Ways to Donate

Tell us which area of care you are passionate about, and your donation will support the equipment, program or initiative that matches your interest. Please donate now.

We would be pleased to provide you with additional information for your area of interest. Please call the RUH Foundation at 306.655.1984 or reach us by email.

Ways to Contribute

Your Gift. Your Choice.

There are many ways to make a difference at Royal University Hospital. With any gift of $20 or more, you will receive a charitable tax receipt. Choose the method that’s right for you.

Make a one time or monthly donation right here on our secure site using your credit card, or print, complete and drop off or mail-in our Donation Form with your single donation or monthly giving commitment.

Area of Greatest Need

Every year, fundraising priorities are established based on projects the health authority views as its highest priority areas for Royal University Hospital. These include research initiatives, capital projects, equipment, capacity-building programs, and other priorities that help to transform patient care.

Your generosity helps to support these and other priorities at RUH.

The Greatest Need. The Greatest Impact.

Donations to the area of greatest need provide the flexibility for our Foundation to respond quickly and strategically to the most urgent funding needs as they arise, including support for people, space, equipment, and world-class programs in research, education and patient care.

Donate today.

Monthly Donations

Monthly Donations are Affordable

By dividing your annual donation into twelve equal payments, you can meet your annual donation goals while staying within an easier to manage budget.

It is Easy to Keep Track of Your Donation

On the 15th of each month we deduct the set amount you decide from your chequing or credit card account. Your donation will appear on your monthly statement and you will receive one consolidated tax receipt for your monthly donations at the end of the year. Just make your donation online or complete and drop off or mail in our Donation Form with your monthly giving commitment.

It is easy to change, skip or cancel your donation. To change the amount, the schedule or to skip payments, email us at info@ruhf.org or call us at 306.655.1984 and we will gladly make the changes for you!

Designated Gifts

Tell us which area of care you are passionate about, and we will work with you so your donation will support the equipment, program or initiative that matches your interest.

Each year a portion of philanthropic contributions raised by the Royal University Foundation are directed by donors towards specific designated programs and initiatives. As a result these funds are not available for priorities as identified by the health authority. Undesignated donations are accounted for in the Operating Fund and therefore incur all costs to operate a year-round fundraising foundation. Although it is reasonable for undesignated donations to support these efforts it is not unreasonable for beneficiary-designated initiatives and activities to also support a portion of these costs.

Because of this, designated gifts are subject to the Recovery of Fundraising Costs (ROFC) Policy.

Tribute and Memorial Gifts

Remember a friend, family member, medical caregiver, or colleague who has touched your life and made the world a better place.

Remember someone special who made your day, or who has sadly passed away. Tribute gifts are a public and meaningful way to honour or give thanks to someone special, or to mark a special occasion. Memorial gifts respect the wishes and legacy of a loved one who has passed away. Either way, the gift is a lasting reminder that someone special has touched your life.

Employee Deductions

If you are an employee of the health authority, you can choose to donate directly from your paycheque.

As physicians and staff within the health authority, you know first-hand of the necessity for patient care items, up-to-date equipment, and training, education and research. You know the benefit of living in a community that cares.

Please consider supporting your second home by making a donation to the RUH Foundation. Your contribution will help us all continue to provide the highest level of care to those people whose lives and well-being may depend on it inside our healthcare system or in the community.

For more information or to request a charitable payroll deduction, visit the Saskatoon Health Region’s Payroll Deductions page (access to the Infonet required) or contact the Payroll Department by email or telephone at 306.655.0900.

Major Gifts

There are many ways you can make a significant impact in the exceptional care and treatment provided to patients at RUH. A meaningful gift to RUH Foundation can be made with a one-time cash donation or a multi-year pledge, transfer of marketable securities (see next tab) or through monthly donations.

Our fundraising professionals will work with you to structure your gift to ensure it fulfills your philanthropic goals.

Please contact Lisa Sands, Chief Development Officer, at 306.655.6477 or by email.

Gifts of Stocks and Securities

Stocks, Bonds and Securities

By donating shares, you’ll enjoy tax benefits while seeing your wise investments pay dividends for patients and their families at RUH.

In 2006, the federal government eliminated the capital gains tax on charitable gifts of publicly traded shares and other securities such as bonds and mutual funds. To benefit from this tax break, you must gift the shares and securities directly to the Foundation. The benefit is not realized if you sell first and gift the cash later.

You will need to instruct your broker to transfer the securities to RUH Foundation’s brokerage account and inform us by completing the Securities Transfer Form.

Shares Donations

By making a direct gift of shares and securities to RUH Foundation, you can double your tax advantage by completely eliminating the capital gains tax you would otherwise pay if you sold the securities and then donated the proceeds, receiving a tax receipt for the fair market value of the securities at the time of the transfer.

This combination of tax-exempt capital gains and charitable tax receipt enables you to make a significant gift at little cost.

For more information on making a gift of shares and other securities, please contact Candace Boersma, Legacy Giving and Donor Relations Officer, at 306.655.6501 or at candace.boersma@ruhf.org.

Legacy or Planned Giving (A gift in your Will, Life Insurance and other planned gifts)

Please visit our Legacy or Planned Giving page for more information about legacy giving. To discuss your options, please contact Candace Boersma, Legacy Giving and Donor Relations Officer, at 306.655.6501 or by email.


The Gift That Keeps Giving

Endowments give back year after year — an investment in the health of future generations. The principal sum remains untouched, while the distributable earnings are used to support a designated priority at Royal University Hospital. Funds are held and disbursed according to the terms set out in the donor agreement. RUH Foundation manages a range of endowments and funds valued at $18.23 million. For more information about how to make a contribution or to set up an endowment or fund, please contact Tricia Haugen, Major Gifts Officer, at 306.655.6456 or by email.

The Nahid Baltzan Ahmad and Dr. Marc Baltzan Endowment supports cardiology.
Cameco Chair in Indigenous Health and Wellness Fund supports a physician specialist in Indigenous health at the University of Saskatchewan’s College of Medicine and Saskatchewan Health Authority’s Royal University Hospital.
Canada Life Scholarship provides scholarships for the education and training of medical personnel, other than physicians, who work with patients.
Community Mental Health Endowment supports innovative initiatives that improve the mental health of individuals and/or raise awareness of mental health and addictions. These initiatives include research, education, programs for patients and their families while in hospital, patient support programs in the community, and equipment for patient care. The following six funds are named within the Community Mental Health Endowment:

The Ken Arnold Addictions Fund provides financial support for mental health and addictions programming.
Drs. Rudy and Angela Bowen Mood Disorders Fund supports research and programming for mood and anxiety disorders.
Tom and Nicole MacNeill Family Fund supports clinical research and related patient treatment programs in obsessive-compulsive disorders and other spectrum-associated disorders including anxiety and phobias.
Lynn Sterling McLean Fund supports mental health and addictions research.
Patricia and Lawrence Rychjohn Family Fund supports innovative programs for those affected by mental illness and addictions in our community and beyond.
Robert A. Steane Community Mental Health Fund supports mental health priorities.
University of Saskatchewan Academic Psychiatrists Fund supports psychiatric research and post-graduate psychiatric training.

Donna and Tony Dagnone Endowment supports RUH’s Inspiration Award, recognizing a staff member, physician or volunteer whose leadership serves to inspire others.
Irene and Leslie Dubè Centre for Mental Health Endowment provides an annual grant for identified priorities for The Irene and Leslie Dubè Centre for Mental Health.
Danae Dupuis Memorial Endowment provides funding for areas of greatest need.
Adrienne Eidem Memorial Scholarship Fund supports a nursing scholarship in recognition of academic achievement and enhanced health-care proficiency.
The Donald Francis Endowment supports programs and services that aid in the diagnosis and/or treatment of cancer patients.
Bernice E. (Betty) Godfrey Children’s Endowment supports programs at RUH dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of children who have suffered accidental injuries.
John C. (Jack) and Bernice E. (Betty) Godfrey Fund supports the purchase of equipment for Unit 5000 for burn patients.
Helping Hands Fund provides financial assistance for patients and families in need of essential items required as a result of their hospitalization.
The Bryan Isinger Endowment for Children and Youth provides funds to support children and youth.
Sonja Jeffrey Memorial Fund supports medical school residents pursuing specialized training in dissociative disorders as a result of psychological trauma.
Drs. Ivan Jen and Suzanne Yip Family Endowment, established in loving memory of their parents Jim Kow Jen & Sue Lin Jen and David SimYip & Jean Yat Yip, supports cancer research and patient care as well as cardiac patient patient care.
Marlo L. Kelly Memorial Fund funds the purchase of equipment for Neonatal Intensive Care.
Legacy Fund for Trauma Care in honour of the Humboldt Broncos for the lives lost and changed forever funds equipment, education and research related to trauma.
Bill Lemko Memorial Fund funds the purchase of equipment that improves cancer care.
The Dr. Hung-Fook Ma and Mrs. Theresa Ma Endowment provides funds for trauma care priorities.
W. Gordon MacDougall Memorial Fund supports research, training and patient care.
Mark Family Legacy Endowment provides funding for priorities of cardiac-related programs.
Dr. Janet Markland Fund supports priorities for the Oncology Unit.
Nutrien Chair in Clinical Health Research Fund provides dedicated time for a researcher to undertake clinical research.
Orano Wish Fund Endowment funds the purchase of small items that improve patient care.
Ostomy Fund funds equipment and education for the Ostomy Clinic.
Pharmaceutical Services Fund supports education, research and equipment in the Department of Pharmacy.
Princeton Scholarship Endowment Fund provides educational funding for nurses, licensed practical nurses and other medical professionals.
Dr. Ali Rajput Endowment for Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Research supports research into Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders.

Rajput Research Fund provides support for Parkinson’s disease and movement disorder research.

Royal University Hospital Auxiliary Legacy Endowment supports the priority purchase of medical equipment and furnishings at RUH as well as funds annual Auxiliary scholarships and education.
Royal University Hospital Cardiac Care Endowment established by Don and Marg Ravis in honour of Dr. Paul Basran supports an annual grant for identified priorities for cardiac care at Royal University Hospital that might include patient care, equipment, research, education or capital expansion.
SaskEnergy Centennial Research Fund in Children’s Health supports research projects at RUH for the betterment of children’s health.
Hartley Sommerfeld Memorial Fund supports neurosciences.
Robert Steane Research Chair in Psychiatry supports funding for dedicated research.
Jarret Stoll Trauma Fund for Royal University Hospital in honour of the Humboldt Broncos supports trauma priorities for patient of all ages.
Peter and Anna Zbeetnoff Memorial Fund supports the annual Peter and Anna Zbeetnoff Memorial Drug Therapy Decision-Making Conference for physicians, pharmacists and nurse practitioners in Saskatchewan.

Gift in Kind

In addition to monetary gifts, we also accept other donations:

  • New Goods – Computers, software, furniture, artwork, office equipment, etc., that meet Saskatchewan Health Authority requirements.
  • Services – Mail services, administrative/financial support, etc.
  • Expertise – Legal, tax, or business advice; marketing; media and strategic planning, etc.

For more information, contact the Foundation office at 306.655.1984.

Electronic Transfers

Under certain circumstances, RUH Foundation will accept Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) for donations. In addition, eTransfers are a convenient and easy way to make a donation to support health-care priorities at Royal University Hospital. Please contact Jocelyn Zurakowski, Chief Financial Officer, by email or call 306.655.6405 for more information on EFTs and eTransfers.

Support the RUH Gift Shop

The Gift Shop is open Monday–Friday 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and closed on stat holidays. No deliveries are being made at this time.

The shop offers unique gifts, jewelry, cards, toiletries, newspapers, toys, confectionery items, and lottery tickets.

Whether you need an essential item while in the hospital, a pick-me-up for a friend, or something special for yourself, you will be sure to find what you’re looking for at the RUH Gift Shop.

The Royal University Hospital Gift Shop has been in operation since 1978. Prior to 2014, the volunteer-led RUH Auxiliary operated the Gift Shop and through their hard work were able to contribute over $3 million to support much-needed equipment in RUH. In 2014, the Auxiliary was no longer able to run and manage the shop; therefore, the Royal University Hospital Foundation took over operations. Auxiliary members graciously continue to volunteer in the Gift Shop and proceeds will continue to support health-care priorities at RUH.

For more information or to volunteer at the RUH Gift Shop, contact the RUH Gift Shop at 306.655.1042 or 306.655.2623 (Lisa Gibson, Manager) or by email.

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