Legacy Circle

Your Act of Generosity, Our longevity.

With a legacy gift, such as a bequest or estate gift, you provide future support for the patients, their families and the medical services at Island Health. Your planned gift will continue to make a difference, strengthening local healthcare and improving the lives of those who turn to us for care, for generations to come. That’s a legacy you can be proud of.

Arleta Rae Allen

“My first up-close encounter with Island Hospital was in 1994 when a dear friend was hospitalized. The staff was exceptional and caring. I learned what it is to belong to a small, rural hospital community, where one gets a true feeling about the hospital, the way it runs, its providers, and I marvel at its growth. Like any beautiful and growing organism, our health system needs nurturing and support. Island Hospital is here for us. Let’s keep it that way!”

Beneficiary Designation

Creating a legacy can be as simple as naming Island Health as a beneficiary on your accounts. To update your beneficiary designation, log into your account or contact your financial planner.

Charitable Gift Annuities

With a CGA, you make a gift using cash or marketable securities to Island Health. In return, Island Health pays you and/or a loved one a fixed amount annually for life.


You can include Island Health in your will or trust.

Alternative forms of giving

Did you know that Island Health Foundation accepts donations in a variety of forms? There are many types of gifts in addition to cash that will ensure 5-star healthcare thrives in your community today.

IRA Charitable Rollover

Also known as a Qualified Charitable Distribution, if you are aged 70 ½ or older you can now make a direct transfer from your IRA to Island Health.


Gifts of Real Estate and other types of property allows you to leverage your assets to achieve maximum impact on the health & wellness of your community.

Donor-Advised Fund

As one of the easiest and most tax-advantageous ways to give, Donor-advised funds are the fastest-growing charitable giving vehicle in the United States.