Legacy Donor Honours Workplace

hostpitals-of-ReginaIt was a great way to start the day: an unexpected email from Gregory Aaston stating his intention to include HRF in his will.

“It was such a nice surprise,” says Jeanette Kelly, Manager of Annual and Planned Giving for HRF. “We are always honoured when someone makes the very thoughtful and personal decision to include the Foundation in their will.”

A Client Porter at the Regina General Hospital (RGH) for 32 years, Gregory transports patients, supplies and equipment through the hospital. “I’m always on the go and that’s what I love about my job,” he says. An avid runner and involved in many running charity events in Canada and the U.S., Gregory was looking at how he could support the HRF and he decided that planned giving was the way to go. In honour of the place where he has worked, Gregory is leaving a legacy gift to the HRF in support of the RGH to the area of greatest need.

“I feel that my job has done so much for me. I’m close to retirement, so I wanted to do something meaningful for the place I have spent my career,” he says.

Jeanette remarks, “A legacy gift speaks to how a person wants to be remembered and is a great option for supporting a favorite charity. Leaving a gift to the RGH is a wonderful way for Gregory to give back to the place where he has worked and pay tribute to the many patients he has helped, and the doctors, nurses and other staff he has worked with over the years.”

For legacy gifts made to the Hospitals of Regina Foundation the estate will receive a charitable tax receipt and may claim up to a maximum of 100% of income in the year of your passing.

We know a person’s will is a very private thing, but we encourage people to let us know if they have included us in their will as that means we can thank them now.”

Call Jeanette Kelly at 781.7523 to learn more about how you can leave a legacy gift for Regina’s hospitals.