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No matter how you choose to give, you can make an impact on patients in our communities.

Southlake is proud to be renowned for the life-changing and life-saving work we do every day – but none of it would be possible without the generosity of people like you. From humble beginnings as a six-bed community hospital, Southlake has grown into a 471-bed health centre that provides leading edge hospital services and regional programs, including one of the top ranked cancer care programs in Ontario and the fourth largest Regional Cardiac Care Program in the province.

Our neighbours from York Region, South Simcoe County and as far north as Muskoka – approximately 1.5 million people – rely on us for the best possible care experiences from the beginning of life to the very end, with all the moments in between. Despite rapid population growth, Southlake continues to meet the changing needs of our communities while maintaining a small-town feel that sets us apart. Thank you for helping to make leading edge care close to home possible for the patients and families who rely on Southlake, when they need it most.

Ways to Give

Our communities support Southlake in many different ways – through single or recurring donations, hosting fundraisers, participating in our Signature Events like the Run for Southlake, memorial giving, corporate sponsorships and so much more. No matter how you give to Southlake, you are investing in leading edge, compassionate care for everyone in our communities.

Leading edge care close to home at Southlake is made possible thanks to the generosity of our communities.

Your one-time, tax deductible donation will have an immediate impact on staff and patients at Southlake. You’ll be helping to fund the most urgently-needed tools, equipment and technology – items that are not funded by the government but are vital to the best possible patient outcomes.

Every year, our generous communities contribute millions of dollars to support the most urgent priorities across our hospital.

Those donations are inspired by the amazing care that YOU, our Hospital Family, provide each and every day at Southlake.

No matter who you are or what you do at Southlake, you have the power to impact every patient who comes through our doors.

I live in Aurora, so Southlake is not just where I work – it’s my hospital. I’m part of the Southlake family and I love running and being active, so that’s what really attracted me to participate in the Run for Southlake. It has a really positive vibe around it, which I love.

Sean, Medical Laboratory Technologist

 

Ways to Give

There lots of ways that you can support Southlake! Whether you choose to enroll in payroll giving, sign up for the lottery or participate in one of our many events, your dollars will be invested directly back into the hospital.

For more information or to speak with someone directly about your gift, contact your Hospital Family representative:

Cindy Bajc

cbajc@southlakeregional.org

905-836-7333 ext. 5122

When you join this group of loyal donors, your contributions will be spread throughout the year in manageable amounts.

This is the easiest way for staff to donate to Southlake.

With this one simple form you can enroll in the Payroll Giving Program, and immediately have the dollar figure of your choosing donated from your biweekly pay cheque. Donations are deductible on your annual income tax returns, and your contributions via payroll will appear on your T4 annually in box 40. Your biweekly contributions will also appear on your electronic pay slip as donations to SRHC.

Download the form here and follow the return instructions included on the form.

You can also support Southlake by giving a one-time gift!

You can make this gift now using one of the following options:

  • To donate online, click here.
  • To donate via cash, cheque or credit card, download and return the form here. Donations can be made in person, by mail, or by phone.

Did you know that Southlake Foundation runs a 50/50 lottery just for staff?

For just $5 per pay, be entered into the bi-weekly draw for a chance to win $960!

With payroll deductions, you’ll be re-entered into each draw (yes, that means you could win more than once!) for as long as you like. If you decide you no longer want the chance to win some cold hard cash, you can opt-out at any time. Every two weeks, one half of the pot goes to one lucky winner from our Hospital Family with the other half directly benefiting our hospital. That’s almost $25,000 every year! Funds support the purchase of the most urgent needs at Southlake so that you can continue to provide the best possible care for our communities close to home.

Spots are limited, so act fast! Once all available spots are filled, you’ll be added to the waiting list for the next opportunity.

Sign up today for the Hospital Family 50/50 lottery by contacting Cindy Bajc at CBajc@Southlakeregional.org or ext. 5122. For the complete rules and regulations, please click here.

You can also check out frequently asked questions.

To opt out: Download the form here and follow the return instructions included.

For a list of past lottery winners, please click here.

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This annual 5K is a great way to come together with our communities in support of Southlake.

This event is Southlake’s largest annual fundraiser, and supports the highest priority needs across the hospital. Participate as an individual or as part of a team with your department colleagues, and see if you can win the coveted trophy for the Hospital Department Team Challenge! Individuals or teams who raise more than $10,000 have the option to designate their gift back to their department, so you can directly impact the work YOU do every day.

Learn more about the Run for Southlake

Follow this link to Host or Support a Community Event.

Southlake Foundation is always looking for members of our Hospital Family to participate in photoshoots and videos for marketing material throughout the year that supports our fundraising efforts. We love to showcase our own amazing staff, and you could be one of them! If you would like to participate in future opportunities, please contact your Hospital Family representative, Cindy Bajc at cbajc@southlakeregional.org or ext. 5122.

I support Southlake so that others can get the high quality of care that I received it, close to home. I’d always been athletic and active, but early osteoarthritis caused me to stop doing almost anything physical. When it was time to have my knees replaced, I knew that I would be in the best hands right here at Southlake. It’s been like a fresh start, absolutely life changing.

Michele, Interim Manager, Quality & Risk

What is Planned Giving? A legacy of giving.

When you choose to leave Southlake in your will, you’ll know that not only will your family be taken care of, but that you’ll also be helping ensure that hundreds of other families will have access to the care they need when they need it most in years to come.

At Southlake, we work with financial advisors to facilitate giving that meets personal and estate objectives and helps support the greatest needs at Southlake now and in the future. We will ensure that any gift you decide to leave to Southlake will provide our communities with the compassionate and leading edge care they expect and deserve, right here close to home.

As a donor to Southlake Foundation, you will be remembered (and recognized if you so choose) by your legacy, which will live on through each of the lives you touch with your generous donation.

Leaving Your Legacy at Southlake

After providing for dependents, family or friends, many people choose to make a lasting impact by leaving a bequest, a gift in a will, to the organizations and causes they believe in. By naming Southlake Regional Health Centre Foundation as a beneficiary in your will, you can leave the hospital a percentage of your estate, or a specific dollar amount. You can make a significant and meaningful gift that has little to no effect on your current lifestyle, or on the gifts you intend to leave to your family. Revising your existing will is a simple process, and a bequest allows you the most flexibility and security should your personal circumstances change.

How to Make a Bequest

Southlake Regional Health Centre Foundation is pleased to assist you and your professional advisor by providing or reviewing sample bequest wording to ensure the Foundation can accept and use your gift as you intend. Please use the legal name “Southlake Regional Health Centre Foundation” in your bequest clause. Our Charitable Number is 13179 7540 RR0001.

The most common phrase we provide to donors is:

“My estate trustees shall pay the sum of $___ (or transfer assets with an equal value) to Southlake Regional Health Centre Foundation, for the purpose of supporting the highest priority needs as designated by the donor.”

For more information, contact:

Lynn Conforti

lconforti@southlakeregional.org | 905-836-7333 ext. 5131

 

Other Planned Giving Options

Speak to your financial advisor to learn more about the Planned Giving options that work best for you.

Type of Gift

Leaving Southlake appreciated stocks, mutual funds, stock options or other kinds of securities.

Benefit to Donor

Excellent tax benefits—avoid capital gains and your estate will receive a tax receipt for the fair market value of the securities.

Type of Gift

Naming Southlake as the owner/beneficiary to a new or existing policy.

Benefit to Donor

Small annual payments can mean a substantial future gift. Paid premiums are tax-deductible and donating paid-up policies result in an immediate tax receipt for fair market value.

Type of Gift

Naming Southlake as the beneficiary of an RRSP or RRIF.

Benefit to Donor

Receive a tax receipt for the value of the plan, reduce estate taxes and avoid probate fees by removing these assets from your estate.

Even the smallest amounts add up over time. That’s why our monthly donors are so important to us.

By making a monthly gift, you can provide Southlake with a predictable income that lets us plan for and support the most urgent priorities as well as future investments that will help ensure patients in our communities can continue to have access to the best possible care right here, close to home.

Join our special family of monthly donors today, and your generous commitment will be supporting leading edge care for the 1.5 million people who rely on Southlake all year long.

For more information contact Molly DeHaan, Manager, Annual Giving at MDeHaan@southlakeregional.org or 905.836.7333 ext. 5125.

Southlake Foundation is proud to host three signature events that are widely supported, drawing participants from near and far, across all of the communities that Southlake serves.

Each of these events provide a unique experience for people looking for an exciting way to support Southlake, as well as a wide range of sponsorship opportunities. Learn more about the Run for Southlake, the Southlake Golf Tournament, and the Southlake SHIFT Gala.

Community events are third-party fundraisers hosted by members of the community in support of Southlake.

From denim days to sports tournaments, garage and bake sales to carnivals, any event can be turned into a fundraiser. Whether raising a small amount through a lemonade stand, or a large amount through a golf tournament, the organizers and participants of these events have an incredible impact on patient care at Southlake.

A memorial gift to Southlake is a meaningful way to express your sympathy and ensure someone’s lasting legacy, all while providing valuable support that will ensure your family, and our communities, can continue to have access to leading edge care close to home.

When making your donation, you can also choose to have a personalized card sent to the family, letting them know of the special gift you have made to honour the memory of their loved one.

Do you want to recognize a loved one in a meaningful way? Consider making a gift to Southlake in their honour!

Celebrations like weddings, anniversaries and milestone birthdays are a great opportunity to make a gift that will benefit your loved ones and your wider community by supporting the best possible care close to home.

When making your donation, you can also choose to have a personalized card sent to the person you’d like to honour, letting them know of the special gift you have made as a tribute to them.

Southlake’s Hospital Family – our staff, physicians, nurses and volunteers – share a passion to care for our communities.

It’s what sets Southlake apart from other hospitals, and it’s why our patients continue to have the best possible experiences.

These are our everyday heroes – and they often go unnoticed. Our Heroes of Southlake Program is changing that, offering a meaningful way for patients and families to say thank you to a staff member or team who went above and beyond to provide the best possible care and experience.

Is there a doctor, nurse, clinical staff, support staff or volunteer who went above and beyond to provide you or a loved one the care you needed? You can recognize an individual or team by making a donation in their honour to support the work they do for you and others every day. With your gift, you can provide a personalized message of thanks and a special pin that your Southlake Hero will wear in recognition of your generosity.

You can even choose to donate to the department of the hospital that provided exceptional care to you or your family.

Thank you for being there when we needed you most.

Grateful Patient

Make a lasting impact at Southlake with a bequest gift in your will.

You can make a significant and meaningful gift that has little to no effect on your current lifestyle, or on the gifts you intend to leave to your family. Revising your existing will is a simple process, and a bequest allows you the most flexibility and security should your personal circumstances change.

Gifts of securities are a great way to turn an asset into immediate and significant support for Southlake.

By donating appreciated stocks, you pay no tax on the capital gains, receive a tax receipt for the fair market value of the gift, and reduce your taxes for the year.

To make a gift of securities /stock of share securities, mutual fund unites or any other publicly traded security to Southlake Regional Health Centre Foundation, please complete our stock donation form and mail to Southlake Regional Health Centre Foundation, 102-581 Davis Drive, Newmarket ON, L3Y 2P6.

Did you know that you can name Southlake as a beneficiary to your insurance policy?

Small annual payments can mean a substantial future gift. Paid premiums are tax deductible, and you’ll receive an immediate tax receipt for the fair market value when donating paid-up policies.

For more information about how to make a Gift of Insurance, please contact Lynn Conforti, Director of Philanthropy at 905.836.7333 ext. 5131 or LConforti@southlakeregional.org.

There are many sponsorship opportunities available through Southlake Foundation’s signature events.

Our team will work with you to help you choose the event and sponsorship activation that suits your organization best, and meets your charitable giving goals.