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Where We Began: The History of the South Muskoka Hospital Foundation

South Muskoka Memorial Hospital was built on philanthropy – beginning with the generosity of Mr. E. Wadsworth who in 1929 donated $1,000 for the purchase of anesthetic equipment and bedside lamps. It would be one year later when Mr. Carl Borntraeger donated $1,600 to the hospital for a new x-ray machine in memory of his late son Carl who had been a summer resident of Lake Muskoka for over 30 years. These early pioneers of philanthropy helped build and shape the legacy of giving that South Muskoka Memorial Hospital is renowned for. Like our donors today, they realized that supporting the hospital is an investment in people and an investment in our future.

Since its establishment in 1980, and through the generosity of the community, the Foundation has helped to fund three major capital campaigns for building renovations and has invested more than $45 million in equipment, facilities, and programs at the South Muskoka Memorial Hospital.

The South Muskoka Hospital Foundation is governed by a voluntary board of directors from our community. Funds are raised through major gift solicitation, mail appeals, special events, planned giving, memorial tribute giving, our annual radiothon and other fundraising activities.

2018-2019

Foundation Board

MARK GIDLEY

Chair

JODIE EVANS

Vice-Chair

DAVID SMITH

Treasurer

RON AUSTIN

Director

NATALIE BUBELA

Director

ROBINSON CLARK

Director

KEITH CROSS

Director

JOHN CURRAN

Director

GLENN GREAVETTE

Director

PAUL HAMMOND

Director

KEVIN SMITH

Director

LESLIE WILFORD

Director

Foundation Staff

Colin Miller

Executive Director
705.645.4404 ext. 3246
colin.miller@mahc.ca

Leah Walker

Development Officer
Tel: (705) 645-4404 x3103
leah.walker@mahc.ca

Amanda Brown

Executive Assistant
705.645.4404 ext. 3193
amanda.brown@mahc.ca

Joanna Gallant

Office Assistant
705.645.4404 ext. 3189
joanna.gallant@mahc.ca