Donor Spotlight

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.

 

Donor Spotlight – Kevin Malinski

Kevin Malinski of Platters Catering & Events is a shining example of Guelph’s generous business community. When you think of supporting the Hospital, financial gifts might first come to mind. They are certainly important, but our donors help us save lives and improve health in many different ways. Our generous business community supports our work…

Remembering John Wood

The Wood Family have been supporters of Guelph General Hospital for more than 30 years, almost as long as the Foundation has been in existence. In fact, their first gift in 1987 was only the seventh gift we ever received. At the end of November, we announced that John and Barbara Wood had made an…

Julianne Fleming

What you give, you get back. It’s a common experience among The Foundation of Guelph General Hospital’s community of supporters. Julianne’s husband was already quite ill when they moved to Guelph and her life was entirely devoted to caring for him. “I was his full-time caregiver,” says Julianne. “We moved to Guelph specifically to be…

Ross McKinnell, Guelph, 2018

Ross McKinnell targets $10,000 for his community

In 1958, Ross McKinnell competed in the Commonwealth games, and today his love of cycling gives him a way to give back to Guelph General Hospital and his community as a Tour de Guelph cyclist and fundraiser. It was a fascination for bikes that eventually led Ross McKinnell to the Commonwealth Games. Now 60-years later,…

Doug MacMillan organizing BTB plaques for display

Doug and Cathy MacMillan, The Letter M Marketing

When Doug and Cathy MacMillan bought their company, they knew they wanted to build their business on building community. They didn’t have a concrete plan, but their intent and their ability to identify opportunities led them down a twenty-plus-year path that now has their business deeply invested in community – and thriving as a result.…

Ernie & Elysia

Ernie Kalwa & Elysia DeLaurentis

Ernie and Elysia’s support of the Hospital dates all the way back to 2004, shortly following a family member’s surgery at Guelph General. “We really appreciated the care of the surgeons” said Ernie, “especially that of Dr. Kenneth Reed”. It was this care that inspired their first gift. Visiting the Hospital under these circumstances brought…

Christina Magee and Marc Harwood of Stone Road Mall

Christina Magee & Marc Harwood, Stone Road Mall

Leading Stone Road Mall’s Children’s Charity Golf Tournament into its 5th year. Christina’s connection to Guelph General Hospital began when her youngest of two children. She spent quite a bit of time at Guelph General Hospital with her son when he was young due to various health issues. It was this experience that ignited Christina’s…

Sarmazian Brothers Flooring

Sarmazian Brothers Flooring: An extra special anniversary celebration! Leading up to the Sarmazian Brothers 10th Year Anniversary One Day Sale, the management team decided that they wanted to do something extra special as part of the celebration sale. Due to “strong roots in the community”, Sarmazian Bros. Flooring wanted to “find a way to give…

Kurtis Lammer

Seventeen-year-old Kurtis Lammer Raises $40,865 for the Hospital Kurtis demonstrated a great deal of tenacity while imagining and then creating UNIT 6 Haunted House. Unit 6 Haunted House was in the making for over two years. Kurtis was originally planning to have it ready in time for the 2015 Halloween season, but ran out of…