Ways of Giving

“I chose to donate publically traded shares to Hospice Kingston because it is a simple,  cost effective and tax-efficient way to make a charitable donation during my lifetime.”
– Marjorie Cooke, Campaign Cabinet

Gifts That Invest In The Future

The decision to make a charitable gift contribution comes from the heart. Your support will help us transform end-of-life care in our community. There are many ways you can help us build Kingston’s first residential hospice.

With a planned gift to Hospice Kingston, you can arrange your philanthropic giving to meet your own personal values while minimizing the after-tax cost.

Your legal and financial advisors can help you determine which investments will make the most impact and meet your financial and philanthropic goals.


Life Insurance Policy

Hospice Kingston can be named as the beneficiary or owner of a life insurance policy, whether the policy is fully paid up or premium payments still remain. Making a gift of life insurance enables you to make a large future gift to hospice without financial impact during your lifetime. Various charitable tax deductions may also apply to gifts of this type.



One of the most tax effective ways to leave a legacy is by naming Hospice Kingston as a partial or full beneficiary of your RRSP or RRIF.

A charitable tax receipt can be applied up to 100% of net income in the year of death and the preceding tax year.



A charitable bequest is a simple way to leave a legacy gift with Hospice Kingston. The bequest will distribute your specific gift from your estate directly to Hospice Kingston.

Your charitable gift can be in the form of a fixed amount or a percentage of assets from a settled estate.


Gift of Securities

Donate appreciated stocks, bonds, mutual funds, flow-through shares or stock options and take advantage of tax benefits.

A gift of securities is a cost-effective opportunity to transform an asset into immediate and significant support for Hospice Kingston.

By donating publicly traded securities, you eliminate the capital gains tax that becomes payable if you were to sell the appreciated securities on the market. Hospice Kingston’s policy is to sell the publically traded shares immediately. A tax receipt will be issued for the market value on date of transfer.


This is a remarkable time for Hospice Kingston. For over 30 years we have provided comfort, support and companionship to individuals and families living with a life-limiting illness or coping with grief and loss. We are proud of our past and determined about our future. We are realizing our long-term goal to establish Kingston’s first residential hospice.