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.

Marc and Paul Brombal

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 Schmidt's Facebook Funraiser

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 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…

Cindy Bray

Way to go, Louie!  That’s what Cynthia Louise (Cindy Lou) Bray’s dad used to say to her when she did something great.  Cindy is one of GGH’s Registered Pharmacy Technicians and she deserves a “way to go” from all of us. Her name was added to the GGH Donor Wall this past fall in recognition…

Khalil Khamis

Khalil Khamis Leads by Example Khalil Khamis has a steady gaze and calm demeanour that immediately puts people at ease. He sits in a booth at his restaurant and shares his inspiring story. Khalil’s parents came to Canada forty-seven years ago as refugees from Uganda, escaping the human rights abuses and repression of the Idi…

Donor Spotlight – Guelph Family Martial Arts

GUELPH FAMILY MARTIAL ARTS — SMALL BUSINESS WITH A BIG HEART Guelph Family Martial Arts (GFMA) is looking to expand. The dojo is seriously crowded with certificates, awards, and trophies—big trophies—some as tall as Sophie Skoufis, who works with her son, Nathan, in the thriving business. GFMA offers Guelphites a wide range of training in…

Donor Spotlight – Guelph Lions Club

This story began in 1925. Helen Keller, a famous American and the first deaf-blind person to earn a college degree, spoke to the international Lions Club convention, inspiring its members to become “Knights of the Blind.” Since that time, Lions Clubs across the world have focused their service on prevention of blindness, sight conservation, and…

Donor Spotlight – June Cauthers

As a patient, June Cauthers has experienced first-hand the difference community support has made at Guelph General Hospital. “I’ve spent time in the hospital over the years and I’ve seen wonderful changes in the types of equipment being used to care for patients – from improvements to blood pressure machines to how records are being…

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,…