Planned giving seminar in Sidney

The Saanich Peninsula Hospital Foundation is hosting a planned giving seminar at the Mary Winspear Centre this month

The Saanich Peninsula Hospital Foundation (SPHF) is hosting a planned giving seminar at the Mary Winspear Centre this month.

On Wednesday, April 10 the foundation will host two retired professionals, Ron Gurney and Ken Stevenson, for an informational presentation on the benefits of planned giving to charitable organizations.

“One of the major advantages of planning a future or current gift with your financial advisor or lawyer is that you’re able to leave a legacy for the community and for your heirs,” said SPHF Major Gifts Manager Donna Randall.

“Also the dollar advantage is that these types of gifts, when planned with an expert, reap very good tax savings.”

Randall added that the event, although sponsored by the SPHF, isn’t solely for those who are interested in supporting the hospital but also for those interested in leaving an estate gift to any charitable foundation.

“A lot of people are very happy to know that they know exactly where their donation goes. By attending the seminar with Ken and Ron, people can find more out about going to their financial planner or lawyer and what questions to ask,” Randall said, adding that planning ahead can give people a good sense of security.

“To be able to leave behind something that really makes a difference is a great thing,” Randall said.

The seminar starts at 2:30 p.m. and runs until 4 p.m. at the Mary Winspear Centre.

For more information call 250-652-7531or email Randall at


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