- I’m interested in planning an event. What is the first step?
Can I designate the area I would like the funds to go to?
Yes. You can decide on a specific area of the hospital or a specific fund that you would like the money to go towards. Please note that 8% of all donations will be contributed to the Foundation’s Most Urgent Needs Fund, which helps support high-priority equipment acquisitions, high-impact research projects, innovations in patient care, as well as the work of our Foundation.
How are tax receipts issued?
Any donation over $25 is eligible for an official income tax receipt. Ticket purchases, raffle tickets, silent auction purchases, and merchandise purchases are not eligible for a tax receipt. Be sure to submit donation forms along with the donation to VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation. The Foundation will process and mail all tax receipts. Online donations will be processed immediately and tax receipts will be emailed to donors.
Will the Foundation help cover expenses incurred?
The Foundation is not able to accept any financial responsibility or liability for your event, nor are we able to provide any insurance. Event expenses, event insurance and any permits or licenses are the responsibility of the event organizer. Donations collected at fundraising events may not be used to offset event expenses, according to CRA regulations.
Do we need a charitable registration number to hold an event?
You do not need your own registered charity number to hold an event. However, if tax receipts need to be issued on behalf of your event, please ensure the Foundation’s charitable registration number (132173063RR0001) is displayed on all promotional materials, as required by Canada Revenue Agency. Please contact us regarding tax receipts and we will provide additional information if required.
Can we have a list of existing donors who might be interested in our event?
The Foundation follows strict privacy guidelines to protect the confidentiality of our donors so we are unable to provide contact lists to anyone. We can, however, help you identify the right audience for your event.
Will the Foundation provide volunteers to help with our event?
We wish we could help and participate in all events supporting our hospitals, but due to our limited resources and staff, we are unable to provide volunteers for most events. However, we would be happy to discuss the scope and needs of your event—if we can help, we will.
Can VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation help promote my event?
Yes, we can help promote your event on our events calendar and social media channels.
Are there any restrictions to the type of events we could hold?
The Foundation’s fundraising activities are conducted in keeping with our core values and mission. Prospective community events must be compatible with our values and mission. We do not participate in any event deemed in conflict with our values including door-to-door solicitations, and activities that could be perceived as being offensive, discriminatory, or detrimental to health and well-being.
Where do I send my donations?
Donations can be sent to the VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation office or submitted in person during regular business hours Monday to Friday from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM. If you choose to mail your donation, please ensure that you do not mail cash. Cheques can be made to:
Attn: Ciara Ginty, Events Coordinator
VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation
190 - 855 West 12th Ave
Vancouver, BC V5Z 1M9
Who can I contact if I have questions?
Our Fundraising Events Coordinator, Ciara Ginty! You can reach her at 604-875-4676 ext 68520 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.