I have recently joined a planned giving committee of the Kelowna General Hospital Foundation. You can donate funds to the Kelowna General Hospital Foundation, which holds funds for the Kelowna General Hospital. The Kelowna General Hospital Foundation is registered as a Public Foundation. This means that, when you make a donation, you can get a tax receipt allowing you to claim a tax credit to reduce your Canadian income taxes.
From my experience so far, the committee is made up of energetic, thoughtful people. Being new to the committee, I still have a great deal to learn about the Foundation's planned giving programs.
I think planned giving is quite different from other types of fundraising. First, it is a long-term commitment. Secondly, a good planned giving program assists the donors as well as the charities. There are many different ways to donate funds, such as trusts, life insurance policies, annuities and gifts in wills. Lawyers, accountants, financial planners and other professions play an important role in assisting clients in choosing the best methods for them to carry out their charitable wishes.
I am looking forward to working on this committee.