Major Gift News

Dr. Rui Feng

Gift:

Unspecified

Recipient:

BC Parks Foundation

City:

Vancouver

Province:

British Columbia

To help the Foundation enhance and protect British Columbia’s parks, wildlife, habitat, and ecosystems from pollution and climate change. Dr. Rui Feng, CEO & Director of New Pacific Metals Corporation, has gifted 200,000 shares of the company. On the date of the gift announcement, the shares would have been worth an estimated $500,000 or more.

OCT 2019

Golf Canada and Canadian Pacific

Gift:

$2,200,000

Recipient:

SickKids Foundation

City:

Toronto

Province:

Ontario

To support upgrades to a Cardiac Operating Suite at SickKids Hospital. The total contribution to SickKids is the result of several fundraising efforts including the CP Women’s Open, all under the CP Has Heart program.

OCT 2019

Anonymous

Gift:

$2,000,000

Recipient:

Stanton Territorial Hospital Foundation

City:

Yellowknife

Province:

Northwest Territories

To improve the delivery of mental health services for children and youth. The gift will fund a three-year telehealth program connecting youth in remote communities with psychiatrists and psychologists.

OCT 2019

Ann and Roger Phillips Foundation

Gift:

$1,500,000

Recipient:

University of Regina

City:

Regina

Province:

Saskatchewan

To support the renovation of Darke Hall, part of the University of Regina’s College Avenue Campus Renewal Project. Darke Hall is scheduled to reopen in 2021 as a 500-seat hub for performances in theatre, music, and dance. In addition, the Foundation will match future donations earmarked for Darke Hall up to an additional $500,000.

OCT 2019

Sean McCoshen

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

Assiniboine Park Conservancy

City:

Winnipeg

Province:

Manitoba

To support the construction of Canada’s Diversity Gardens. His contributions will be formally recognized in the part of the gardens known as “The Leaf” – an indoor facility with four distinct environmental zones, a restaurant, retail space, classrooms and banquet facilities – with the naming of the second-floor event hall and mezzanine. McCoshen gave $2 million to the project almost a year ago.

OCT 2019

The Carpenters' Union

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

Mackenzie Health Foundation

City:

Vaughan

Province:

Ontario

To help build and equip Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital. This gift brings Mackenzie Health Foundation’s total amount raised to $162 million of its $250-million goal, which represents the community share of the $1.6 billion project.

OCT 2019

Anonymous

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

All Nations Healing Hospital

City:

Fort Qu'Appelle

Province:

Saskatchewan

This gift provides the seed money to start the DEK ANHH Foundation Fund, which will aid in the delivery of services provided by the hospital. The donor family wished to remain anonymous.

OCT 2019

Mission Thrift Store

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

The Bible League of Canada

City:

Fergus

Province:

Ontario

To support international educational programs for children in poverty, to help build churches and work in partnership with countries where persecution denies Christians the freedom to worship.

OCT 2019

Desjardins

Gift:

$655,000

Recipient:

Various Initiatives in Abitibi-Témiscamingue

City:

Abitibi-Témiscamingue

Province:

Quebec

The amounts granted come from the $100 million fund created in 2016 by Desjardins to support promising projects for its members and their communities, structuring and forward-looking projects that breathe new economic and social dynamism. Projects that received funding include: Young people in rural Abitibi-Témiscamingue ($100,000), AT-traction launched by all Youth Employment Hubs (CJE) in the region ($105,000), UQAT Agriculture and Agri-Food Analysis Service ($200,000), and Mobile AT ($250,000).

OCT 2019

Estates of Donald and Irene Bateman

Gift:

$626,000

Recipient:

Belleville General Hospital Foundation

City:

Belleville

Province:

Ontario

To purchase priority medical equipment for the hospital. The Donald and Irene (Ketcheson) Bateman Rehabilitation Lounge

OCT 2019

Warner Rentals

Gift:

$500,000

Recipient:

Royal Inland Hospital Foundation

City:

Kamloops

Province:

British Columbia

To support the expansion of a patient care tower. Ralph Warner, owner of the company, stated that his children were born and his mother fought cancer at the hospital. This is the company’s largest gift to the hospital to date.

OCT 2019

B&B Construction

Gift:

$250,000

Recipient:

Jim Pattison Children's Hospital Foundation

City:

Saskatoon

Province:

Saskatchewan

To support the Pediatric Occupational Therapy Treatment and Splinting Room at the hospital.

OCT 2019

The Gene Haas Foundation

Gift:

$250,000

Recipient:

Centennial College

City:

Toronto

Province:

Ontario

For the establishment of the Gene Haas Advanced Manufacturing Lab. Gene Haas Advanced Manufacturing Lab Gift is in USD. The Foundation supports several aviation technical schools across North America.

OCT 2019

Scott and Laura-Lee Lewis

Gift:

$250,000

Recipient:

Queen Elizabeth Hospital Foundation

City:

Charlottetown

Province:

Prince Edward Island

The couple has given two separate life insurance policies valued at a total of $500,000, split evenly between the QEH Foundation and the Community Foundation of P.E.I. After their death, both charities will establish a Scott and Laura-Lee Lewis Endowment where the
principal is invested and only the income is spent each year.

OCT 2019

Scott and Laura-Lee Lewis

Gift:

$250,000

Recipient:

The Community Foundation of P.E.I.

City:

Charlottetown

Province:

Prince Edward Island

The couple has given two separate life insurance policies valued at a total of $500,000, split evenly between the QEH Foundation and the Community Foundation of P.E.I. After their death, both charities will establish a Scott and Laura-Lee Lewis Endowment where the principal is invested and only the income is spent each year Laura Lee is a former director of the QEH Foundation and a division chairwoman for the
Friends for Life Campaign.

OCT 2019

The TPEI Accounting and Education Foundation

Gift:

$250,000

Recipient:

Laurentian University

City:

Sudbury

Province:

Ontario

To provide funding for Chinese accounting students to study at Laurentian as visiting students
for four months, and to Canadian students who choose to study the Globalized Accounting Professional Program at the Zhejiang University of Finance and Economics in China. This is the first time that the TPEI Foundation has donated to a Canadian university. The Foundation is the representative of CPA Canada in China.

OCT 2019

The Mike Weir Foundation

Gift:

$200,000

Recipient:

Access Open Minds

City:

Sarnia

Province:

Ontario

The Mike Weir Foundation will match up to $200,000 in donations towards the Chip-In Challenge for Mental Health, a fundraising campaign raising $400,000 for a proposed mental health facility for 11-to 25-year-olds. The proposed site in Sarnia would be run by Bluewater Health in partnership with the Canadian Mental Health Association Lambton-Kent, St. Clair Child & Youth Services and other community organizations. The Foundation was focused on working with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals across the country for a number of years; it is now shifting its focus to local causes.

OCT 2019

CN

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

Queen Elizabeth Hospital Foundation

City:

Charlottetown

Province:

Prince Edward Island

To buy priority medical equipment for children across the Island requiring ear, nose and throat care. The gift was announced as part of CN’s 100th anniversary celebrations held in Charlottetown. Sean Finn, CN executive vice-president corporate services and chief legal officer, noted “This donation will attest to CN’s
continued commitment to the City of Charlottetown and to the province of Prince Edward Island.”

OCT 2019

Canopy Growth

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

Forests Ontario

City:

Kemptville

Province:

Ontario

To support the organization’s 50-million Tree Program after it lost provincial funding.

OCT 2019

Dr. Rui Feng

Gift:

Unspecified

Recipient:

BC Parks Foundation

City:

Vancouver

Province:

British Columbia

To help the Foundation enhance and protect British Columbia’s parks, wildlife, habitat, and ecosystems from pollution and climate change. Dr. Rui Feng, CEO & Director of New Pacific Metals Corporation, has gifted 200,000 shares of the company. On the date of the gift announcement, the shares would have been worth an estimated $500,000 or more.

OCT 2019

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