Every gift tells a story. Create your legacy.

Established in 1978

The KGH Foundation was established in 1978 to support a growing community of donors wishing to have an impact on healthcare in our community. For over four decades, donors have trusted the KGH Foundation to help them create a legacy of significance and purpose – to advance health care in their local community and support the well-being for all those who call the southern interior of BC home.

Many give a gift in their will as an expression of their family values. Some are grateful patients themselves. Others wish to make a difference in the lives of others.

Regardless of “why”, your decision to give a legacy gift to the KGH Foundation ensures a brighter, healthier future in your home community for generations to come.

Create Your Legacy

Next steps to take:

Consider how you would like to be remembered through your legacy. What is important to you in your life and how will your estate planning reflect your interest and values.

Contact your financial advisor or lawyer to start preparing your will, or to add a simple amendment to your existing will. Professional advice will also help you maximize the tax advantages of your gift.

If you feel comfortable sharing your legacy gift, please contact the KGH Foundation. We’d like to thank you for your generosity with the opportunity to have a personalized engraved leaf on our legacy tree, and include your name annually in our Impact Report as an inspiration to others.

To include a bequest to the Kelowna General Hospital Foundation, the following wording will ensure your wishes are carried out.


  • I give to the Kelowna General Hospital Foundation, the sum of ($ amount).
  • I give all (or a specific percentage or shares) of the residue of my estate to the Kelowna General Hospital Foundation.
  • I give (insert a specific sum, all or a portion of the residue of my estate) to the Kelowna General Hospital Foundation to be used for a purpose related or benefit to (insert specific purpose)

It is essential that you include the correct name and address:
KGH Foundation
2268 Pandosy Street, Kelowna BC V1Y 1T2
Charitable Registration #11897 8733 RR0001

For information or if you have any questions, please contact:
Colleen Cowman, Director of Planned Giving
250.862.4300 ext. 27011


“People always ask why, but maybe they should ask why not! You get to work with the nicest people, for the nicest people. It’s the best kind of job satisfaction you’ll ever find.”

“Linking the passion and desires of donors to the needs/opportunities of the health system and KGH is such a privilege. I am inspired most by the people; our team, donors, clinicians & caregivers, and administrators and ultimately, the transformative changes to our system of care that become possible when we work together. I am grateful to be able to feel such purpose in my work.”