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FALL 2015

Artist rendering of the new Joseph Brant Hospital

A Message from Our Board Chair and President DEAR FRIENDS AND SUPPORTERS, The fall is upon us once again, and the hustle and bustle that comes with a new school year, and a return to routine after summers filled with vacations and sunshine. At Joseph Brant Hospital, the fall is already shaping up to be incredibly busy as work continues on the Redevelopment and Expansion project. Visit the hospital website at for updates, including a live construction cam and a virtual tour of our new Hospital. At the Foundation, we’re looking to continue to build on success and are currently updating our strategic plan. Our existing plan has helped us to achieve many of our goals over the past three years, including our focus on providing an excellent donor and volunteer experience. We’ve looked for new and innovative ways to engage donors. We have introduced two

new signature events, our CAAAR! 3 on 3 Road Hockey Tournament, and our High Falutin’ Hoedown on Saturday, November 14th at Mercedes-Benz Burlington. It is incredibly exciting to announce that Our New Era Campaign currently sits at 73% of our $60 million goal. Your support of the campaign has been tremendous and the transformation in healthcare that is underway in Burlington would not be possible without you.

you’ve given previously consider making your annual gift as it will have an even greater impact. We share the same vision for the best health care possible right here in our community, and with your continued support we will make this vision a reality. Sincerely,

Though we have much to celebrate, our work is not done. In an effort to help us reach our goal, the Longo’s Family Charitable Foundation have launched a Matching Gift Challenge, and all donations made until December 31 will be matched dollar for dollar – up to $500,000. This is the perfect time to consider making a gift to the Our New Era Campaign, or if

Susan Busby Chair, Board of Directors, JBH Foundation

Joseph Brant Hospital Foundation 1230 North Shore Blvd. Burlington, ON L7S 1W7 Tel: 905-336-6499

Anissa Hilborn President, JBH Foundation

COMMUNITY MATCHING GIFT CHALLENGE THE LONGO FAMILY HAS BEEN A LONGTIME SUPPORTER OF JOSEPH BRANT HOSPITAL. SEVERAL MEMBERS OF THE FAMILY WERE ACTUALLY BORN AT OUR HOSPITAL, AND TERESA LONGO CONTINUES TO MAKE ANNUAL VISITS TO THE HOSPITAL DURING THE HOLIDAY SEASON, BRINGING GIFTS AND JOY TO THOSE WHO ARE UNABLE TO BE WITH THEIR FAMILIES. On September 10, members of the Longo family were at Joseph Brant Hospital to announce the launch of the Longo`s Family Charitable Foundation Community Matching Gift Challenge. All gifts made to the Our New Era Campaign until December 31, 2015 will be matched dollar-for-dollar by Longo’s, up to $500,000. “Longo’s has been a part of the community for nearly 45 years and we’re proud to be a long-standing partner of the Joseph Brant Hospital. We were supporters when it was

a small, community-based hospital and we were just a small fruit stand on Plains Road and we’re thrilled to continue to be a part of the hospital’s expansion,” said Rosanne Longo, Longo’s Spokesperson & Chair of the Longo’s Family Charitable Foundation. “We invite the community to join us in support of the growth plans and hope you will be inspired by this matching challenge. For Longo’s it’s simply about doing the right thing and helping families experience the best health care close to home.” In 1956, Longo’s planted their roots at Yonge St. and Castlefield Ave. in Toronto with its first fruit market. Today, the family-owned organization operates 29 locations across Toronto and the GTA and employs nearly 6,000 team members. Inspired by founders Tommy, Joe and Gus Longo, the company is committed to a Fresh Tradition and exceeding customer expectations by offering the best food experience, quality and value to every customer, every time.





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The philanthropy of the Longo’s Family Charitable Foundation represents a legacy of commitment and investment in our communities that began with the founders of Longo’s who believed in giving something, even when they had nothing to give. They believe that family values are essential to community growth and by investing in and maintaining a leadership position of community involvement, they will help ensure the health and well-being of our communities will be sustained for years to come. Last year, Longo’s and the Longo’s Family Charitable Foundation donated nearly $1.4 million to local charities, organizations and sponsored events. For more information about the Longo’s Family Charitable Foundation Community Matching Gift Challenge or to make your gift online, please visit Photo (L to R): Gus Longo, Rosanne Longo, Jenny Longo, Eric Vandewall, Rose Buick, Dr. John Rawlinson, Anthony Longo, Susan Busby and Joseph Longo

Construction Updates OUR NEW HOSPITAL IS TAKING SHAPE RIGHT BEFORE OUR EYES. Once the foundation for the new tower was complete in July, 2015, the tower has quickly started to rise. On average, it takes the EllisDon construction team just three weeks to pour the concrete and form the columns for each level of the new tower. That means by December 2015 the slab for Level 7 is expected to be complete. JBH is excited to welcome the Burlington community to the new patient tower in 2018.

Until then, follow the progress of construction by visiting www Enjoy a live look at the site with our construction cam, and follow the progress through our bi-weekly updates. We encourage you to tell us what you think of the project. Tweet @Jo_Brant using, #HereWeGrow. You can also call the Redevelopment Hotline: 905-632-3737 x 2136 or email

Construction highlights and milestones: • Over 200 construction workers on site 2 crane towers on site • Completion of foundation with 180 caissons (structure that is drilled down to bedrock to support the tower) and 160 foundation pile caps (footings) • Underground plumbing, electrical work and installation of Cupolex (mitigation system) is finished • The slabs for the Main Level, the Podium (Levels 1 and 2), Levels 4 and 5 are complete and exterior enclosure has begun • The slabs for Levels 6 & 7 will be finished by December 2015

NASHVILLE IS COMING NORTH ON SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 14 FOR THE JOSEPH BRANT HOSPITAL FOUNDATION’S HIGH FALUTIN’ HOEDOWN! Shine up your boots, pull out your best denim, put on your best diamonds and saddle up for what is guaranteed to be the greatest party this Fall. You’ll be able to lasso up some BBQ grub, learn some new line-dancing moves to bust out with our entertainment and DJ, test your ranch hand skills at our country fair games, and have a toe-tapping good time all in

support of our community Hospital. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit Not sure what to wear? Vist Joelle’s, Jeff’s Guyshop, Scrivener’s Mens’s Apparel and The Oyster for great fashions, and they will donate 20% of that outfit to the Joseph Brant Hospital Foundation.

Burlington Golf and Country Club – 30th Anniversary The Burlington Golf and Country Club celebrated a milestone in August with their 30th Annual Charity Golf Tournament in support of the Joseph Brant Hospital Foundation. And they celebrated with their most successful year to date, raising $85,000 towards the Our New Era Campaign. Golfers were treated to a special surprise performance by the Burlington Teen Tour Band, who marched up the 17th fairway and into view of the unsuspecting tournament attendees. The performance was a throwback to the original tournament, back in 1985 which also featured a performance by the Burlington Teen Tour Band. Over 30 years, the BGCC Charity Golf Tournament has raised almost $1.4 Million for our Hospital, and we are truly grateful for their continued support. Special thanks to Tournament chair John Stookes and the entire organizing committee. Names (Left to Right, Standing): Tami Fisher – BGCC Membership Secretary, David DeSaverio – BGCC Chief Operating Officer, John Stookes – BGCC President, Chair – JBH Charity Golf Tournament Committee, Trevor Fackrell – BGCC Head Golf Professional, Dave Dyson – BGCC Director & JBH Committee Member. Names (Left to Right, Seated):Emma Fitzpatrick – JBHF Development Officer, Special Events, Susan Busby – Chair of the JBHF Board of Directors, Janet James – BGCC Member & JBH Committee Member

For more information and to buy tickets please visit or contact Emma Fitzpatrick at 905.632.3737 ext. 5542 or Join the conversation on social media using #jbhfhoedown!

Betty Anne Millar A Legacy of Giving Back JOSEPH BRANT HOSPITAL HAS BEEN A PART OF BETTY ANNE MILLAR’S LIFE FOR OVER 40 YEARS. SHE HAS SERVED VOLUNTEER TERMS ON BOTH THE HOSPITAL BOARD OF GOVERNORS AND THE FOUNDATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS, INCLUDING HAVING PLAYED AN INSTRUMENTAL ROLE IN RAISING THE INITIAL CAPITAL TO ESTABLISH THE FOUNDATION THROUGH A COMMUNITY FUNDRAISER. It was September 2012, as Betty Anne was sitting in the Family Room of the ICU, reality hit her with the recognition that her life was about to change forever. Her husband, Murray, was in the Intensive Care Unit and passed away three days later. For Betty Anne, supporting the Our New Era campaign is a way to honour her husband. “After donating The Quiet Room in the ICU in memory of Murray, I decided to donate The Family Room as well,” said Betty Anne. “This was a unique opportunity to donate in each of our names and have two adjoining rooms that will provide comfort to friends and families when their loved ones are ill.”


Make a onetime gift You can make a one-time gift in-person, by telephone, by e-mail or through our secure online system. Our online system is a flexible and easy way to show your commitment and you can select a pre-set value or choose your own donation amount.

Become a monthly donor Our monthly giving program is a convenient way to give with credit card or direct debit. With a monthly donation, you are helping Joseph Brant Hospital create a reliable revenue stream.

For Betty Anne, the ability to make her gift through a donation of stocks made it easy. “It is simple; transfer the stocks, receive a tax receipt and pay no capital gains tax,” she said. In addition, Betty Anne has chosen to support Joseph Brant Hospital through a legacy gift. “I have committed a Transformational Gift in my estate plans to our new hospital,” she said. “I encourage others to consider a gift to Our New Era. It is an investment to our Community for future generations.”

Leave your Legacy through a Planned Gift When you make a planned gift, such as naming Joseph Brant Hospital Foundation in your will, you establish a legacy in your name and become a valued member of the Joseph Brant Society. Joseph Brant Society members receive special event invitations, communications and recognition in Foundation publications and on our donor wall. Planned gifts help to ensure that we continue to provide high-quality health care close to home, now and for generations to come. At times, we receive gifts on behalf of generous donors whom we’ve not had the opportunity to meet. We invite you to tell us if we are in your plans so we can thank you today. Your privacy and preferences for recognition and communications will be fully respected. To learn more about the Joseph Brant Society, please contact Ashley Davidson at (905) 632-3737 ext. 3474 or ashley.

Donate as a tribute to someone special A Tribute Donation is a meaningful way to remember a loved one. By donating online, you may choose your own e-card for the family. If donating by mail or phone, Joseph Brant will send the family a letter on your behalf. Your donation amount will be kept confidential.

Make the most of special occasions Special occasions such as weddings, showers, anniversaries, birthdays, christenings, baptisms or bar/bat mitzvahs can be celebrated with a donation to Joseph Brant Hospital Foundation. Options include: • Donations in lieu of favours for guests • Requests for donations instead of gifts for the host • Donations in lieu of wedding, birthday or other gifts Joseph Brant Hospital Foundation offers a beautiful, embossed table card or a recognition certificate to inform your guests that you have supported your Community Hospital by making a donation in their honour.

A gift of Stock and Securities Giving stock and securities is a special way of helping us give the best care to our community. There are also personal benefits to making a gift of securities to Joseph Brant Hospital Foundation. In 2006, the Federal Government removed the capital gains tax on stocks and securities donated to registered charities. This means you can significantly decrease the after-tax cost of giving and receive a tax receipt for the closing value of the securities on the date of the gift.

Families can also request donations be made in memory of their loved one, even creating personal memory pages to make online giving easy.

Joseph Brant Hospital Foundation 1230 North Shore Blvd. Burlington, ON L7S 1W7 Tel: 905-336-6499

We’ve moved! As of October 1, the Joseph Brant Hospital Foundation has moved! We are now located on the second floor or the Halton McMaster Family Health Centre at 1221 Lakeshore Rd. Our new office provides a birds-eye view of the construction of our new Hospital.

O.N.E. Newsletter - Fall 2015  

Joseph Brant Hospital Foundation Fall Newsletter 2015

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