giving is a very personal way to remember your loved one. Give a gift to honour someone recently deceased or acknowledge the anniversary of a loved one’s passing. Your donation will ensure that other local families will continue to receive compassionate care at AMGH.

Planned Giving

You do not have to be wealthy to make a difference in the health care of your community.

Planned gifts have the potential to offer you significant tax benefits while maintaining financial security. This enables you to preserve your legacy for family and friends while supporting the AMGH

Bequests
Bequests are made exclusively through a donor’s last will and testament.  In the will, the donor describes his or her charitable intent and the executor of the estate distributes property to the charity in accordance with that written direction.

Bequests to the Foundation provide a balance between ensuring that your loved ones are cared for while knowing that you are making an investment in their future health care.  You also maintain control of the funds during your lifetime. Bequests to the Foundation can be made in gifts of cash, real estate, gifts of shares, bonds or guaranteed income certificates. When you plan a gift in your will, your estate benefits in that it receives a charitable tax receipt for the donated portion of your estate.

Life Insurance Policies
There are several ways to donate a new or existing life insurance policy to the Foundation that create significant tax benefits. One option is to make the Foundation the owner and beneficiary of the policy. For paid-up policies, an immediate tax receipt is issued for the fair market value of the policy. For non-paid-up and new policies, the annual premium amount continues to be paid by the donor and a charitable donation is created each year.

Another option is for the donor to retain the policy’s ownership, and the Foundation is named as the beneficiary. Insurance proceeds will be paid directly to the Foundation and a charitable deduction for the full amount can be used to reduce personal taxes in the year of death and the year prior. Alternatively, the deduction can be used on the estate tax return. These options ensure that heirs receive maximum value from estate assets and, at the same time, a meaningful gift is created that will make a lasting difference to the community.

Registered Retirement Funds
You have the option to name the AMGH Foundation as the direct or contingency beneficiary of an RRSP or RRIF.
Endowments
The AMHG Foundation welcomes the opportunity to work with donors to establish and manage endowments. For more information, please contact the Foundation directly at 519-524-8508 or send email to amgh.foundation@amgh.ca.
Securities
A donation of securities (stocks, mutual funds, bonds, GICs) or mutual fund shares is the most efficient way to give charitably. When you sell your shares for cash, you are responsible for the tax due on any realized capital gain, even if you plan to donate the proceeds from the sale. However, when you donate your securities directly to the AMGH Foundation, those gains may not be subject to tax. This means your charity receives a larger gift, and you’ll benefit from a tax receipt for the full market value of your eligible securities or mutual funds (at the time they are received). For more information, please refer to the Canada Revenue Agency website.

Explore the Best Ways to Give

Optimize your tax savings and see the impact of your donation! Use our tax savings calculator to find out how giving now, giving later or establishing an endowment can maximize your end-of-year tax savings and the value of your donation. 

NOTE: The Foundation is here to help and answer questions, but urges donors to seek independent financial and legal advice that pertains to their personal circumstances.

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GET INVOLVED

The AMGH’s strength depends on the generosity, support and spirit in our community. In addition to making a donation to the AMGH Foundation, there are many ways you can get involved and make a difference!

Make a donation.

Every donation helps improve the health care and services the AMGH provides for our community. No matter how you choose to give to the Foundation, we would be pleased to assist you with arranging a donation, and discussing your donor-recognition options.

Host an event.

If your business, organization, individual, school, or club would like to hold a fundraising event in support of the AMGH Foundation, we would be pleased to be your charity of choice. The event can be large or small – from a concert, gala or tournament to a bake sale or car wash.

Support an event.

Join us, have fun and help us support our hospital! The Foundation and third-party organizers present a variety of events so there’s something for everyone in our community. Check out our event listings, and like and follow us on Facebook to see our upcoming events posts!

Share your story.

The AMGH staff take pride in the services and care that they provide to our community. Our “Stories from the Heart” section is your opportunity to share your story – to let others know how the AMGH has impacted you and made a difference in your life.

Become a Board / Committee member.

Bring your enthusiasm and talents to the Foundation! The Foundation’s Board of Directors and Committees are comprised of community members who bring a broad spectrum of experience and knowledge together to further the vision and mandate of the Foundation.

Volunteer your time.

Giving your time is an excellent way to support your hospital. The Foundation relies on volunteers to help run community events, prepare campaign mailings, distribute information, and raise awareness of the Foundation’s mission.

When you donate to the AMGH Foundation, you help keep quality health care close to home.

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