Major Gift News

Anonymous

JUNE 2019

Gift:

$30,000,000

Recipient:

Concordia University

For student support. The gift was bequeathed, and is the largest gift ever made to the university in support of students.

La Fondation Emmanuelle Gattuso

JUNE 2019

Gift:

$15,000,000

Recipient:

The McCord Museum

For an expansion of the museum. Gattuso lives in Toronto but grew up in Montreal.

Estate of Anthony Thorn

JUNE 2019

Gift:

$2,800,000

Recipient:

Art Gallery of Greater Victoria

For the expansion of the Gallery’s current location. The funds came from Anthony Thorn’s shares in a property in Regina which he left to the gallery. The gift was presented by Thorn’s sister, Lyn Goldman, at a reception.

Nicholas Fidei Foundation

JUNE 2019

Gift:

$2,000,000

Recipient:

Princess Margaret Cancer Centre

For Princess Margaret’s multi-phase Space Transformation, which will improve the experience for patients and families. Treasure Hill President Nicholas Fidei, and wife Lia Fidei, made the donation on behalf of the Nicholas Fidei Foundation. This donation is in addition to the $1.5 million previously raised by Nicholas Fidei’s Ride to Conquer Cancer team.

Zanchin Automotive Group

JUNE 2019

Gift:

$2,000,000

Recipient:

Mackenzie Health Foundation

To help build and equip the new Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital and to enhance care at the Mackenzie Richmond Hill Hospital. The gift will directly fund modern, accessible hospital elevators.

Jays Care Foundation

JUNE 2019

Gift:

$1,300,000

Recipient:

15 minor ball programs across Canada

To support the needs of minor ball programs across Canada, as part of the Jays Care Foundation’s Field of Dreams program.

Sharon Azrieli

JUNE 2019

Gift:

$1,100,000

Recipient:

Orchestre Classique de Montréal

For an endowment that will enable the organization to benefit from both federal and Quebec government programs that match private-sector charitable donations to cultural organizations. Sharon Azrieli was head of the organization’s board for a decade.

Keith and Sharon Segal and Family

JUNE 2019

Gift:

$1,050,000

Recipient:

Niagara College

For international education at the college. Half will support the development of, and equipment and furnishings for, the new International Centre; half will support student scholarships for international students and Be World Ready bursaries. The Segal Family International Centre The gift was announced at the College’s annual Seafood Gala.

Estates of Joe and Anita Robertson

JUNE 2019

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

Brock University

For an endowment that will fund student awards in business and in nursing. Joe Robertson Awards; Anita Robertson Awards The endowment was enhanced by a $600,000 contribution from the university.

J.D. Irving, Ltd.

JUNE 2019

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

Nature Conservancy of Canada

Supporting the Landmark Campaign, this gift will fund wildlifehabitat conservation, conservation science and research projects, and student internships and volunteer programs. The $1 million gift brings J.D. Irving, Ltd.’s total contributions to NCC to more than $5 million, including land conserved.

Robert and Sharon Ireland

JUNE 2019

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

St. Joseph’s Health Centre

For new equipment. Robert Ireland Family Lobby The couple’s son, Rob, sits on the health centre foundation’s board.

dentalcorp

JUNE 2019

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

Dalhousie University

To support the simulation lab in the Faculty of Dentistry. The dentalcorp Simulation Lab

James Richardson & Sons, Ltd. and Affiliated Companies

JUNE 2019

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

STARS

To support STARS’ operations in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and Eastern B.C. The logos of James Richardson & Sons affiliated companies will be included on STARS’ fleet of helicopters.

Al Quesnel

JUNE 2019

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

House of Sophrosyne

To expand residential programs and services to help women struggling with substance abuse. The gift was announced when Al Quesnel accepted the Believe Windsor-Essex award in recognition of his philanthropy.

Wayne and Eleanor Chiu

JUNE 2019

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

Calgary Stampede Foundation

For an endowment that will support the Calgary Stampede Foundation’s educational programs.

Read Elliott Family Foundation

JUNE 2019

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

Northumberland Hospice Care Centre

To help construct the new hospice facility. Read Elliot Family Foundation Hospice Care Wing Kym and Brian Read are former owners of Horizon Plastics and well-known community supporters.

Canada Life

JUNE 2019

Gift:

$750,000

Recipient:

Manitoba Museum

To support the Museum’s capital renewal project and to assist the facility in upgrading its educational programs for students in kindergarten through grade 12. The gift was announced by Paul Mahon, the company’s CEO, who fondly remembers visiting the museum as a child. The gift qualified for the province’s matching funds program, raising it to $1.125 million.

Al Quesnel

JUNE 2019

Gift:

$500,000

Recipient:

John McGivney Children's Centre

In support of programs and services for children with disabilities impacted by recent funding changes.

Laurie and Gerry Carlson and Family

JUNE 2019

Gift:

$500,000

Recipient:

Langely Memorial Hospital

For a new emergency room.

Scotiabank

JUNE 2019

Gift:

$300,000

Recipient:

Covenant House Vancouver

In support of the Building Futures for Vulnerable Youth expansion campaign, and for Healthy Living programs.

Golf Canada and Canadian Pacific

JUNE 2019

Gift:

$250,000

Recipient:

Southlake Foundation

For the pediatric cardiac care unit. The donation was made through the CP Has Heart Initiative, and is the result of the CP Women’s Open golf tournament.

Chip and Shannon Wilson

JUNE 2019

Gift:

$250,000

Recipient:

Vancouver Biennale

To preserve the Trans Am Totem sculpture. The gift includes funds to move the piece to a new location and to maintain it for 10 years.

Bell Let's Talk

JUNE 2019

Gift:

$240,000

Recipient:

Behavioural Health Foundation

To support Indigenous programming as a core component of holistic residential treatment for individuals affected by addictions and co-occurring mental health issues.

Maurice Rollins

JUNE 2019

Gift:

$150,000

Recipient:

Belleville General Hospital Foundation

To help buy nuclear-medicine cameras.

Family of James W. Burns

JUNE 2019

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

Manitoba Museum

For an endowment fund that will be used for research, collections acquisitions, and exhibit replacements. Manitoba Museum Founders Fund in Honour of James W. Burns, a former founding member of the museum who recently died. The endowment was established with $350,000 including the gift from the Burns Family.

Impacto Protective Products Inc.

JUNE 2019

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

Belleville General Hospital Foundation

To help buy nuclear-medicine cameras.

Our Locations

214 King Street West, Suite 402, Toronto, ON M5H 3S6
T/ 416.340.9710
F/ 416.340.9755
toronto@kciphilanthropy.com

1200 McGill College Avenue, Suite 1100, Montreal, QC H3B 4G7
T/ 514.954.9727
F/ 514.393.9069
montreal@kciphilanthropy.com

840-6th Avenue S.W., Suite 300, Calgary, AB T2P 3E5
T/ 403.233.0761
F/ 403.233.0765
calgary@kciphilanthropy.com

400 – 1681 Chestnut Street, Vancouver, B.C. V6J 4M6
T/ 604.682.5470
vancouver@kciphilanthropy.com

1959 Upper Water Street, Suite 1301,
Purdy’s Wharf Tower, Halifax, NS B3J 3N2
T/ 902.491.4288
F/ 902.482.3600
halifax@kciphilanthropy.com

10180 – 101 Street, Suite 3400,
Edmonton, AB T5J 3S4
T/ 780.702.1240
F/ 780.423.2368
edmonton@kciphilanthropy.com

275 Slater Street, Suite 900, Ottawa, ON K1P 5H9
T/ 613.742.0485
F/ 613.236.3754
ottawa@kciphilanthropy.com

Connect With Us