As Ruth Joyce, longtime SHN volunteer and donor, once noted, it’s up to all of us to take responsibility for the hospitals, because if the community cares for the hospital, it will care for the community.
Ruth was one of many donors who attended SHN Foundation’s fifth-annual Legacy Circle Appreciation Event on July 12. It was an afternoon of good food, company and conversation, as current and prospective donors engaged with one another and the Foundation about the importance of giving back to our community hospitals and the many benefits of establishing a legacy at SHN. Guest speakers included Ruth, who has left a gift for SHN in her will, and nephrologist Dr. Jason Fung, who delivered an insightful presentation about his groundbreaking work in diabetes and intermittent fasting.
Many of the event attendees are members of SHN Foundation’s Legacy Circle, a recognition society to acknowledge individuals who have remembered or intend to remember SHN Foundation in their wills. When donors leave a gift for SHN Foundation through a will or other estate plans, this ensures that future generations of Scarborough patients will receive the same exceptional care that SHN offers at all three hospitals and eight satellite sites.
“Legacy gifts come in many forms, and estate giving is a powerful way to create a legacy and transform the lives of thousands through a gift in your estate plan,” shared Verna Chen, Director of Stewardship and Legacy Giving. “Once you have taken care of your loved ones, we invite our community to learn more about legacy giving and consider leaving a meaningful gift to Scarborough Health Network Foundation that lives on for years.”
To learn more about legacy giving, contact Verna Chen at firstname.lastname@example.org or 416-438-2911 Ext. 6040.