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Creating Your Legacy of Care

Our most intense, life-changing and dramatic moments unfold within the walls of a hospital. There, we become most aware of our collective responsibility.

That sense of responsibility drove four incredible women to go door-to-door in their Jewish community in the 1920s, raising money to open what became Mount Sinai Hospital. Today, it is known as Sinai Health System, one of Canada’s leading integrated health systems comprised of Bridgepoint Active Healthcare, Circle of Care, Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute (LTRI) and Mount Sinai Hospital. From healthy beginnings to healthy aging, Sinai Health System provides connected care to those who need it most.

You can extend those values of community and connection into the future. With a gift in your Will to Sinai Health System, you can support community-focused health care that attends to the whole person. Your legacy can play a vital role in securing a future of groundbreaking discoveries and compassionate care for generations to come.

Why Sinai Health System?

Mount Sinai Hospital was founded on a belief that a community thrives when everyone is treated with dignity. Our culture of belonging is what continues to set Sinai Health System apart, even today.

When we think about what makes a great hospital, doctors who bring each other cups of coffee and porters who chat with waiting patients may seem trivial. But in fact, they are examples of the close-knit culture and extraordinary care on which we pride ourselves.

A gift in your Will to Sinai Health System is an extension of those values. Your gift will support a community-focused hospital that cares for the whole person, at every stage of life.

How to Make a Gift in Your Will

A legally valid Will ensures your estate is distributed according to your exact wishes, including charitable gifts. When leaving a gift in your Will, there are several options to choose from.

One of the easiest ways to make a legacy gift to Sinai Health Foundation is through a residual gift or by leaving a percentage of your estate. A residual gift is the remainder of your estate, after your family and any other provisions have been taken care of. This is similar to leaving a percentage, where the bequest amount may vary depending on the size of your estate.

Alternatively, you may prefer to make a specific gift to Sinai Health Foundation. This is a convenient way to ensure that your favourite charity receives a specific dollar amount of your choosing, regardless of the size of your estate.

Sinai Health Foundation also accepts funds from registered retirement savings plans (RRSPs and RRIFs), tax-free savings accounts (TFSAs) as well as gifts of life insurance. These gifts are best arranged by contacting your financial institution or insurance broker.

Designating Your Gift
A gift in your Will can be earmarked for research or a specific program area, or worded so that it supports ‘areas of greatest need’ at Sinai Health System. Wherever you choose to designate your gift, please know your wishes will be honoured as you see fit.

Important Planning Information for Gifts in Your Will

If you are considering making a legacy gift, it is important to discuss your plans with your financial or legal advisor as well as with family or loved ones. You are always welcome to contact Sinai Health Foundation, in confidence, so we can ensure your intentions are fulfilled exactly as you wish.

When wording your bequest, please note our legal name is: Sinai Health System Foundation.

Our charitable registration number is: 119048106 RR0001.

You can find our sample bequest wording here.

Connect With Us

For more information on how you can build a caring legacy with Sinai Health System, feel free to contact us. We’re here to help you achieve your philanthropic goals in way that is meaningful for you. Rest assured, you are never under any obligation, and our discussion will be held in the strictest confidence. We’d be delighted to answer any questions you may have, help you decide where to direct your gift, and ensure that your legacy is exactly as you’d like it.

Please feel free to call Jacqueline Cooper, Director, Legacy Giving at 416-586-4800 ext. 2955 or email her at Jackie.Cooper@sinaihealthsystem.ca.

For frequently asked questions, click here.

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