No matter where you are in BC, if you or a loved one has complex health needs, you want to receive the best care possible. In order to treat the most complex cases in the province, health care teams in Vancouver need to be equipped with the latest tools and technology. This is where philanthropic support of VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation can make a tremendous difference for patients across BC.

Charitable gifts do not need to be cash based. An increasingly popular alternative is gifting publicly traded securities such as stocks, bonds or mutual funds. These gifts can be any size, given immediately or left to VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation in your will.

Gifts of securities are:


Gifts of securities to a registered charity is one of the most tax effective ways to give. You can benefit from a donation tax credit and the elimination of the capital gains tax that you would pay if you sold the same shares and donated the proceeds. Your estate can also see these same benefits if you choose to leave a gift of securities in your will.

Simple to do

Most securities are held electronically and can be easily transferred from your brokerage account to a brokerage account held by VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation. Upon request, this can be arranged by your Financial Advisor

Lasting impact

Whether you donate now, or leave a gift in your will you will have a vital impact on health care in BC. Donor funds support groundbreaking research, new tools and technology, and ongoing support for our health care workers.

Learn more about other ways to leave a gift in your will

This information is not intended as legal or financial advice. We encourage you to consult a qualified Financial Advisor.

Charlene Taylor, VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation

Charlene Taylor, Director, Gift & Estate Planning

For more information, please contact: 

Charlene Taylor
Director, Gift & Estate Planning
Phone: 604.875.4917

Legal name and address
VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation
190- 855 West 12th Avenue
Vancouver, BC V5Z 1M9

Charitable registration number

“As a cancer survivor, I have seen firsthand the power of philanthropy in health care, this is why I’m giving back in all the ways I know how. A gift of securities now and in my will is important to me so that advancements keep happening even when I’m not around.” – Nancy McKinstry, grateful patient and donor

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