Your Legacy, Their Future: How Planned Giving Supports South Muskoka Hospital

A mother and her child embracing. Photo courtesy of the South Muskoka Hospital Foundation
Photo courtesy of the South Muskoka Hospital Foundation

Supporting your hospital is an investment in people, in the future and in life.

Planned giving is planning for the future. When you leave a gift in your will or name the hospital as a beneficiary for a life insurance policy, retirement plan or other investment, you are helping to ensure quality care for generations to come.

The South Muskoka Hospital Foundation (SMHF) relies on planned giving donations for a quarter of its annual funding for the hospital. These funds purchase urgently needed, lifesaving equipment which is not paid for through government funding. As you plan for your future, consider joining SMHF’s Legacy Society and leaving a gift in your will. It costs you nothing during your lifetime, can be changed or revoked as needed, and allows you to have a lasting impacting beyond your lifetime.

It’s a very simple, yet powerful way to provide long-lasting future support for local health care. Take care of generations to come and leave your mark on the future.

“Through the years, the South Muskoka hospital has cared for the people I love… cared for my wife, my children and my children’s children,” said a SMHF Legacy Society Member. “I want to make an impact on a place that has been very important to me.”

The SMHF gratefully recognizes those who want to create a legacy of health care beyond their lifetime and proudly displays member names on the Legacy Society Donor Wall located in the main lobby of the hospital.

“Leaving a legacy gift is a deeply personal and significant decision,” said SMHF Executive Director Leah Walker. “We greatly value our Legacy Society members for their thoughtful planning, and are proud to recognize them today for their commitment to the future.”

How will you be remembered? To learn more, visit or contact the foundation office at (705) 645-4404 ext 3193 or at

This post is sponsored by the South Muskoka Hospital Foundation.


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