Gifts of Life Insurance

Make a large and lasting gift at a small cost

A gift of life insurance is an affordable way of making a significant donation in support of the MUHC while also preserving assets intended for your family and loved ones. You can make this type of planned gift by contributing relatively small monthly or annual payments during your lifetime. Ultimately, your donation to the MUHC Foundation will have a large impact on the future of healthcare.

Depending on your current situation, you can choose from one of five ways to make a gift of life insurance:

  • Use an existing policy or create a new policy to make a donation
    If you are seeking tax relief during your lifetime or for your estate, consider making a gift using life insurance to ensure that a smaller current cash investment is leveraged into a more significant future gift. We will issue a tax receipt so that you or your estate will benefit from tax savings.
  • Donate a paid-up life insurance policy
    That has now outlived its original purpose by naming the MUHC Foundation the owner and beneficiary of your policy and receive an immediate tax receipt for the cash surrender value of the policy.
  • Gift an existing policy
    On which premiums are still being paid by transferring ownership to the MUHC Foundation and receiving tax receipts for all future premium payments.
  • Make a gift by purchasing a new policy
    Naming the MUHC Foundation as the owner and beneficiary and receiving tax receipts for all future premium payments.
  • Choose to retain ownership of your policy
    And name the MUHC Foundation as the direct beneficiary and upon your passing, your estate will receive a tax receipt for the value of the policy.

For more information about how to make a gift of life insurance, please contact the MUHC Foundation at 514-934-1934, or by email at info@muhcfoundation.com.

McGill University Health Centre Foundation Charitable Registration Number: 86843 3947 RR0001

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Let’s do this, Montreal—we’re more than halfway through Giving Tuesday and we need every one of you to help us reach our $70,000 goal. 🙌 Support Dr. Gilbert, Joanne, Lawrie and the entire The DOVEE Project's Giving Tuesday dream of stopping ovarian and endometrial cancers. Combined, more than 3,000 Canadian women die each year from these cancers—but it doesn’t have to be this way. Let’s stop these deadly killers, once and for all.

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Plus de 3 000 Canadiennes succombent chaque année à ces deux cancers, mais nous pouvons les sauver. Arrêtons ces tueurs silencieux, une fois pour toutes.

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À l’occasion de « Mardi je donne », votre contribution sera égalée jusqu’à concurrence de 50 000 $ grâce à la générosité d’un grand donateur anonyme! La Dre Gilbert et ses collègues Centre universitaire de santé McGill - McGill University Health Centre ont mis au point un test sécuritaire et moins invasif qui permet de dépister les cancers de l’ovaire et de l’endomètre de façon plus précoce que jamais auparavant.

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It's Giving Tuesday, and your donation today will be doubled up to $50,000 thanks to a generous anonymous donor. Dr. Gilbert and her colleagues @ The DOVEE Project have developed a test that offers a safe, less invasive way to detect ovarian and endometrial cancers earlier than ever before. The answer for moving this test into clinical implementation? Generous Giving Tuesday supporters like you. ❤️

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Demain, c’est la journée « Mardi je donne ». Voici un message important de Lawrie Shahbazian, une coordonnatrice du projet DOvEEgene The DOVEE Project

« Les femmes qui reçoivent un diagnostic de cancer de l’ovaire ou de l’endomètre se posent souvent cette question : ‘ J’ai pris soin de ma santé. J’ai passé les examens, les tests Pap et les mammographies. Qu’est-ce que j’aurais pu faire de plus?’ La réponse, c’est DOvEEgene. Notre test minimalement invasif fonctionne, ici et maintenant. Nous en sommes à la dernière étape de notre marathon, le passage aux essais cliniques de stade trois. En tant que jeune femme, je compte bien voir les résultats et les bienfaits de notre travail acharné de mon vivant. Avec votre aide, nous sauverons des vies.”

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Ahead of #GivingTuesday tomorrow, we’re sharing an important message Lawrie Shahbazian, a project coordinator The DOVEE Project :

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