Look after future generations by leaving a gift in your will.

By leaving a gift in your will (charitable bequest) to the QEII Foundation, you will continue to care for the health of your community, long after you are gone.

Besides the opportunity to help save lives, there are other benefits to leaving a gift in your will:

  • Your gift will not affect your cash flow today.
  • Your gift is considered a charitable donation and your estate will receive a tax credit that your executor may use to offset income taxes owing on your income tax return.
  • Your gift can be designated to any area within the QEII Health Sciences Centre.

Leaving a gift in your will shows you support what matters most: the health of your community and the health of your loved ones. Tim and Nancy Williston wanted help give better health to future generations after Tim's life was changed at the QEII. 


Resources for arranging a gift in your will.

To make it easier for you to determine if leaving a gift in your will is right for you, please take a look through our resources:

The Power to Vary Clause
If a gift in the will is for a specific purpose, it is strongly recommended that a power to vary clause be added to the will so the gift will continue to be relevant in spite of changing circumstances in the future. A power to vary clause will allow the QEII Foundation to use the gift to support its work in the event that the original purpose is no longer relevant.

Sample wording: If circumstances should, at the time of my death, make it impossible, inadvisable, or impractical to use my bequest for the designated purpose, then the QEII Health Sciences Centre board of trustees may, in its discretion, use the proceeds from my bequest in such a manner as the board may deem to be to the best advantage of the foundation while adhering as closely as possible to my original intent. 

To learn more about leaving a gift in your will, please contact:

Charles O'Neil, gift planning advisor,
902 442 7196

Lori Scott, gift planning advisor,
902 442 7199

Katharine Berrington, gift planning advisor,
902 442 7146


The QEII Foundation inspires generosity to advance health care at the QEII Health Sciences Centre. With financial support from all levels of the community, the Foundation helps fund new technologies, research, innovation and education that contribute to life-changing moments experienced every day by patients and their loved ones.



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QEII Health Sciences Centre Foundation
5657 Spring Garden Road
Park Lane Mall, Suite 3005, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3R4
Phone: 902 334 1546 | Toll Free: 1 888 428 0220
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