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Jarrell Family Makes Extraordinary Gift to Support Guelph General Hospital

Today, we are celebrating a remarkable gift of $500,000 from Jim and Sandra Jarrell and family. The gift supports the Hospital’s most urgent and essential equipment needs. “It is fitting that we announce this gift today,” commented Foundation CEO Suzanne Bone, “because November 15 is National Philanthropy Day, a day to celebrate the extraordinary change…

Donors celebrated for their generous giving to Guelph General Hospital

The Foundation of Guelph General Hospital held its annual celebration of local philanthropists who enable the purchase of essential patient care equipment. Donors were honoured with a ribbon cutting at the updated Donor Wall, provided a chance to view recently-purchased patient care equipment funded through their donations, and given an update on changes to local…

Changes to our board and new staff, but same commitment to you and our Hospital

The Foundation of Guelph General Hospital’s purpose is to “save lives and improve health, together with our community.” While members of the team may change, the Foundation’s compass remains fixed in this direction. “We are so fortunate to consistently attract board and staff members who are deeply committed to our mission,” said Suzanne Bone, CEO…

Largest Fundraising Campaign in support of Guelph General Hospital Recruits a Stellar Volunteer Leadership Team

When the time came to raise the most money ever to make important patient-care projects possible at Guelph General Hospital, The Foundation of Guelph General Hospital knew nothing short of recruiting a stellar volunteer leadership team would be needed for success. Now, it is thrilled to announce it has done just that. Leading the largest…

Annual Heritage Society Tea celebrates our visionary donors

On June 18, the Foundation hosted thirty members of the Heritage Society for the group’s 12th annual tea. The event recognizes and celebrates the visionary commitment of those who will leave a gift in their will or through life insurance. The event is an opportunity for new and returning members to meet and mingle over…

Tour de Guelph 2019 Exceeds $125,000 Fundraising Goal through continued partnership between The Foundation of Guelph General Hospital and the Rotary Clubs of Guelph South and Guelph Trillium

Sunday, June 23rd was a spectacular day! It saw the coming together of more than 750 riders (and the hundreds who sponsored them), over 100 volunteers, and many sponsor partners – all contributing to the success of the 6th Annual Tour de Guelph presented by Scotiabank. With $125,000 (net) raised, it’s the most successful yet.…

Guelph General Hospital Volunteer Association lifts the community with their largest ever pledge to Guelph General Hospital

In addition to their inspiring gifts of time, Guelph General Hospital’s volunteers have made an inspiring financial gift of $250,000 in support of the Hospital’s most urgent and essential equipment needs. This is the largest pledge made by the Hospital’s Volunteer Association and brings their total giving to over $1.7 million over more than 30…

2018 Seasonal Fundraising Campaign Report

The Foundation wishes to thank all those who made a gift during our 2018 seasonal campaign period. It was one of the most successful seasonal campaigns to date, raising $177,164! Donations were made in response to the Fall Newsletter and to a series of direct mail letters. Online donations in November and December were also…

Black Tie Bingo – Northern Lights Raises $266,000 for Guelph General Hospital

Black Tie Bingo, presented by The Co-operators and Meridian Credit Union, returned to the Village by the Arboretum for the 23rd annual fundraising gala in support of Guelph General Hospital. It was another successful year, with a sold-out crowd of 432 guests, many new and returning sponsors, prize and event service donors, plus close to…

5 million dollar gift to guelph general hospital Linamar Corp and Hasenfratz, Newton and Stoddart families

Guelph General Hospital receives 5-million-dollar gift

Linamar Corporation and the Hasenfratz, Newton and Stoddart Families make history with the largest ever donation in Guelph in support of health care History was made in Guelph today with news of an unprecedented donation from the community in support of healthcare delivery. Linamar Corporation along with the Hasenfratz, Newton and Stoddart families are donating…

John and Barbara Wood GGH Main Lobby Sign

Guelph General Hospital celebrates 2-million-dollar gift

Guelph General Hospital is celebrating a remarkable gift of $2 million from long-time Hospital supporters John and Barbara Wood. The gift supports the Hospital’s most urgent and essential equipment needs, including the recently arrived CT scanner.

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The Foundation of Guelph General Hospital Hoping to Raise $175,000 this Holiday Season

The Foundation of Guelph General Hospital is launching its Seasonal Fundraising Campaign next week and is asking community members to respond as generously as they are able. “Existing donors and community members who are thinking about making a donation often don’t know how much we rely on their support, ” said Suzanne Bone, CEO of…

Tour de Guelph Five Top Three Fundraisers

Tour de Guelph Five Triumphs Over the Rain

Tour de Guelph set another record-breaking year, raising over $100,000! It rained, and it rained, and it rained, but as one proud rider said, “the rain made it better.” The riders, volunteers, vendors, and everyone involved on the day of the event, embraced the day with tremendous positivity. It was truly a triumphant day! Because…

2018 FOH Golfers

Fore Our Hospital raises $28,000 towards the new CT Scanner

Monday, June 4th dawned overcast and drizzly with a bitter wind but that didn’t discourage the 114 golfers who played in Fore Our Hospital. In fact, the golf tournament raised an amazing $28,000! You can see them in action in our FOH 2018 Photo Gallery. The funds raised will go towards the new CT Scanner…

Dr. Samir Patel explains need for new CT scanner at Guelph General Hospital

Replacing outdated CT scanner at Guelph General Hospital a priority

Last year, the Hospital placed a new CT scanner at the top of its priority list because it is used in the diagnosis and care of many illnesses, including cancer, stroke and other vascular diseases.

You make a difference in the lives of patients at GGH

Do you know what the common thread is across all these patients? Someone who can’t breathe and needs to be intubated immediately. Healthy, newborn babies. A newborn baby who needs to be quickly transported to a tertiary hospital for specialized care. A woman in labour. A man who has fallen and broken his hip. A…

Black Tie Bingo – Experience Africa Raises $266,000 for Guelph General Hospital

Despite a large hurdle in the planning of this year’s gala, the 22nd Annual Black Tie Bingo set another fundraising record, raising $266,000 for Guelph General Hospital. When the Foundation staff learned about a flood at the Village by the Arboretum just 10-weeks out from the event date that would force them to find a…

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Black Tie Bingo fundraiser makes a last-minute venue change after flooding jeopardizes the event

It was mid-afternoon, Dec. 22, 2017. Staff at The Foundation of Guelph General Hospital were preparing to depart for their Christmas break when they received the devastating news. A fire suppression water pipe located in The Village by the Arboretum’s Village Centre had ruptured and caused extensive damage. Most distressingly, the reconstruction would not be…

Supporters of Guelph General Hospital Honoured at a Special Donor Wall Celebration

Saving lives and improving health, together with our community – this statement now shines overhead the Foundation’s updated donor wall. Underneath, 968 names are proudly displayed. They are the Hospital’s most supportive donors, those whose cumulative giving falls between $5,000 to over $1 million. Each year the Foundation takes great care to update the wall.…

Rober Cameron of FGGH taking group on tour of diagnostic imaging department

Business After 5 at Guelph General Hospital

We were pleased to partner with the Guelph Chamber of Commerce for the second time to host a Business After 5 (BA5) Networking event at Guelph General Hospital.

Lago family presenting proceeds from golf tournament

Community members make a big impact at GGH by organizing fundraising events.

We are thankful to all those community members who take the time to organize fundraising events to support our Hospital. They are significant undertakings that make patient care better by funding essential patient care equipment. You can imagine our absolute delight when within a recent two-week period we were presented a total of $45,032 as…

Bangladesh and Bangla Speaking Community Members

Charity Yard Sales Raises $1,000 for Guelph General Hospital.

Recently, an enthusiastic group representing the Bangladesh and Bangla speaking community dropped by to present the proceeds from their Charity Yard Sale.  “It was an easy decision for us to select Guelph General Hospital as the beneficiary,” said Shibabrata Nandi, at whose home the yard sale took place. Many members of the community have had…

Ethan, Top Youth Fundraiser Tour de Guelph 2017

Tour de Guelph 2017 sees inspiring acts of generosity.

We knew it would be a terrific event, but even we didn’t expect this. Two supremely altruistic acts made it an extra special Tour de Guelph this year. Tour de Guelph attracts cyclists of all ages and abilities for an inspired day of riding. Close to $100,000 was raised for Guelph General Hospital and local…

Baby Hugh receiving his library card

Babies born at Guelph General Hospital receive a new kind of welcome through a partnership between The Foundation of Guelph General Hospital and the Guelph Public Library.

The birth of a baby is already a special time, but it has just gotten even more special at Guelph General Hospital. Now babies born at the Rotary Club of Guelph Family Birthing Unit receive a bundle of goodies neatly tucked inside the handy and reusable “Born to Read” bag.  A copy of the storybook…

Fundraising Update: Monitor/ Defibrillator Units and Portable X-ray Machines

Funding patient care equipment for Guelph General Hospital depends on a community-wide commitment. We are thankful that our community has demonstrated its generosity and commitment to exceptional patient care time and again. And this year has been no exception as we witness the caring response of our community to help fund emergency and critical patient…