Commitment, leadership, creativity, and compassion. These qualities are demonstrated time and again by our donors.
The articles found on this page illustrate and celebrate the generosity shown by individuals and organizations within our community.
Patient care is better at Guelph General Hospital because of community support.
Why does Dr. Jennifer Caspers donate to The Foundation of Guelph General Hospital? She explains that she has a deep connection to Guelph and its hospital, a bond ingrained in her upbringing. Raised in the city by a physician father and a mother who served as both a midwife and nurse, Jennifer departed for her… Continue Reading Dr. Jennifer Caspers: Steadfast supporter of GGH
A huge THANK YOU to The Guelph Firefighters Benevolent Foundation for their extremely generous donation to The Foundation of Guelph General Hospital of $14,163! This generous donation will aid Guelph General in purchasing an extremely important piece of patient care equipment – the Giraffe, Stand-alone Infant Resuscitation System. This piece of patient care equipment enables… Continue Reading Guelph Firefighters Benevolent Foundation Donates $14,163!
Diane Harvey loves Guelph. She grew up on Division Street, went to school, built a career, married and raised a daughter here. Diane has tirelessly volunteered for organizations she felt made Guelph a better place. She presently serves on the board of Torchlight Services and volunteered at the Canadian Cancer Society and Meals on Wheels.… Continue Reading Visionary Gift for a Healthier Community
Karan Arora, owner of WingsUp! Guelph restaurant on Speedvale Avenue has been making a real difference in the community by supporting Guelph General Hospital through his fundraising endeavours. Karan came to Canada in 2011 with the goal of establishing himself in his new country. He started working at WingsUp! in Mississauga, taking on entry-level positions… Continue Reading Donor Spotlight: Karan Arora and WingsUp! Guelph
In the realm of healthcare, recognizing and spearheading moments of change is crucial to shaping a better future. Thanks to Cory Young Insurance Group Inc. and Co-operators, Guelph General Hospital is now able to make key changes in their commitment to sustainability. Cory Young’s story is one rooted in Guelph, a community he holds close… Continue Reading Donor Spotlight: Cory Young Insurance Group Inc. and Co-operators
Milan and Smilja Lésič arrived in Guelph in 1975 so that Milan could take a job with Pirelli Cable. Over the years since the couple settled in the city, Milan has worked hard to develop real estate projects. Now, his company, Wyndham Street Investments, has become one of the area’s land development and property management… Continue Reading Donor Spotlight: Milan Lesic
Joy Chhina has many connections to Guelph General Hospital. He was born in the Hospital; he was treated for a broken leg when he was small; he helped his three kids enter the world; he has been treated in the ER for more soccer injuries than he cares to remember. Not to mention that his… Continue Reading Donor Spotlight: RE/MAX Realtor, Joy Chhina
Greg Insley has been a Guelph resident since 1994 and attended the hospital over the years for the birth of his two children and for the occasional ER visits for stitches and broken bones. But things changed when, two years ago, he spent four days at GGH following routine surgery. While he was doing laps… Continue Reading Donor Spotlight: Waverley Lodge/ Masonic Foundation
From his office on Speedvale Avenue in Guelph, Harpreet Garcha heads up the Guelph-based trucking firm TRANS99 Logistics. Harpreet came to Guelph in 2008 and set up his company in 2011 with his brother and a friend. Today, TRANS99 is a significant employer and a substantial constituent of the City’s business sector. The business is… Continue Reading Donor Spotlight: Harpreet Garcha and TRANS99
The staff. Ruby couldn’t get the staff out of her mind. She marveled at how well the caregivers took care of her during her week admitted at Guelph General Hospital. Shifts would change, the faces came and went, but every caregiver provided the support she needed as she recovered from a reaction to a chemotherapy… Continue Reading Grateful Donor Supports ‘Mission: Nutrition’ for GGH Staff
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… Continue Reading Dinner for Six – Black Tie Bingo Style
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… Continue Reading Donor Spotlight Vahid Walji: If you live or work in downtown Guelph, you’d know his name.
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. Continue Reading Donor Spotlight: Avtar Kambo & Manpreet Kambo and Kamtech Industries
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… Continue Reading Guelph Bahai Faith Assembly, Junior Youth Group
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… Continue Reading Marc and Paul Brombal: Sidonio’s for Men/ Art of Denim