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Community makes Tour de Guelph 2021 most successful yet

$165,000 raised in net proceeds! In its 8th year, Tour de Guelph, presented by Label Design Ltd., raised $165,000 in net fundraising proceeds, making 2021 the most successful Tour de Guelph yet. “This outcome is remarkable and is absolutely the result of many in our community coming together. We extend our most heartfelt thanks to…

FGGH Board Members 2021

The Foundation of Guelph General Hospital bids farewell to two board members and welcomes three new board members during their 2021 Annual Meeting.

Leaving the board after serving for six years were Bob Berry and Debbie Moore. They will be missed for their valued and unique contributions during a time that saw us plan, launch and close in on completing our largest capital fundraising campaign ever, Together, We Care. Following a thorough recruitment process, we are delighted to…

Sutherland Staff on Canada Day

Sutherland Insurance Makes Generous Gift to Support Guelph General Hospital

Guelph General Hospital is celebrating a remarkable gift of $100,000 from long-time Hospital supporter Sutherland Insurance. The gift supports the Hospital’s most urgent and essential needs. For over 151 years Sutherland Insurance has been serving the insurance needs of Guelph and Wellington County. The Sutherland habit of giving back to the community traces its roots…

Together, We Care

CIBC Makes Generous Gift to Support Guelph General Hospital

“CIBC is proud to support the incredible work Guelph General Hospital does to ensure community members receive the highest quality of care during their cancer diagnosis and treatment,” said Snezana Popov, Director & Team Leader, Public Sector and Not-for-Profit Group, Commercial Banking, CIBC. “Our support this year helped make the hospital’s ambition of purchasing 33 new scopes for its endoscopy unit – which will benefit 7,000 patients per year – a reality.”

BTB 2021

Black Tie Bingo – In a Box raises $261,850 as a virtual gala

Funds raised at this year’s Black Tie Bingo – In a Box are being used to fund technological advances in Guelph General Hospital’s vascular and breast cancer surgical program. This supports the Foundation’s Together, We Care capital campaign priority of investing in new patient care equipment and technology.

Polycon cheque presentation

Polycon Industries Makes Generous Gift to Support Guelph General Hospital

“Especially now, in this time of the unprecedented challenges we face during this health crisis, we are so very grateful to corporate partners like Polycon Industries” said hospital President and CEO, Marianne Walker. “Gifts like this enable us to purchase the equipment and technology that helps us save lives and improve health.”

The Tricar Group GGH Donation

The Tricar Group makes generous gift to support Guelph General Hospital

Today Guelph General Hospital is celebrating a generous gift of $100,000 from The Tricar Group in support of the Together, We Care campaign. “The Tricar Group is extremely pleased to make a donation towards this important fundraising campaign for Guelph General Hospital,” says Adam Carapella, Vice-President of The Tricar Group. “Building homes also means building…

Together We Care 30 million

Hospital campaign exceeds $30 million mark

Thanks to the support of close to 7,600 donors, The Foundation of Guelph General Hospital announced that its capital campaign, Together, We Care, has reached the $30 million mark, leaving just $4 million to go. Donors to the campaign will make three important projects possible: expand the strained Emergency Department to provide more space, including…

Rob Wesseling at the Together, We Care campaign public launch announcement

The Co-operators donates $250,000 for emergency mental health care at Guelph General Hospital

Today Guelph General Hospital is celebrating a generous gift of $250,000 from The Co-operators to support better mental health and addictions care at the hospital. The donation supports the creation of The Co-operators Short Stay Assessment Unit, which will see emergency mental health care capacity increase by 50 per cent. “In our organization we strive…

John Sleeman presenting TWC campaign gift

Sleeman Breweries Makes Generous Gift to Support Guelph General Hospital on behalf of its employees

Today Guelph General Hospital is celebrating a generous gift of $100,000 from Sleeman Breweries Ltd. in support of the Together, We Care campaign. “Announcing such a wonderfully generous gift is a great way to kick off the New Year,” commented The Foundation of Guelph General Hospital’s CEO Suzanne Bone. “Sleeman Breweries is a long-time supporter…

Jay Elinesky and Tom Schuett present campaign gift

Elinesky Schuett Private Wealth Management of RBC Dominion Securities Makes Generous Gift to Support Guelph General Hospital

“Generosity is a cornerstone of the holiday season and we are incredibly grateful to be announcing this gift today,” commented The Foundation of Guelph General Hospital’s CEO Suzanne Bone. “This gift will help purchase equipment that will lead to more precise diagnosis, faster treatment, and improved outcomes for our patients.”

Barzotti Family

Barzotti Family Makes Extraordinary Gift to Support Guelph General Hospital

Today Guelph General Hospital is celebrating a remarkable gift of $500,000 from long-time Hospital supporters Vincent and Bruna Barzotti and their family. The gift supports the Hospital’s most urgent and essential needs. In recognition of their generosity, the Hospital’s Mammography Suite will be renamed in their honour. Vincent and Bruna Barzotti made their first gift…

Pual Osborne Signing Cheque to GGH

Donors fund two big projects totaling $2,184, 575!

Thanks to our generous community, 33 new Endoscopes and a new Central Cardiac Monitoring System will facilitate improved patient care. Suzanne Bone, CEO, The Foundation of Guelph General Hospital explained “We have been raising funds for these two projects for a while and are so excited that enough money was contributed for them to move…

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…

Ireland Family

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.

Suzanne Bone Displays a White Heart on her door

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…

Black Tie Bingo Le Cirque

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…

Together, We Care

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…