Leaving a gift through a Will to Scarborough Health Network Foundation is a powerful way to continue to make a difference in the lives of the people in the Scarborough community. A gift by Will can help ensure that SHN hospitals continue to deliver exceptional patient care to the community today, tomorrow and in the many decades to come.
Many people make a meaningful final gift through a Will to express their values and beliefs long after they are gone. Legacy gifts can create a lasting statement about who they were and what was important to them. Over the years, SHN Foundation has been on the receiving end of many impactful legacy gifts from people of various backgrounds and stories. Whether they grew up in Scarborough, had a wonderful experience at one of the hospitals, or are just grateful and want to give back to the community, many people reach out to SHN Foundation to help make a difference in the lives of the people of tomorrow.
Take a look at some of the wonderful stories from legacy giving donors at SHN and how they've made an impact at the SHN hospitals and the Scarborough community.
Peter Shizuma Ito
As a Japanese-Canadian growing up in British Columbia during WWII, Peter Ito led a life full of turmoil, gratitude and humility. He experienced internment camps, became an award-winning Sumi-e painter, and at the end of his life, gave back to SHN Foundation. Read about his incredible life story and why he chose to leave a gift to help the Scarborough community.
A long-time volunteer at almost every department in the hospital, Ruth's infectious laughter and charm made her a favourite at SHN. Ruth's experiences with the Scarborough hospitals date all the way back to 1971, when her son was born at Birchmount hospital. A life-long teacher, she decided that she would like to leave one final gift to the hospital when her time comes.
A Scarborough resident and teacher, Jennifer lives minutes away from SHN's Birchmount hospital, which she has visited numerous times throughout the years. It was a wish fulfilled when Jennifer and her husband committed a percentage of their estate to SHN Foundation. They considered SHN to be the only hospital that they'd want to make a legacy donation to.
Want to make a legacy gift to SHN? Learn more by visiting the Legacy Giving pages on our website.