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New Charitable Giving Officer

Posted On: Thursday, February 1, 2018

Encouraging Legacy Giving

Giving Officer - Willard VanderPloegGrey Bruce Health Services and its five Foundations have partnered together to help supporters realize their legacy giving plans.

Willard VanderPloeg is now working as Charitable Giving Advisor to promote legacy giving and assist donors in planning will bequests and other special gifts in support of GBHS hospitals in Centre Grey, Meaford, Owen Sound, Southampton, Wiarton and Lions Head.

“Planning a future gift in your Will helps ensure that your hospital stays well equipped to serve the next generation,” Willard said. “I can’t think of a better legacy to leave your family, friends and neighbours than good health care, close to home!”

Willard worked from 2002 through 2017 as Development Officer for the Owen Sound Regional Hospital Foundation, raising funds through legacy and major gifts as well as growing its Caring for Tomorrow Endowment fund. Previously he travelled throughout BC, Manitoba, northern and southwestern Ontario - advising clients and donors regarding estate, succession and charitable gift planning on behalf of more than 70 Canadian charities.

Willard has more than 25 years’ experience in the charitable sector and in estate and gift planning. He has a BA in Business Administration from McMaster University and Redeemer College. He is a long time member of the Canadian Association of Gift Planners.

If you have been thinking about making a special gift, Willard is available to help you. Call him at 519 376-2121 ext. 2736 or email

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