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A generous response to the Foundation’s Spring Campaign raises essential funds

At Guelph General Hospital, community support is essential to supporting the exceptional work of its caregivers At the end of June, the Foundation launched its annual Spring Fundraising campaign with an appeal letter from Marianne Walker, Guelph General’s President and CEO. The letter explained how important donors are to supporting our Hospital’s caregivers – donors…

The 50/50 Hospital Lottery for Guelph General Hospital sold $74,390 in tickets to its first-ever monthly draw

August 14, 2020 – The first ever 50/50 Hospital Lottery for Guelph General Hospital monthly draw took place on July 31st at 11am. The Foundation of Guelph General Hospital awarded the winner with a cheque for $37,195 this week. “It was a bit of a leap of faith to guarantee a minimum prize of $9,999…

Community comes together in spirit and cause in Tour de Guelph 2020 and raises $105,000!

July 30, 2020 – When the Tour de Guelph Committee met in March 2020, they knew that the traditional one-day event would not be possible with an expected 750 riders, all gathering together in one place on the fourth Sunday in June. Like so many fundraising events, Tour de Guelph 2020 was at risk of…

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Guelph General Hospital celebrates remarkable million-dollar gift

Today Guelph General Hospital is celebrating a remarkable gift of $1 million from long-time Hospital supporters Bob and Sharon Ireland and family.

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The Foundation of Guelph General Hospital launches White Heart Project for members of community to show support

The Foundation of Guelph General Hospital has launched the White Heart Project as a way for community members to show their appreciation for those on Guelph General Hospital’s front lines, and for all others at GGH and throughout our community who play important supporting roles during the COVID-19 crisis. Through the Foundation’s White Heart Project…

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Black Tie Bingo in support of Guelph General Hospital raises a record $300,000 in its 24th year.

The 24th annual Black Tie Bingo, presented by The Co-operators and Meridian Credit Union, took place this past Saturday night at its new location, The Grand Guelph Banquet & Events Centre. A record was set with the event raising $300,000 net of expenses, exactly the amount needed to fund thirty additional Medication Safety Carts, completing…

AHP High Performer 2019

The Foundation of Guelph General Hospital Recognized in the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy’s 2019 High Performers List

Arlington, VA, The Foundation of Guelph General Hospital has been included in the 2019 High Performer’s list, provided from the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP). AHP has recognized 74 U.S. and 10 Canadian philanthropic organizations as high-performing fundraisers in the healthcare industry for fiscal year 2018. These organizations are primarily foundations affiliated with nonprofit hospitals…

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…

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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…

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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…