Campbellford Memorial Hospital Foundation Announces Record-Breaking Year

In Community, Local

The Campbellford Memorial Hospital (CMH) Foundation held its 2023 annual general meeting this week and reported its best year ever. Martha Hunt, Chair of the CMH Foundation reported 2023 was a tremendously successful year raising funds for the Hospital. Hunt said, “I am pleased to announce the community donated an astounding $3.8 million to the Foundation. This includes, $2.1 million for the current equipment needs, including the new CT Scanner, and $1.7 million designated for the proposed hospital redevelopment. Significant gifts for the redevelopment were received from the Estate of Bill Scott (on behalf of Bill and his brother Bob), the Estate of Bruce Westlake and from Arnold Westlake.”

During her address Hunt also acknowledged the countless hours put in by volunteers, including in-hospital volunteers, Auxiliary members, Board of Directors, and event volunteers, particularly those involved with the Ranney Gorge Run, Doctors’ Cook-off and Catch the Ace Raffle. “I want to express our gratitude to those who give so much of their time, energy and passion to our cause. You are making local health care better and the new CT Scanner alone is proof of that.”

Hunt also took a moment to acknowledge the Foundation’s new branding, including a new logo and web site. “I am thrilled with how everything looks. The new logo is bright and refreshing and perfectly reflects the energy and enthusiasm the staff, board and volunteers put into the work they do.”

During the AGM, Hunt thanked former Chair Calvin Newman who retired from the Board after 14 years, “I think it is fair to say much of the success the Foundation has enjoyed over the past 14 years can be attributed to Calvin’s effort and guidance. Calvin always led by example in his support and advocacy of the hospital and never shied away from encouraging other individuals or business leaders to support the hospital in any way possible.”

During the AGM, the Board welcomed Beth Lucciola of Havelock as its newest member.

Highlights for the Foundation in 2023 include,

– their three Signature Events, the Incredible Doctors’ Cook-off, Catch the Ace Raffle, and Ranney Gorge Run that all surpassed previous years fundraising,

– many successful third party events hosted by local groups and businesses in support of the Hospital, including the Annual CDHS Jazz Concert, Bennett’s Designer Tree Benefit, Hospital Day at McDonalds and the Monkey Business Monkey Hat Fundraiser,

– a highly successful Angels of Care Campaign, including the Giving Tuesday Initiative in partnership with Scott Drummond Motors,

– new donor-funded equipment purchased for the hospital in the past year, including the CT Scanner, Patient Wandering System, Patient Lifts, Medication Cabinets, Stretchers, Defibrillators, Bladder Scanner, the Clinical Information System, IT Equipment for every corner of the hospital and Staff Education.

In the next few days, the CMH Foundation is mailing residents and donors the newest edition of its Giving Matters Newsletter and a current appeal. Look for it in your mailbox soon.

Donations to the Hospital Foundation’s current Transforming Care Together/Frontline Care Campaign can be made in the following ways:

· Mailing a cheque to the CMH Foundation, 146 Oliver Road, Campbellford, ON K0L 1L0

· securely on-line at www.givetocmh.ca,

· via E-transfer to foundation@cmh.ca

· using a credit card and call Angela at 705-653-1140 ext. 2107, Catherine at 705-653-1140 ext. 2104 or

John at 705-632-2014

· Contacting the CMH Foundation to discuss other arrangements

2024/2025 CMH Foundation Board of Directors – Pictured are (front row, left to right): Catherine Holt (Senior Charitable Giving Advisor), Beth Lucciola, Martha Hunt (Chair), Valerie Przybilla (Treasurer), Trish Wood (CMH Board Representative), Christine Hallett (Auxiliary Representative), (back row, left to right): Bruce Thompson, John Andras, Roger Bonneau, Peggy Meiklejohn, Brooklyn Allan (Past Chair), Cindy McMurray, John Russell (Executive Director), Erik Kowal, Jeff Hohenkerk (CMH President & CEO). Absent: Jessica Clarke (CMH Staff Representative)

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