Inspirational Philanthropist Award

The Inspirational Philanthropist Award was established by The Foundation of Guelph General Hospital in 2022 to recognize the outstanding community members who have furthered its mission, vision and values.

This special honour celebrates an individual, family or organization who has demonstrated an abiding commitment to Guelph General Hospital as well as the wider community through their exceptional contributions through business, volunteerism and/or philanthropy.

John and Barb Wood, Inaugural Recipients

Inaugural recipients of The Foundation of Guelph General Hospital’s Inspirational Philanthropist Award, John and Barbara Wood, demonstrated outstanding contributions through business, philanthropy and volunteerism in support of Guelph General as well as the wider Guelph community.

Learn more…

Robert Ireland, 2024 Recipient

Bob Ireland with Rotary colleagues, Colin Ferguson and Bill Winegard, presenting the Rotary Club of Guelph donation to the Partners for Better Health Campaign.

Robert Ireland was born at Guelph General Hospital into a family of four siblings led by an engineer dad and a stay-at-home mom. When urged by his mother to acquire a trade at the end of his years at Guelph Collegiate Vocational Institute, he chose to align with his father’s interests, embarking on an apprenticeship in tool and die-making.

Learn more…