Major Gift News

Chamath Palihapitiya

JAN 2019

Gift:

$25,000,000

Recipient:

University of Waterloo

For Engineering 7, the University’s newest building. The donor noted on social media that he felt it was important not to name the building after himself. Palihapitiya is a Waterloo electrical engineering graduate and the founder and CEO of Social Capital. The gift helped kick-start Waterloo Engineering’s “Educating the Engineer of the Future” fundraising campaign, and was announced at Engineering 7’s opening ceremony.

Robert (Bob) and Eileen Stuebing

JAN 2019

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

Western University

To create a permanent space to help develop student career and recruitment programs and provide coaching and mentorship activities for students at the Ivey School of Business, called the Robert Stuebing Recruitment Centre. Robert Stuebing is a Western University alumnus.

Chevron Canada Chevron Corporation’s University Partnership Program

JAN 2019

Gift:

$400,000

Recipient:

University of Alberta

To support the Engineering Safety and Risk Management (ESRM) program.

National Bank

JAN 2019

Gift:

$2,400,000

Recipient:

Université de Sherbrooke

To support the Accelerator for the Creation of Technological Business. National Bank will also provide mentorship and tools and services adapted to the needs of start-ups.

Barrett Family Foundation

JAN 2019

Gift:

$5,000,000

Recipient:

Humber College

To support the Student Excellence Program, Skills Mentorship Program, and for new technology. This gift adds to the initial $5 million investment the Foundation made in 2016 that named the Barrett Centre for Technology Innovation. The combined $10 million is the largest private donation in the college’s history.

Dr. Sherman Jen

JAN 2019

Gift:

$5,000,000

Recipient:

Thompson Rivers University Foundation

For student awards, scholarships, bursaries, and financial assistance for programs and projects. The gift was announced at the year’s campaign breakfast kickoff event. This is the largest ever donation to the organization.

Joe and Bianca Iafrancesco

JAN 2019

Gift:

$200,000

Recipient:

Kelowna General Hospital

The gift will be equally split between supporting JoeAnna’s House, a 20-bed facility for family members who have travelled with loved ones being treated at the hospital, and cancer care. Iafrancesco also helped organize the Kelowna Canadian Italian Club’s New Year’s Eve dinner and dance as a fundraiser for JoeAnna’s House.

United Farmers of Alberta (UFA)

JAN 2019

Gift:

$500,000

Recipient:

Olds College

For agriculture innovation programs. The gift will help build an innovation laboratory and will fund the Olds College Smart Farm.

Carman and Sandy Fielding

JAN 2019

Gift:

$500,000

Recipient:

Health Sciences North Foundation

For new MRI equipment.

The W. Garfield Weston Foundation

JAN 2019

Gift:

$180,000

Recipient:

Ontario Science Centre

For the previously named Weston Youth Innovation Award, which encourages youth to pursue science, technology and innovation. Over three years, the gift will recognize and support young Canadian inventors through increased prize amounts and an expanded prize structure.

Zensurance

JAN 2019

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

SickKids Foundation

To help fund a chair in biomedical artificial intelligence and a new emergency department. The company pledged 1% of its equity to the hospital in 2017, and in August 2018, it sold a portion of its business generating a donation of approximately $100,000. Pledging a portion of equity is a part of the Tech4SickKids initiative of the SickKids VS Limits capital campaign.

Estate of Anton (Tony) Kohut

JAN 2019

Gift:

$500,000

Recipient:

Souris Health District Foundation

For the Foundation’s endowment, which including the donation now totals approximately $1.5 million.

Wayne and Debra Grund

JAN 2019

Gift:

$250,000

Recipient:

Jim Pattison Children's Hospital Foundation

For a Twin Room in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. The couple made the gift in honour of their seven grandchildren, after their twin granddaughters required intensive care after birth.

The Eric Woodward Foundation

JAN 2019

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation

To help build a new emergency department. Fort Langley developer Woodward, through the Foundation, will match all donations made to the Emergency Response campaign in October 2018, up to $1 million.

Hansjorg Wyss and the Wyss Foundation

JAN 2019

Gift:

$750,000

Recipient:

Ducks Unlimited Canada

For the Edehzhie, an Indigenous Protected Area. The gift, over three years and administered through Ducks Unlimited, will help the Dehcho First Nations to establish a program of Indigenous guardians who will monitor the ecological health of the region. Wyss, a Swiss businessman and philanthropist, has committed to donating $1 billion over the next decade to protect more of the Earth’s lands and waters from development. This gift, announced at the launch of the Wyss Campaign for Nature, was one of the first nine projects to receive funding.

Group Medical Services (GMS)

JAN 2019

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

Hospitals of Regina Foundation

For the trauma care campaign. Proceeds will help purchase equipment needed to treat those requiring critical care for all of Regina’s hospitals and will be names the GMS Trauma Care Fund. This is a matching gift.

Rotary Club of Wolfville – Mud Creek

JAN 2019

Gift:

$110,000

Recipient:

Nova Scotia Community College

For entrance awards for students from local high schools and will be named the Mud Creek Rotary NSCC Entrance Award. The gift was announced at an event at the NSCC Kingstec Campus in Kentville.

The Brawn Family Foundation

JAN 2019

Gift:

$500,000

Recipient:

Heritage Park

For the Natural Resources Project, which aims to educate visitors about Alberta’s energy sector.

Mario and Nick Cortellucci

JAN 2019

Gift:

$3,000,000

Recipient:

Hospice Vaughan

To help build the new residential hospice facility. The new facility will be called Hospice Vaughan – Mario & Nick Cortellucci Hospice Palliative Care Centre of Excellence. This is the largest donation in the history of Hospice Vaughan.

Harold A. Roozen

JAN 2019

Gift:

$3,000,000

Recipient:

Pilgrims Hospice Society

To help build Edmonton’s first Community Residential Hospice Centre. The gift was announced at the organization’s annual gala, and helped kick off the Home for Hospice capital campaign.

Ryan Beedie

JAN 2019

Gift:

$50,000,000

Recipient:

Beedie Luminaries

For post-secondary scholarships. Beedie announced $50 million to fund scholarships through a new education foundation, Beedie Luminaries, which will work to remove barriers to higher education. The Foundation’s inaugural year coincides with Ryan Beedie’s 50th birthday. 

Estate of Randy O’Dell

JAN 2019

Gift:

$2,000,000

Recipient:

Southern Alberta Institute of Technology

For the creation of the Randy O’Dell Centre for Electrical Trades. The gift will also support student awards, apprenticeship programs, and help fund equipment. The centre will be named the Randy O’Dell Centre for Electrical Trades. This is the largest legacy gift in SAIT’s history.

Sun Life Financial

JAN 2019

Gift:

$450,000

Recipient:

Montreal Heart Institute Foundation

For the creation of the Diabetes Prevention Clinic supported by Sun Life Financial. The multidisciplinary clinic will be the only of its kind in Canada. The clinic will be designated the Diabetes Prevention Clinic supported by Sun Life Financial. Since 2012, Sun Life Financial has committed more than $25 million in the fight against diabetes in Canada and around the globe.

Dalglish Family Foundation

JAN 2019

Gift:

$1,200,000

Recipient:

Canadian Canoe Museum

For the construction of the museum’s new facility, including a green roof to be named the Dalglish Family Foundation Green Roof. Peter Dalglish is an avid canoeist. Peter and wife Camilla Dalglish are longtime supporters of the museum.

Harley Finkelstein

JAN 2019

Gift:

$500,000

Recipient:

Finkelstein Chabad Jewish Centre

To create a new synagogue and Jewish community centre named the Finkelstein Chabad Jewish Centre. Harley Finkelstein has also helped raise an additional $1.2 million for the cause.

Safe Software

JAN 2019

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

Surrey Memorial Hospital Foundation

To help update the Children’s Health Centre. 

National Football League (NFL)

JAN 2019

Gift:

$12,000,000

Recipient:

University of Calgary

To lead the SHRed Concussions study to monitor concussions in high schools to help reduce sport-related concussions and their consequences in youth. The study is a partnership with four other institutions across North America. The University of Calgary is the only Canadian organization participating.

John and Myrna Daniels Foundation

JAN 2019

Gift:

$6,000,000

Recipient:

University of Toronto

For the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design’s endowment fund, supporting student awards. The award will be named the John and Myrna Daniels Foundation Opportunity Awards. This gift brings the couple’s support of the University to $30 million. The University of Toronto will match the annual payout on the endowment for students.

Malcolm Jenkins

JAN 2019

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

The Victoria Hospital Foundation

To expand and upgrade the neonatal unit. Malcolm Jenkins is the owner of a Canadian Tire in Prince Albert.

Transat A.T. Inc.

JAN 2019

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

L'Université du Québec à Montréal

To renew support for the previously named Transat Chair in Tourism at the School of Management Sciences, marking the chair’s 25th anniversary.

William McCarthy

JAN 2019

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

Burnaby Hospital Foundation

For a new CT scanner for the Burnaby Hospital. This gift was made during the Treasures of India gala’s “Fund-a-Cause”.

National Bank

JAN 2019

Gift:

$4,000,000

Recipient:

McGill University

To support the Dobson Cup, a flagship startup competition, and to provide funding for student entrepreneurs. This gift is the largest to McGill from a financial institution.

Doug Marshall Family

JAN 2019

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

Grande Prairie Regional Hospital Foundation

For specialized medical equipment for the new hospital and for information kiosks. The second floor corridor will be named for the family.

Canadian Natural Resources Limited

Gift:

$750,000

Recipient:

Grande Prairie Regional Hospital Foundation

Towards new medical advancements, new programs, equipment and educational supports and will be named the Canadian Natural Main Corridor

Jack and Sharon Cowin

JAN 2019

Gift:

$2,500,000

Recipient:

Western University

To establish a chair in epilepsy research that will strengthen collaboration between the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, the Robarts Research Institute, and clinicians at partner academic teaching hospitals to be named the Jack Cowin Chair in Epilepsy Research. Jack, the school’s chancellor, and Sharon Cowin were inspired by their granddaughter’s ongoing battle with epilepsy. Western will match the gift to create a $5 million endowment to fund the chair.

Steve Perry and Family and Perry Mechanical

JAN 2019

Gift:

$5,000,000

Recipient:

Lakeridge Health Foundation

A large portion of the gift will support the R.S. McLaughlin Durham Regional Cancer Centre. The family made the gift to recognize the care their late son received at the hospital for anorexia and bulimia. Steve Perry has served as a donor and volunteer during three major fundraising campaigns for the hospital. This is the largest gift received by the organization in the last 15 years.

Sisters of St. Ann

JAN 2019

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

Camosun College

To support the teaching clinic at Camosun’s new Alex and Jo Campbell Centre for Health and Wellness. A plaque in the clinic will recognize the gift.

Anonymous

JAN 2019

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation

To fully fund a fluoroscopy unit that is already in service. The gift was made as a bequest.

Boris Horodynsky

JAN 2019

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

Town of Innisfil

For a new kitchen at the Rizzardo Health and Wellness Centre. Horodynsky Community Kitchen. 

Canadian Western Bank

JAN 2019

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

YWCA Regina

To support programs that help girls learn about leadership, self-esteem and gender based violence. The gift will support the Regina, Saskatoon and 7 other YWCAs across Canada.

The Eric S. Margolis Family Foundation and the Schad Foundation

JAN 2019

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

Toronto Wildlife Centre

For the rescue, treatment, and rehabilitation of wild animals admitted to the Centre. The foundations will match all donations made to the organization on Giving Tuesday, up to $100,000.

Air Canada Foundation

JAN 2019

Gift:

$1,600,000

Recipient:

Various

To various organizations focusing on the health and well-being of children and youth in Canada. Recipients include Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation, Starlight Children’s Foundation, IWK Foundation, Breakfast Club of Canada, Dreams Take Flight, Dr Clown Foundation, and Missing Children’s Network Canada.

Shakir Rehmatullah

JAN 2019

Gift:

Unspecified

Recipient:

Markham Stouffville Hospital Foundation

For priority medical equipment, innovative technology and emerging hospital needs. The Shakir Rehmatullah Cancer Clinic. The gift was announced as an unspecified but transformational 7-figure donation. Shakir Rehmatullah often gives anonymously and has asked the Foundation to hold the amount of his gift in confidence.

Jeff Willner and Stacey Madge

JAN 2019

Gift:

$5,000,000

Recipient:

Royal Ontario Museum

To establish a new permanent gallery that explores the beginnings of life on Earth. Willner Madge Gallery, Dawn of Life. Jeff Willner sits on the Royal Ontario Museum Board of Governors.

John and Judy Bragg Family Foundation

JAN 2019

Gift:

$500,000

Recipient:

University of Moncton

For an endowment fund that will support scholarships for students at the Shippagan Campus. Aldéa-Landry Scholarship Fund

Pembina

JAN 2019

Gift:

$150,000

Recipient:

Moore Sports Complex

Over two years, for a new roof. Aldéa-Landry Scholarship Fund.

Patterson Dental

JAN 2019

Gift:

$1,800,000

Recipient:

University of British Columbia - Faculty of Dentistry

The gift will create a clinic that will allow dentists and students to study and practice advanced techniques. The clinic will be named The Patterson Dental Learning Centre.

RBC

JAN 2019

Gift:

$450,000

Recipient:

Wilfrid Laurier University

For new entrepreneurship programs. The RBC Ambassador Program will offer events and workshops lead by RBC staff and provide individual and group mentorship. The RBC Entrepreneurial Experience Program will provide grants to students to attend events, conferences and competitions. The programs will be named the RBC Ambassador Program; RBC Entrepreneurial Experience Program. The donation is part of RBC’s Future Launch program, a $5-million commitment over 1 years to help prepare young people for the future of work.

FYidoctors

JAN 2019

Gift:

$800,000

Recipient:

University of Waterloo

For a new virtual reality training lab at the School of Optometry and Vision Science that will help studying optometrists learn how to diagnose vision problems and eye diseases more quickly and accurately. The lab will be named the FYidoctors Simulation Lab. Dr. Al Ulsifer, CEO and Chairman of Fyidoctors, is a Waterloo alumnus.

Calgary Flames Foundation

JAN 2019

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

Alberta Children's Hospital

To enhance programs and respite care at Rotary Flames House, the only pediatric hospice in Alberta.

Catherine Bergeron (Estate of.)

JAN 2019

Gift:

$4,000,000

Recipient:

University of Guelph

This bequest of more than $4 million will support the University of Guelph’s Ontario Veterinary College (OVC). The gift was announced at the Walk in the Park Gala. Proceeds from the event will be used to support emergency medicine and critical care at OVC.

Louise Leatherdale

JAN 2019

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

Winnipeg Art Gallery

For the Inuit Art Centre, slated to open in 2020. The Gallery will be named the Doug and Louise Leatherdale Gallery. Leatherdale and her late spouse, Doug, have acquired around 25 pieces of Inuit art in a personal collection that Leatherdale said she plans to donate to the Gallery.

Judy Sweet

JAN 2019

Gift:

$500,000

Recipient:

Lakeland College

To help the College buy more land for its farm operations.

Paul Esposito Sr. and family

JAN 2019

Gift:

$1,125,000

Recipient:

University of Fraser Valley

To support activities related to innovation and entrepreneurship. $1 million will create a centre for innovation and entrepreneurship and $125,000 will be endowed to support annual student awards. The new centre for innovation and entrepreneurship will be named for the Esposito family.

Desjardins Group

JAN 2019

Gift:

$600,000

Recipient:

Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières

$500,000 will support the Entrepreneurs propulsés initiative, an entrepreneurship incubator offered through La Zone entrepreneuriale du Cégep de Trois-Rivières; $100,000 will be set aside for a business accelerator to assist local start-ups and growth companies.

Jack Anderson and Wynne Chisholm

JAN 2019

Gift:

$44,000,000

Recipient:

University of Calgary

This is an in-kind donation of a fully working ranch worth $44 million, including 19,000 acres and its entire herd. The gift is for the faculty of veterinary medicine.

Margaret A. Gilliam

JAN 2019

Gift:

$5,000,000

Recipient:

McGill University

To support efforts to understand the root causes of hunger and malnutrition and to develop solutions to eradicate food insecurity. The  Institute for Global Food Security will be named in Gilliam’s honour. Gilliam is a McGill alumna. This is the largest donation ever to McGill from a student residing in New York.

Richard Murray

JAN 2019

Gift:

$6,000,000

Recipient:

Dalhousie University

To support the IDEA renewal project. The building will be named the Richard Murray Design Building. Murray, a Halifax business man, is an alumnus of the university. Announced a week prior to, the gift was celebrated at the unveiling of two new facilities that are a part of the project.

David and Ruth Asper Family

JAN 2019

Gift:

$2,500,000

Recipient:

Canadian Olympic Foundation

To support the 5to8 campaign, created to help the generation of up-and-coming Canadian athletes, who are believed to be five to eight years from the podium. This is the largest donation to Olympic sport in Canadian history by a factor of 1. The gift was announced along with the launch of the Canadian Olympic Foundation’s 5to8 campaign.

Jack Cowin

JAN 2019

Gift:

$5,000,000

Recipient:

Western University

To help address the need for additional student space in the Faculty of Engineering, as well as other priorities. The Amit Chakma Engineering Building will be named to honour Western University’s 1th president. Cowin is currently the university’s chancellor.

Sophie Desmarais

JAN 2019

Gift:

$2,000,000

Recipient:

Jasmin Roy Sophie Desmaris Foundation

For the organization’s first major fundraising campaign. The organization’s main mission is to fight bullying, violence and discrimination against elementary and secondary school children. Demarais is an honourary patron of the foundation.

Miriam Aaron Roland

JAN 2019

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

Agence Ometz

To help the Ometz Community Mental Health Department expand its services, alleviate growing wait lists and serve more people with mental illness. The fund will be named the Miriam Aaron Roland Social Service Fund. This is the largest gift the organization has received from a private donor.

John F. Wood

JAN 2019

Gift:

$7,000,000

Recipient:

Western University

To establish the John F. Wood Centre for Innovation in Business Learning, allowing the Ivey School of Business to play a leading role in defining the future of international management education. Other elements funded include: the John F. Wood Chair in Innovation in Business; the John F. Wood Course and Curriculum Development Fund; and the Ivey John F. Wood Centre Global Symposium on Innovation in Business. The various programs will be named the John F. Wood Centre for Innovation in Business Learning; John F. Wood Chair in Innovation in Business Learning; John F. Wood Course and Curriculum Development Fund; Ivey John F. Wood Centre Global Symposium on Innovation in Business. Wood is a Western University alumnus.

Lloyd and Jackie Dyck and Family

JAN 2019

Gift:

$300,000

Recipient:

St. Boniface Hospital

To support research exploring alternatives to the way Autism Spectrum Disorder is currently diagnosed. The couple has a son on the Autism spectrum. The gift was made through the Kali Dyck Foundation, established in honour of the couples’ daughter after she died in car accident. Kali was working towards a career in special needs.

Telus

JAN 2019

Gift:

$120,000,000

Recipient:

Telus Friendly Future Foundation

To launch the TELUS Friendly Future Foundation, a new charity aimed at helping disadvantaged Canadian youth. It will provide funding grants to front-line charities in communities that Telus operates and will be used to help young Canadians build digital literacy skills, provide basic healthcare and mental health support to the homeless, and open up essential educational opportunities. The funds for this gift come from Telus’ sale of its downtown Vancouver headquarters, and the foundation will work with Telus’ 18 community boards to distribute the funds. This is the largest donation made by a publicly traded Canadian company in history and one of the largest ever in North America. 

Rob Steele

JAN 2019

Gift:

$2,000,000

Recipient:

Dalhousie University

To support the Performing Arts Campaign. Steele is Chair of the campaign.

Fred and Elizabeth Fountain

JAN 2019

Gift:

$2,000,000

Recipient:

Dalhousie University

To support the Performing Arts Campaign. Fred and Elizabeth Fountain are honourary co-chairs of the campaign. Their $1 million gift in 2013 established the Fountain Centre for Performing Arts.

Dr. Mark Zivot

JAN 2019

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

Peter Lougheed Centre

For the Limb Preservation Centre. The gift, made through the Calgary Health Trust, will enhance care for patients managing diabetes and vascular disease at risk of amputation of feet and lower limbs. The centre will be named the Zivot Limb Preservation Centre  

TD

JAN 2019

Gift:

$6,700,000

Recipient:

University of Toronto

For the Rotman School of Management. $4 million will be used to fund the establishment and staffing of a new data analytics lab; $2.5 million to become a founding member of the Creative Destruction Lab’s (CDL) Health stream; and $200,000 will go to Behavioural Economics in Action at Rotman. The lab will be named the TD Management Data and Analytics Lab.

The Graham Munro Charitable Foundation

JAN 2019

Gift:

$500,000

Recipient:

Wilfrid Laurier University

To advance research and education in supply chain management at the Lazaridis School of Business and Economics. The donation names a director at Laurier’s Centre for Supply Chain Management, will fuel incentive scholarships, and will support the Lazaridis Supply Chain Association, a new student association that provides its members with experiential learning opportunities, applied research projects at industry companies, and connections to professional associations. The directorship will be named the M-O (Maritime-Ontario Freight Lines Limited) Director at Laurier’s Centre for Supply Chain Management. The Graham Munro Charitable Foundation was started by shareholders of Maritime-Ontario Freight Lines Ltd.

Dianne and Irving Kipnes Foundation

JAN 2019

Gift:

$5,000,000

Recipient:

University of Alberta

To establish an endowed chair in lymphatic disorders at the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry and will be named the Dianne and Irving Kipnes Chair in Lymphatic Disorders. Dianne Kipnes has experienced lymphedema as a side-effect of treatment for cervical cancer. In addition to this gift, the University Hospital Foundation and its community of donors have matched a gift of $1 million made by the Kipnes Foundation through the UHF, increasing the total commitment to this chair to $7 million. The endowed chair is the first of its kind in Canada.

Bob and Barbara Pickett

JAN 2019

Gift:

$400,000

Recipient:

University of New Brunswick

To help the Institute of Biomedical Engineering add new space for the Centre fro Adaptive Rehabilitation Engineering. The gift will establish a new wing at R.N. Scott Hall and will help purchase new technology to better understand neurological rehabilitation. The new wing will be named for the Picketts. Bob is an alumnus of the university.

Anonymous

JAN 2019

Gift:

$18,346,000

Recipient:

B.C. Cancer Foundation

For a molecular imaging and therapeutics program. This is the second largest gift in the organization’s history. It was facilitated by the Aqueduct Foundation.

The Winnipeg Foundation

JAN 2019

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

Manitoba Museum

To support the Museum’s capital renewal project.

Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life

JAN 2019

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

Youth Opportunities Unlimited

To help turn three vacant buildings in downtown London into 40 housing units for youth and young mothers dealing with homelessness.

The Gerald Schwartz & Heather Reisman Foundation

JAN 2019

Gift:

$5,300,000

Recipient:

St. Francis Xavier University

For the previously named Gerald Schwartz School of Business. $4 million will go towards new scholarships and bursaries, including the introduction of the Schwartz National Scholar award for four students, who will each receive $80,000 over four years. $1.3 million will support marketing and recruitment work across Canada. The award will be named the Schwartz National Scholar Award.

Loughheed Foundation

JAN 2019

Gift:

$100,000

Recipient:

Finlandia SISU Foundation

For the newly named Loughheed Family Endowment. The gift was presented at the President’s Dinner held on Oct. 25, 218, at Finlandia Village.

Jayanti and Hari Samant

JAN 2019

Gift:

$110,000

Recipient:

Dartmouth General Hospital

For the hospital redevelopment as a part of the Above and Beyond campaign. The couple was inspired by the care their infant son received in 1973, and donated in honour of their parents. The gift was announced at the campaign launch. The couple had been saving the funds since 1984. 

O’Regan’s Automotive Group

JAN 2019

Gift:

$2,000,000

Recipient:

Dartmouth General Hospital

For the hospital redevelopment as a part of the Above and Beyond campaign. The three-storey addition to the Dartmouth Hospital will be named the Neville J. Gilfoy Wing in honour of the late publisher. The gift was announced at the campaign launch and was made in honour of late publisher Neville James Gilfoy who received treatment at the hospital and had worked on earlier fundraising campaigns.

The Dilawri Foundation

JAN 2019

Gift:

$5,000,000

Recipient:

Vancouver Public Library

To support enhancements to the Children’s Library as a part of the Storeys that Transform Campaign. This is the largest private donation to a public library in Canada to date.

Eric. S. Margolis Family Foundation

JAN 2019

Gift:

$1,000,000

Recipient:

University of Windsor

For the establishment of the Canadian Centre for Alternatives to Animal Methods, dedicated to the development of alternative approaches to the use of animals in scientific testing, as well as research and academic program development. Eric S. Margolis Research and Training Laboratory for Alternatives to Animal Methods. Margolis is a former journalist and former owner and chairman of Jamieson Laboratories. His focus is now on animal welfare issues. This is the largest philanthropic gift for research in the University of Windsor’s history.

Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life

JAN 2019

Gift:

$150,000

Recipient:

Saskatchewan Hospital

For medical equipment and furnishings for the new Saskatchewan Hospital as a part of the New Beginnings Campaign, named the Canada Life Fitness Room.

London Drugs Foundation and the Tong and Geraldine Louie Family Foundation

JAN 2019

Gift:

$6,500,000

Recipient:

St. Paul's Hospital

In support of the provincial Heart Centre at the new St. Paul’s. The donation will help recruit cardiologists and surgeons and expand care for patients. The wing will be named  the Tong Louie Cardiac Wing. The family was inspired by the care matriarch Geraldine Louie received at the hospital towards the end of her life while being treated for congenital heart disease.

General Association of UQTR Students

JAN 2019

Gift:

$2,000,000

Recipient:

Quebec Foundation at Trois-Rivières

For the Student Life Pavilion, student project support, and scholarships for student athletes a part of Patriotes de l’Université de Montréal. The gift was announced with two other contributions from associations and unions of the university totalling $2.61 million.

UQTR General Association of Off-Campus Students

JAN 2019

Gift:

$400,000

Recipient:

Quebec Foundation at Trois-Rivières

For videoconferencing equipment at off-campus university centres and for student scholarships. The gift was announced with two other contributions from associations and unions of the university totalling $2.61 million.

Union of Lecturers at UQTR

JAN 2019

Gift:

$210,000

Recipient:

Quebec Foundation at Trois-Rivières

For research projects and student scholarships. The gift was announced with two other contributions from associations and unions of the university totally $2.61 million.

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