Bequests and Planned Giving FAQs

How do I include a bequest in my will? 

The easiest way to include a bequest in your will is with the help of your lawyer. We can supply suggested bequest wording for your will so your gift will be used as you intend. The Royal Alexandra Hospital Foundation Staff if pleased to discuss options and opportunity with you. 

The best way to ensure that your charitable plans reflect your personal situation and long-term goals is to consult your legal, financial, or income tax advisor. 

Do I have to tell you that I have made a gift in my will to the Royal Alexandra Hospital Foundation?

No, you don’t have to tell us at all! However, if you do share details with us, and wish to keep them private, we can easily do that. We respect your privacy absolutely! That said, we would like to know so that we can say thank you and welcome you to our Legacy Builders Society. We can also share with you the future impact that your gift will make and also invite you to special events at the Royal Alexandra Hospital and its medical centres of excellence.

What is your correct legal name?

Our correct legal name is the “Royal Alexandra Hospital Foundation” and our Charitable Registration Number is 11912 6217 RR0001.

Once I tell you can I still change my mind?

Yes, you can definitely change your mind. Personal circumstances can change and we understand this. You can alter or revise your Will through your lawyer at any time.

If I have already made my will, can I still include the Royal Alexandra Hospital Foundation? 

Yes, you can revise your Will by adding a codicil. A codicil is a document that amends, rather than replaces, a previously executed Will. Simply add a codicil to your Will making the Royal Alexandra Hospital Foundation a beneficiary of your estate.

Can my gift support a specific area of research or program?

The Royal Alexandra Hospital Foundation team will ensure that your gift is used as intended. Please contact Terry Tobin in our office. He can assist you on the correct bequest wording to ensure that your wishes are captured in precisely the way that you want.

For more information, please contact:

Morrel Wax, Director of Philanthropy
Royal Alexandra Hospital Foundation
10240 Kingsway NW, Edmonton, AB T5H 3V9
E-mail: [email protected]
Phone: 780-918-8417