Create a Legacy

Miracle babies need your will to survive.

“As a former curler and acquaintance of Sandra, I donate annually to the Sandra Schmirler Foundation and have been doing so since its inception in May 2001. No longer physically able to curl, it is a pleasure to be a part of this sport in an even more significant way – by donating yearly and by leaving a bequest in my will. This is such a worthy and amazing cause. The Foundation improves the lives of many infants and their families by providing them with specialized equipment they otherwise would not have access to. Because of the impact this Foundation has on so many families, Sandra and her team are unsung heroes. Sandra’s legacy must never be forgotten”.

Glenda Kinney, Comox, BC

Your legacy gift to the Sandra Schmirler Foundation, large or small, will give families with babies born premature and critically ill the greatest gift of all – the opportunity to watch their tiny miracles grow up and follow their dreams.

After your family and other considerations are taken into account, please consider a charitable bequest to the Sandra Schmirler Foundation for now and future generations. As well, many people choose to make their bequest in honour of a loved one or friend.

Sandra Schmirler understood that life is precious and we must appreciate it every day because it can be taken away in an instant. While Sandra only lived to the age of 36, she understood that there is more to life than winning and losing. What’s really important is family and friends.

Making a Gift in Your Will

When you make a gift in your will to the Sandra Schmirler Foundation, you are creating a legacy of hope and health for the future. Gifts in your will, large or small, are a wonderful way to support a cause you care about and to make a lasting difference. When you create a bequest in your will to the Sandra Schmirler Foundation, you are building a legacy of hope and health for the future. We’ve put together a helpful brochure for you called “you’re in my heart forever”, which you can view below or request a printed version.

Bequests

A charitable bequest is a gift to the Sandra Schmirler Foundation made in your will. Bequests can take a number of forms, including a lump sum of money, an asset such as securities or real estate, or a portion (%) of your estate. Bequests made to the Foundation will generate a tax credit that can create significant income tax savings.

Types of Bequests

Residual Bequest – You donate all or a portion of your estate to the Sandra Schmirler Foundation; after your debts, taxes, expenses, and any other bequests have been paid.

Specific Bequest – You donate a specific dollar amount or piece of property, such as real estate, stocks or bonds.

If you have decided to create a legacy gift to the Foundation, or a legacy gift in honour of a loved one, we would be grateful if you would let us know.

Having a will is a good idea for everyone; it gives you peace of mind. To ensure that you have a valid will, we recommend that you use the services of a legal professional.

If you would like more information about how to leave a gift to the Sandra Schmirler Foundation please phone us toll-free at 1-866-210-6011 or email bgallagher@sandraschmirler.org and we will send you our FREE Legacy Guide.

Every Dollar Counts

For the Love of Family. Forever in our Hearts.