Don’t think you can afford it? Here are some ways to donate to the Department

We depend on the generosity of our supporters to meet the gap. The donations to the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology help us succeed in educating top students and pursuing new knowledge and innovation to provide optimum health for the women of BC.

We realize that putting family through school and providing a solid footing for them is your priority. But not all donations have to be money. If you are a grateful patient, and want to share your story with the larger community, we would love to hear from you.

Gifts in Wills or Trusts

To leave a gift in your will, your attorney or notary prepares a new will or modifies your existing Will. You can leave a specific bequest (a specific dollar amount or piece of property) or a Residual Bequest (all or a portion of your estate after debts, taxes, expenses, and other specific bequests).

Gifts of RRSPs, RRIFs, and Pension Plans

Naming the Department as a beneficiary of your RRSP, RRIF, or pension plan means a portion of these assets are left to the Department without passing through your estate. In most cases, the taxes owing on your donated RRSPs, or RRIFs, are offset by the charitable tax credits from the donation. These donations are a great way to reduce the deferred tax burden of many RRSPs and RRIFs.

Future Gifts with Tax Benefits Now

You can make a life insurance gift by donating an existing policy, by transferring ownership of a policy, by establishing a new policy with the Department as the owner and beneficiary, or by naming the department as the beneficiary of your policy.