Leave a Legacy

Welcome! We are pleased that you have an interest in providing a philanthropic legacy and learning about the many benefits of gift plans. If you have any questions about the best way for you to benefit through a planned gift to Canvas Health, please call or email Senior Development Officer Sue Sperber at (651) 275-4307 or ssperber@canvashealth.org.

We encourage you to talk with your financial advisor about your options and the benefits of leaving a legacy. Our planned giving team looks forward to helping you.

How to Give

Giving to our Canvas Health programs and services can be done either directly or through a gift model that can provide tax benefits and even income.

  • IRA Rollover – On January 1, 2013, Congress passed legislation to avert a fiscal cliff. The law includes several important provisions that will allow you to support the causes you believe in using your Individual Retirement Account (IRA). This provision enables those 70 ½ and older to make a contribution up to $100,000 directly to a charity without tax penalties.
  • Bequest – Naming Canvas Health as a beneficiary in a will or trust is the simplest form of deferred giving and ensures donor support through estate planning. 
  • Charitable Trusts – Charitable Remainder Trusts provide income to the donor (or the donor’s designees) and provide an income tax deduction. Charitable Lead Trusts combine income to Canvas Health for a term of years with a distribution of principal back to the donor or family, often with substantial tax benefits.


*Canvas Health is a qualified 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Please consult your tax advisor for specific questions related to your taxes.