Weâ€™re all in this
2019/20 ANNUAL REPORT
By sparking the passion to give, we will transform the healthcare experience.
A PROUD TRADITION OF GIVING There are few things in our lives that are more
The COVID-19 pandemic has shone a light on
important than exceptional healthcareâ€”
the important role that all healthcare workers
except, perhaps, access to this exceptional
play in caring for our community. Oakville is
healthcare within our local community. Oakville
stronger because of their incredible efforts in
Hospital Foundation donors understand this
protecting the health of our loved ones in their
and recognize the role philanthropy plays in
care. We are indebted to their commitment to
expanding the limits of what we are able to
accomplish at Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital.
We are also appreciative to you, our generous donors, for your ongoing support of Oakville
As we formally close out the 2019-2020 fiscal
Hospital Foundation and our hospital as we
year, we hope you know how grateful we are
navigate this new reality. Your generosity has
for your gifts this past year. Thanks to your
been unwavering during this unprecedented
support, we raised more than $11 million
crisis and for that, we are all grateful.
and the impact of that generosity is being felt across our hospital.
We thank you for your inspiration, investment, and impact.
Our mission to connect generosity to worldclass community healthcare at Oakville
Yours in philanthropy,
Trafalgar Memorial Hospital is reflected in our more than 7,720 donors who generously contributed to our Foundation. Our vision of sparking the passion to give to transform the healthcare experience was brought to life at the close of our fiscal year with a record
MARY MCPHERSON Chief Executive Officer Oakville Hospital Foundation
number of new donors joining the OHF family to ensure our hospital has what it needs to fight this pandemic and whatever other health emergency lies around the corner. Oakvilleâ€™s proud tradition of giving and your unwavering commitment to our hospital continues.
TIM PORTER Chair, Oakville Hospital Foundation Board of Directors
Supporting Our Caregiving Heroes
LOOK FOR THE HELPERS It is inspiring to see our healthcare teams and
lead gift of $10,000 to the OTMH Response
neighbours pulling together and supporting
Fund and to Oakville residents Carol Chen
each other during these unprecedented times.
and Shawn Fang for establishing the first Go
While 2020 is off to a challenging start, our
Fund Me page that raised more than $35,000
community has stepped up to support frontline
for personal protective equipment (PPE) for
workers as they care for us during the COVID-19
our frontline workers. These donations had an
pandemic. We thank everyone at OTMH for their
immediate impact on our hospital, enabling
tireless efforts and resilience. Their dedication to
us to fund some of the resources our resilient
ensuring patients and their families feel safe and
clinical staff needed to provide safe, world-class
supported is immeasurable.
community healthcare to our patients and community. Before the end of March, hundreds
We also thank our donors for your philanthropic
of donors demonstrated their support and were
contributions and heartfelt encouragement. It
instrumental in helping our hospital navigate
truly means so much to all of us at the Oakville
through these challenging times together as a
Hospital Foundation to have you by our side.
We especially want to thank Longoâ€™s for their
LOVING OUR COMMUNITY In March, four Oakville students stepped up to fundraise for urgently needed ventilators at OTMH. Together, Joy Yuan, Catherine Shen, Joanna Xiong, and Matthew Xiong rallied their friends and neighbours to support their efforts using WeChat to raise $27,930 in a few weeks. The students are members of JCJ (Joyful Caring Joint), a nonprofit organization created last year. Thank you to them and everyone who supported their efforts. With their donation came this message, â€œWe hope more people will love and protect our community together.â€?
PEOPLE OF ACTION Demonstrating service above self, the four local Rotary clubs (Oakville, Oakville Trafalgar, Oakville West, and Passport clubs) established the Oakville Rotary Relief Fund (ORRF) and ensured OTMH was one of its first recipients to receive funding. OTMH used the funds to acquire a specialized training tool for the emergency department team enabling them to improve their ability to handle difficult real-life resuscitations.
RUNNING FOR OTMH Henry and Spencer Zikmanis are not only brothers but as well, a powerhouse fundraising team. It was their idea to each donate $100 from their own savings account plus raise $1,000 from their friends and family to help doctors, nurses and other Oakville frontline healthcare heroes. Spencer ran a 6 km race and his brother Henry was his coach. Together they crushed their goal and raised an incredible $2,755.
SPARKING THE PASSION TO GIVE Last Fall, long-time volunteers and donors
Impressed by the level of care they have
June and Ian Cockwell issued a community
received since moving to Oakville a few years
challenge, pledging to give $1.4 million in
ago, Wah and Eva Chung gave in appreciation
matching donations and encouraging donors
for having exceptional care close to home.
to elevate their giving sights. The goal was achieved thanks to support from 36 long-
The Cappuccitti family made a gift and named
standing and new donors making gifts of
a patient room in memory of Michael’s father.
$25,000 or more. At the heart of each donor’s support was gratitude and appreciation for the
These are just a few of the generous and
exceptional care provided at OTMH.
thoughtful community members who were inspired to show support for their local hospital.
Peter and Brenda Jobling made a
Over the past year, donors funded the latest
transformational gift in appreciation and respect
diagnostic tools, equipped a new operating
for the staff and volunteers at the hospital.
room, supported mental health programs and enhanced more care spaces. The result,
Earl and Pam Storie wanted to leverage their
unquestionably, empowered OTMH’s talented
support through the match and increase the
physicians and staff to provide exemplary
impact of their gift on the hospital.
patient experiences, always, and prepared the hospital for the challenging year ahead with
Grateful for the compassionate care Mike
COVID-19 emerging as a worldwide concern.
received, Mike and Karen Russill made a donation in support of the Cancer Care Clinic.
ENGAGING THE NEXT GENERATION OF PHILANTHROPISTS Lesley Dagenis and Vanessa Lynch know
professionals in philanthropy while providing
how important OTMH is to their families.
enriching network opportunities within the
Between the two of them they have delivered
hospital and our community. Throughout the
five beautiful babies at the hospital, have both
year, Innovators build their understanding of
since returned with these babies for antibiotics
our community’s healthcare needs and how
and stitches, checked in on parents with
the group can help address these priorities.
concerning heart problems, and visited friends
Together, the Innovators will decide where their
who have had emergency appendix surgeries.
donations will be used empowering them to
“These are the kind of things that a community
make a meaningful impact at OTMH.
hospital provides, and what we need them to do exceptionally,” says Lesley.
The group is quickly growing with 22 members to date. “One of the greatest pleasures in life
Wanting to support their local hospital and
and most powerful forces for good in the world
encourage others to do so, they created the
is sharing,” says Vanessa. “We look forward to
Innovators. The group, led by the Innovators
sharing together as Innovators and getting to
Council Morgan Dunnigan, Vanessa Lynch,
know our Oakville network better along the way.”
Lesley Dagenais, Johanne Barbieri, and LeAnh Yuan, aims to engage like-minded young 6
OTMH CANDLELIGHT BALL: DOORS OPEN ONE LAST TIME After 28 amazing years, last year we said
make an initial grant to the newly established
farewell to one of Oakvilleâ€™s finest events,
Candlelight Cancer Fund. The Fund will be used
the OTMH Candlelight Ball. For many years,
to transform cancer care in our community
this event brought together hundreds of
and support our incredible physicians and
dedicated and generous individuals committed
caregivers including OTMHâ€™s two new Medical
to supporting Oakville Trafalgar Memorial
Oncologists, Dr. Michael Herman and Dr.
Hospital by funding numerous pieces of medical
Ketan Ghate who are contributing to the
further development of our systemic therapy cancer care services and the expansion of the
Thanks to our gala patrons, cause donors, event
treatment of patients with solid tumour disease.
sponsors, and auction contributors, $1,127,000
The Candlelight Cancer Fund is a lasting legacy
was raised in one spectacular evening. This
and remarkable testament of the generosity of
includes $713,000 pledged during cause-within-
hundreds of gala patrons who have supported
a-cause, together with the matching gift from
this event over the years.
June and Ian Cockwell, that will enable us to
Transforming the Healthcare Experience
ORTHOPAEDIC SURGERY Orthopaedic surgeons at OTMH are equipped
created by Dr. Danny Arora, a new surgeon at
to offer leading-edge procedures in the areas
Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital.
of complex reconstruction, advanced sports medicine, and now foot and ankle conditions.
“It was a true pleasure to be a part of this wonderful fundraiser,” says Dr. Arora. “Your
At the 2019 OTMH Golf Tournament, donors
generosity makes it possible for myself and the
came together to advance our orthopaedic
rest of my colleagues to push the boundaries
surgical program by funding two specialized
with innovative techniques, provide exemplary
orthopedic sets. This essential equipment is
care to our patients, and give back to the
used to repair small bones and will have a direct
impact on the new foot and ankle specialty being 8
OPHTHALMOLOGY For over two years, Ida-Mae Henley went back
been experiencing immediately disappeared and
and forth to her ophthalmologist after she lost
soon Ida-Mae noticed her vision coming back.
the sight in her left eye and couldn’t stand light of any kind. “I had to sit in my house in complete
Thanks to the incredible generosity of donors,
darkness. Even a lamp was too much,” Ida-
Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital invested
Mae recalls. “I had no quality of life and started
in equipment such as imaging equipment
getting depressed. By the time I was referred to
that helps diagnose cornea issues, a specular
the Ophthalmologist at OTMH, I had pretty much
microscope used for borderline cases where
lost all hope.”
it’s hard to judge the right time to do a cornea transplant, and the corneal analyzer which will
On Ida-Mae’s first visit with an OTMH
help our specialists evaluate a patient’s corneal
ophthalmologist it took almost 30 minutes to
surface. Now, patients in our own community
thoroughly examine her eye. Then much to
Ida-Mae’s amazement, she received a diagnosis. Blood vessels that surround the cornea had
Today, Ida-Mae’s vision is almost completely
grown into her cornea and were preventing
restored and she’s back to living life to the
healing. Ida-Mae needed cornea limbal stem cell
fullest. “I can drive again. I can go outside and I
transplant surgery to restore her vision. Healthy
don’t even have to wear sunglasses,” she says. “I
limbal stem cells from Ida-Mae’s good eye were
wouldn’t have my life back if not for the skill and
transplanted into her left eye. The pain she had
expertise of the healthcare team at OTMH.
BREAST DAP Thinking about breast cancer and the stress
BDAP care is supported by a multidisciplinary
patients go through before they’re even
team of radiologists, surgeons and other
diagnosed is one of the reasons why the Zonta
key healthcare providers. This coordinated
Club decided to support OTMH last year.
approach reduces the associated anxiety and
The Breast Diagnostic Assessment Program
wait time to diagnosis and treatment and
(BDAP) provides patients with rapid access to
enhances the patient experience by offering
care, meaning less waiting for a diagnosis and
emotional, educational and practical supports.
treatment. Through the BDAP, breast cancer patients are guided through the entire process
“The cancer care journey starts even before
— from diagnosis to treatment to recovery
diagnosis,” says Dr. John McPhaden, Medical
— by a patient navigator. This knowledgeable
Director, Cancer Services. “We want to be
member of our cancer care team links all
here through every step, so patients can get
specialties together and makes the system
the care they need close to home. Cancer is
function quickly for patients.
an exceptionally complex disease and donors ensure we have the tools we need to fight it.”
Virginia was one of the first patients to benefit from BDAP. After her first surgery, pathology
We are grateful to the Zonta Club and all our
showed that Virginia still had residual cancer
other donors who generously gave to the
cells left. Virginia then made the decision to
BDAP program. Your support enables our
have a bilateral mastectomy. Her treatment
clinicians to diagnose cancer, perform biopsies
also included four rounds of chemotherapy
and other surgeries, and administer world-
and 18 rounds of targeted immunotherapy.
class community healthcare and treatment to
She received all of her treatment at OTMH — a
patients close to home.
seven-minute drive from her home. 10
Financial Statement FOR THE YEAR ENDED MARCH 31, 2020
We are pleased to report that the Oakville Hospital Foundation ended the 2019/20 fiscal year with total fundraising revenue of $11,093,851 thanks to the ongoing generosity of our donor community and the dedication of our volunteers and staff. Our net revenue was $7,415,514 after a net investment loss and expenses. STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS (expressed in thousands)
contributed to our fundraising
Revenues Fundraising revenue Net Investment income (loss) Expenses Net Fundraising Revenue
programs. As a result, the $11,094
funds to Oakville Trafalgar
Memorial Hospital in fiscal
(expressed in thousands)
General fund balance, end of year
transfer $6,553,930 in donated
year 2019/20. Of this amount, to fund special projects and
Donor Designated Donations
Foundation was honoured to
$1,016,313 was designated
FUNDRAISING REVENUE Donations
This fiscal year, 7,720 donors
equipment beyond the top priority equipment list.
DONATIONS & GRANTS DISTRIBUTED (expressed in thousands)
Unrestricted Grant to OTMH - Equipment Restricted Grant to OTMH - Designated
ENDOWMENT FUNDS (expressed in thousands)
General fund, balance beginning of year Investment income (loss) Donation additions Investment expenses
Donor restricted funds Total balance, end of year
Board of Directors SARAH ADAMS
DR. HANIF JAMAL
VP Private Banking, Royal Bank of Canada
Physician, Halton Healthcare
Corporate & Tax Lawyer, Soble, Rickards & Associates
MIKE BOGLE Investment Advisor | Financial Planner, RBC Wealth Management
Partner Global Human Capital and Partner Affairs PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Investment Advisor, TD Wealth
Royal Bank of Canada
World Vision Canada
DENISE HARDENNE President & CEO, Halton Healthcare
RAZA HASAN SVP & Head of Retail Banking & Wealth Management Risk, HSBC Bank Canada
CRAIG HAYMAN Vi c e Ch ai r Retired, Senior Partner, Edward Jones
SAMANTHA HORN Partner, Stikeman Elliot LLP
BETTY ANN JARRETT V ice Chair
Retired, Senior Consultant
TOM ROTHFISCHER Audit Partner & Leader of GTA Real Estate Practice, KPMG
UPINDER SAINI SVP, Wireless Products, Rogers Communications
Retired, President and CEO, Hamilton Utilities Corporation
KAREN POOLE Senior Vice President – Employee Benefits, Dobson & Toncic
T I M P O R T E R Chair Former, Chief of Staff, Ontario Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services
NIGELA PURBOO Community Member
HILARY RODRIGUES Tre as ure r VP, Corp Services & CFO, Halton Healthcare
MARY MCPHERSON Se c re t ary CEO, Oakville Hospital Foundation
OTMH by the Numbers Thanks to you, in 2019/20 we were able to provide for the healthcare needs of our growing community.
Emergency Department visits
MRI scans performed
Surgical procedures performed
Lab tests completed
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