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Ways to Give

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.

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.