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Donor Spotlight

Jim and Fran Sweitzer of London

Jim and Fran Sweitzer were in Exeter and Usborne Township. They now live in London, and are retired from their rewarding professional careers with 3M Canada and Western University. Jim and Fran have a passion for philanthropy, and support a few choice foundations in Ontario- fortunately, the South Huron Hospital Foundation being one! When making gifts to the foundation, they utilize transfers of securities, donor advised funds, and endowments as vehicles to fulfill their philanthropic goals. They work with their financial advisors to give in ways that bring the most benefit to the organizations they support, while also making the donations tax-efficient for their own portfolio.

Jim and Fran were the first donors to propose a Long-Term Investment Fund for the South Huron Hospital Foundation. For the past year, they have been actively working with the foundation to establish the Future Fund- a long term fund focused on the future of care in South Huron. Here is what Jim had to say about supporting the SHHF through long-term investments: “Fran and I are very supportive of the new Future Fund initiative. Our ongoing financial gifts to the Fund, along with the accumulated contributions from other donors, will help to grow the possible annual distributions to the Foundation."

The Future Fund is set to launch in November 2022. Click here to learn more!

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