George and Maria’s story
The doctors, nurses and office staff treat you with kindness, respect and compassion. There is always a smile for you. This is why we bequeathed our estate to St. Michael’s Foundation
- George and Maria Nel

George and Maria Nel are grateful patients who want St. Michael’s proud tradition of caring to continue for many years to come.

“The doctors, nurses and office staff treat you with kindness, respect and compassion. There is always a smile for you. This is why we bequeathed our estate to St. Michael’s Foundation,” they say.

A bequest is a thoughtful way to make a significant gift to St. Michael’s through a simple provision in your will. Benefits include:

  • You retain full control of your assets during your lifetime.
  • Your cash resources won’t be affected while you need them.
  • The final taxes to be paid on your estate will be significantly reduced, which can be a big advantage for your heirs and a great comfort to you.

There are different types of bequests, so you can choose the one that best suits your circumstances and wishes.

You can designate a specific gift amount, or contribute all or a portion of your estate’s assets.

For the purposes of bequests, please designate the gift to St. Michael’s Hospital Foundation.

Upon receiving the bequest, St. Michael’s Foundation will issue a donation receipt to your estate for the full amount of the gift.

If you’ve already included our foundation in your will, or if you intend to do so, please complete our will confirmation form. You will then become a member of our St. Michael's Society.

For more information or to receive a free copy of our Personal Will Planner, please contact Sandra Smith, Philanthropy Officer, Gift Planning, 416-864-6060 ext. 2044 or SmithSan@smh.ca. Your inquiry and any information exchanged will be held in strictest confidence. Thank you.

Make sure your wishes are honoured by having a will. If you die without a will, the government will appoint a public trustee who will decide how the assets of your estate will be distributed.

View our guide to making a Bequest in Will.