Major Gift News

Murray, Leslie and Brent Belzberg

JULY 2019

Gift:

Unknown

Recipient:

Banff Centre

To support the centre’s revitalization. The donors made the gift in honour of their mother, Jenny Belzberg. The gift was described as ‘transformational’ but the exact value was not publicized.

Charles and Margaret Juravinski

JULY 2019

Gift:

$100,000,000

Recipient:

McMaster University, Hamilton Health Sciences and St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton

To create an endowment fund to support health research at the hospitals and university. The institutions have said that the money will create the Juravinski Research Centre to further examine cancer, mental health, lung and respiratory care, and diseases of aging. The donors indicate that the gift, in the form of an investment, will mean the organizations collectively receive up to $5 million per year in perpetuity after their deaths. Juravinski Research Centre. The Juravinskis have donated more than $50 million to causes in Hamilton prior to this gift.

John and Jane Hepburn

JULY 2019

Gift:

$15,000,000

Recipient:

Lakefield College School

For a new dining hall. The new dining hall will be named in honour of the Hepburn family. John Hepburn is an alumnus of the school and a trustee of the school’s foundation. This is one of the largest single donations ever made to a Canadian independent school. The Hepburns previously launched an alumni giving incentive program that has increased alumni giving to the highest amongst educational institutions in Canada.

Canadian Pacific

JULY 2019

Gift:

$15,000,000

Recipient:

The Heart & Stroke Foundation

For heart research over the next three years. The donation is a renewal of the partnership forged four years ago as a part of Canadian Pacific’s community investment program, CP Has Heart.

Gordon Schembri

JULY 2019

Gift:

$7,000,000

Recipient:

St. John’s-Kilmarnock School

For a new athletic facility. The gift is conditional on a municipal construction fee being waived.

Pembina Pipeline

JULY 2019

Gift:

$5,000,000

Recipient:

Breakfast Club of Canada

To help fund breakfast programs in schools where the company operates. The gift will expand the program launched by Pembina and the Club in 2016 called Fuel 4 Thought. This donation is the largest in Pembina’s history and raises their total contribution to the Breakfast Club to $6.5 million.

Two Anonymous Donors

JULY 2019

Gift:

$3,000,000

Recipient:

Health Sciences Centre Foundation

For the development of a new clinic to facilitate kidney transplants.

Parent Family

JULY 2019

Gift:

$3,000,000

Recipient:

Lakefield College School

For a new student residence. The residence will be named Parent House.

Scotiabank

JULY 2019

Gift:

$2,000,000

Recipient:

St. Paul’s Foundation

To support kids and teens with serious health issues who are transitioning from pediatric to adult care. Scotiabank Youth Transition Program.

Honda Canada Manufacturing and the Honda Canada Foundation

JULY 2019

Gift:

$1,800,000

Recipient:

Georgian College

The gift, over five years, includes $900,000 in cash and in-kind support for research and innovation quality; $193,000 in student recruitment and scholarship funding; and $750,000 for new equipment.

Nanaksar Gurdwara Gursikh Temple

JULY 2019

Gift:

$1,300,000

Recipient:

Richmond Hospital Foundation

For a new Acute Care Tower.

Anonymous

JULY 2019

Gift:

$1,260,000

Recipient:

Thunder Bay Community Foundation

The donors are a local family who wished to remain anonymous. The donation is the largest the Thunder Bay Community Foundation has ever received, and pushes its total portfolio to over $13 million.

The Hebron Project

JULY 2019

Gift:

$1,250,000

Recipient:

Oceans Learning Partnership

To help teachers and students across the province get hands-on education about the marine sciences.

Bukkyo Dendo Kyokai

JULY 2019

Gift:

$1,200,000

Recipient:

McMaster University

For the Department of Religious Studies. The gift will establish a permanent fund at McMaster for the ongoing study of Buddhism and will create the Numata Visiting Scholar Program in Buddhist Studies. Numata Visiting Scholar Program in Buddhist Studies. This is the largest donation the department has received to date.

RBC Foundation

JULY 2019

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

University of Calgary

To support entrepreneurial thinking in business education at the Haskayne School of Business. The gift will fund the existing RBC Teaching Professorship in Entrepreneurial Thinking; fund the existing RBC Fast Pitch Competition; enrich a course on the topic; and support other initiatives. The gift adds to a $750,000 investment made in 2014.

Anonymous

JULY 2019

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

St. Paul's Foundation

For new equipment. The anonymous donor has been a supporter for years, and tends to give quietly.

Weinbaum Family Foundation

JULY 2019

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

The National Gallery of Canada Foundation

For the Canadian Artists in Venice Endowment. The gift will support the production of major exhibitions at the Canada Pavilion for the artists chosen to represent the nation at the Biennale di Venezia. Galerie Weinbaum Family Gallery.

Scotiabank

JULY 2019

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

SickKids Foundation

To support Phase Two of the SickKids-Caribbean Initiative, a project with a goal of helping to build a sustainable program to diagnose and treat paediatric cancer and serious blood disorders in the Caribbean. Scotiabank is recognized as the Telemedicine Partner of the initiative. The gift was announced at the Beyond Boundless event in support of the SickKids Herbie Fund.

Canada Life

JULY 2019

Gift:

$800,000

Recipient:

The Montreal Heart Institute Foundation

For the final phase of construction of the Montreal Heart Institute’s EPIC Centre. The gift will allow the creation of a new research unit at the Centre.

Farm Credit Canada

JULY 2019

Gift:

$600,000

Recipient:

STARS Air Ambulance

To support STARS operations in Manitoba, Alberta and Saskatchewan.

Kingston City Council

JULY 2019

Gift:

$501,000

Recipient:

Kingston Hospice

To help build the city’s first hospice. To be provided over five years to cover the costs of development charges, impost fees and building permits.

DYMON

JULY 2019

Gift:

$300,000

Recipient:

The Ottawa Mission Foundation

For a new health clinic within the Ottawa Mission. DYMON Health Clinic. DYMON is also providing insight into the construction of the new clinic.

David and Leslie Bissett

JULY 2019

Gift:

$300,000

Recipient:

Mount Royal College

To double the capacity of Mount Royal’s family Indigenous Housing Program from four to eight families. The gift will allow for necessary upgrades to facilities and will provide bursaries to help make housing more affordable for students in the program.

Farm Credit Canada

JULY 2019

Gift:

$200,000

Recipient:

Olds College

To create a new lab to support agriculture programs (the AgExpert Data Lab inside the Smart Ag Innovation Centre) that will teach students how to collect and properly manage farm data. The gift will also support the Olds College Smart Farm.

Intact Financial Corporation on behalf of Intact Insurance and belairdirect

JULY 2019

Gift:

$200,000

Recipient:

Canadian Red Cross

To support communities in Quebec, Ontario and New Brunswick affected by the floods in spring of 2019. The Intact Foundation has also committed to matching employee donations to any Canadian Registered Charity providing flood relief efforts.

Scotiabank

JULY 2019

Gift:

$150,000

Recipient:

Nova Scotia Community College

To support entrepreneurs through a new three-year entrepreneurship program. Scotiabank Entrepreneur-in-the-Making program.

Ross McDougall

JULY 2019

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

Hospice Quinte

To help construct the new hospice. Campaign co-chairs Ross McDougall and John Williams each announced a $100,000 gift at the launch of the Heart and Home Building Campaign.

John Williams

JULY 2019

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

Hospice Quinte

To help construct the new hospice. Campaign co-chairs Ross McDougall and John Williams each announced a $100,000 gift at the launch of the Heart and Home Building Campaign.

Mylan Chase (Estate of.)

JULY 2019

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

St. Joseph’s Hospital Foundation (Saskatchewan)

To support long-term care. Mylan Chase Long-Term Care Unit. Chase, who died in 2018 at the age of 96, was a resident of long-term care. The gift was announced during the closing stages of the Radiothon for Life.

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