Donor Spotlight – June Cauthers
As a patient, June Cauthers has experienced first-hand the difference community support has made at Guelph General Hospital. “I’ve spent time in the hospital over the years and I’ve seen wonderful changes in the types of equipment being used to care for patients – from improvements to blood pressure machines to how records are being tracked electronically.”
June has been part of that community support, contributing annually to The Foundation of Guelph General Hospital since she first moved to Guelph. She is also a member of the Circle of Life, a committed group of donors helping to bring leading-edge equipment to the hospital, like the new mammography machine. But she wanted to do more. When it came time to update her will, she gave considerable thought to how she could continue helping her community when she was gone. “Throughout my career as a teacher and a guidance counsellor I always wanted to help others.”
June decided to make bequests to three charities that were special to her, but it was important to her to remember her local hospital. By leaving a gift in her will, June became part of The Heritage Society, generous supporters helping ensure the hospital is equipped with the technologies needed to care for our community well into the future.
“I’m thankful that I can give what I can now to help patients who need it today, but leaving a bequest in my will to the Foundation was easy and enables me to give a larger gift than I could consider during my life. It’s one of the best ways to support my community when I’m gone.”