Every gift to the Cambridge Memorial Hospital Foundation, no matter its size, is important. For this reason,
donor recognition and stewardship is among the most important responsibilities of the Foundation.
BMO Donates $360,000 and names one of the new outdoor courtyards.
Cambridge Memorial Hospital Foundation would like to thank BMO Bank of Montreal who will be donating $360,000 to support the hospital’s new construction project and will be naming one of the new outdoor courtyards once construction is completed at Cambridge Memorial Hospital.
"We are pleased to support the construction project at Cambridge Memorial Hospital and invest in a healthier community for the residents of Cambridge," said Patti Wilson, Regional Vice President, Personal Banking, Cambridge-Guelph Market, BMO Bank of Montreal. "The resources provided by this donation will help improve the quality of life across the community, which is always a priority at BMO."
The Outdoor Courtyard space, which BMO Bank of Montreal will be naming as acknowledgement for its donation to the hospital, will be part of the new patient tower currently under construction. A new hospital wing will be built on the west side of the existing hospital. This new wing will be approximately 240 000 sq. feet in size, which is much larger than the size of a typical big box store. Also, about 150 000 sq. feet of existing space in the B Wing of the hospital will be renovated to meet new hospital standards.
Heidi Balsillie donates $1 million to the Mental Health Program
CMHF is so appreciative of this transformative gift recently to Mental Health, part of our new construction.
An intimate gathering was held in our MH department this past October, starting with a few words from a soft spoken Day Hospital client named Heather. Heather described the despair of a few short years ago when there were little mental health resources in our community. She eloquently punctuated this with a message of hope now that she has the support of our caring MH staff. By the end of her moving speech, tears were flowing freely.
Heidi Balsillie stood, took a moment to compose herself, then thanked Heather for sharing her story and helping reconfirm her decision to support mental health care at our hospital. Ms. Balsillie went on to express why she felt it was important for people needing care, many of whom still face stigma, to have access to a strong program like ours in the community.
At the conclusion of this gathering, it was formally announced to the MH team that the Mental Health floor in the new patient tower will be named the Heidi Balsillie Fairmount Foundation Mental Health Program in recognition of her generous gift.
In acknowledging the many contributions of its friends and supporters, the Foundation strives to
offer all donors timely, sincere and tangible recognition that is fair to all donors and ensures the prudent
use of the Foundation’s resources. You can read more about the many ways we are able to make an
impact through your donations by browsing our Annual Report.
To learn more about donor walls and permanent recognition opportunities, please call us and we will
present you with some options best suited to your individual wishes.
Subject to the guidelines of the Canada Revenue Agency, all donors will receive an official receipt for
income tax purposes accompanied by a letter of thanks. Donors who contribute a total of $250 during
a given fiscal year (April 1st – March 31st) are listed in the Foundation’s Annual Report to the Community
that is published annually. Click here for the Foundation's Annual Report.