Donor Spotlight

  • Dinner for Six – Black Tie Bingo Style

    Three years ago, Karen and Bob Bonham decided to move from their home in Oakville to be closer to family here in Guelph. The city’s Newcomer Club appealed to Karen, and she joined. The Newcomers Club is a non-profit organization for women new to Guelph or who have recently gone through a significant change in…

  • Donor Spotlight Vahid Walji: If you live or work in downtown Guelph, you’d know his name.

    A warm, dynamic, and much-respected man, Vahid passed away in January two years ago at the age of fifty. He was owner and operator of the New Age Health Food store on Wyndham Street, where he made hundreds of friends and loyal customers over twenty-five years. It’s been said by many that Vahid didn’t just…

  • Donor Spotlight: Avtar Kambo & Manpreet Kambo and Kamtech Industries

    When the Kambos decided to support The Foundation of Guelph General Hospital’s $34 million Together, We Care campaign through the ‘Name a Room’ program, it was very much in keeping with their solid philanthropic convictions.

  • Guelph Bahai Faith Assembly, Junior Youth Group

    It’s a blustery March afternoon at a west-end park. Four youngsters and two adults meet near the playground equipment to discuss their next community service project. Under the auspices of the Guelph Bahai Faith Assembly, this Junior Youth Group has undertaken several fundraisers and drives over the past year — all to support service organizations…

  • Marc and Paul Brombal: Sidonio’s for Men/ Art of Denim

    At the corner of Norfolk and Suffolk Streets on the edge of downtown sits an elegant grey house. It was once, many years ago, a girls’ school and is now home to a duo of upscale clothing stores — Sidonio’s and the hip haberdashery, The Art of Denim. Here you’ll find two staunch champions of…

  • Dr. Marcello Schmidt

    Dr. Schmidt raised $16,434 for Guelph General Hospital. Very early on in the pandemic, one of our physicians saw a real need to raise money to help address the shortage of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Stepping into an unfamiliar role as a fundraiser, he was amazed by the success of his campaign. Dr. Marcello Schmidt…

  • Guelph Firefighters’ Benevolent Foundation

    Drinking coffee at a shop not far from his home, Dave Aubrey, a 5-year veteran with Guelph’s firefighting team, talks about his fellow volunteers.  He recently was voted into the position of Vice President of the Guelph Firefighters’ Benevolent Foundation (GFBF), a non-profit division of Firefighters’ Union Local 467. Dave explains that the organization was set…

  • David and Sandra Butler

    David Butler has been raising money for charities since he was a teenager. You could say that giving is in his blood. David Butler has been raising money for charities since he was a teenager in Newfoundland. That was back in the ’50s. Today, David is still raising money for worthy causes. Over the years,…

  • Cody Moynihan

    It’s not magic. But it is so impressive! Cody Moynihan is a Guelph-based mentalist who recently put his skills to use during the pandemic with all proceeds going directly to The Foundation of Guelph General Hospital.  On May 23rd, Cody delivered a live-stream Zoom performance where he demonstrated techniques to create the illusion of mind…

  • Trevor Mahoney

    Trevor Mahoney is an engaging man, a civil engineer who lives in Waterloo with his wife Stacey and two little guys, Brayden and Blake.  He’s a regular guy in the very best sense of the phrase, and he’s an MVP as far as the GGH Foundation is concerned. Last July, Trevor was playing ball with…