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Legacy giving

Your thoughtfulness today will create healthier futures for children in our community and around the world 

Making plans for a future gift in your Will to the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation is a wonderful way to celebrate your lifetime and ensure that today’s children, along with generations to follow, will benefit from the best pediatric health care possible.

Shape your legacy

Our Charitable Gift Planners would be happy to work with you to designate your gift to benefit a specific area of interest of yours within the hospital. Undesignated legacy gifts will be directed to important research initiatives at the Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute. Learn more about legacy giving and see how future gifts lead to future cures.

Every cure begins with research

Even with the exceptional care provided by the Alberta Children’s Hospital, each year hundreds of children in our community get sick with no known cure. Hundreds more face treatments that are so harsh, they leave serious lasting side effects. Scientists at the Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute know that we need to do better.

You have the opportunity to help researchers move medicine forward for children. With your help, they can better understand what makes kids sick, predict and prevent certain health issues, learn how to diagnose more quickly and accurately, and develop new therapies tailored to the special needs of children as they develop and grow.

Since healthier children grow up to be healthier adults who build stronger communities, directing your legacy gift towards pediatric health research is a wise investment in our future. With your thoughtful support, kids will benefit from new cures and better treatments, families will thrive and communities will flourish.

Join our Family of Hope

The Family of Hope is a special group of people who have decided to support the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation with a legacy gift a gift left to charity in their Will. You can become a member of our Family of Hope simply by letting us know of your plans to help children through a future gift. The Family of Hope includes donors who have made a bequest, or a gift of life insurance or a gift of RRSPs/RRIFs.

Becoming a member of the Family of Hope is as simple as letting us know that you have made a legacy gift to the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation. Everyone who makes a gift is welcomed into our Family of Hope. This is our way of honouring your generosity and commitment to child health and thanking you now for your future gift. We also hope that with your support, others may be inspired to do the same. Read about Tom and Charlotte Fredericks, long-time supporters of the Alberta Children’s Hospital and Family of Hope members.

Members are entitled to special recognition at the hospital, invitations to Foundation events, including the Family of Hope Tea, as well as a subscription to our twice yearly Just4Kids newsletter. You also have the option to remain anonymous in terms of public recognition while still receiving invitations to events and our newsletter. The choice is yours.

Please note that we always encourage our donors to seek professional legal, estate planning and/or financial advice when making decisions about their gift to the Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation. If you would like more information on legacy giving, including a staff presentation, please contact one of our gift planners directly, or fill out the form below.

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Heather Stevens                   Sheelagh Mercier
   Charitable Gift Planner                 Charitable Gift Planner
403.955.8847                          403.955.8837      


Information for your legacy planning

Legal Name: Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation
Address: 28 Oki Drive NW, Calgary, AB T3B 6A8
Charitable Registration Number: 13037 3244 RR0001

We strongly encourage you to talk to your family about your plans and seek professional legal, estate planning and/or financial advice when making decisions about your gift to the Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation.

Professional advisors

Thank you for standing shoulder to shoulder with us to care for the children in our community. Professional Advisors like you play an important role in helping people plan for the future. We know that making a charitable legacy gift to the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation now will make a positive difference to ensure healthy children for generations to come.

We would be happy to connect with any of your clients who have left the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation a bequest or made the Foundation the beneficiary of an RRSP or life insurance policy. We enjoy hearing the story behind the gift and being able to thank them while sharing the impact their investment will have on child health. Please know that we do not intend to solicit them. If your client prefers to remain anonymous, we respect that and would be happy to update them through you.

We welcome the opportunity to work with you to ensure your clients are able to make the appropriate legacy gift that fits with both their financial needs and charitable objectives. We would be delighted to help you and your client fine-tune the charitable bequest wording in their Will. View the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation’s sample bequest wording and our Deed of Gift of Securities form to get started.


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