The Queen Elizabeth II Hospital Foundation - Established in 1984
The primary purpose of the Queen Elizabeth II Hospital Foundation is to enhance the quality of health care in our community by raising money for the priority and specialized needs of our Regional QEII Hospital. The Foundation plays a critical role in funding for essential specialized equipment, major projects, patient care programs and education.
Due to our continuous challenging health care climate, the Foundation must make every effort to help our hospital meet the growing needs of its community as well as the needs of our Regional residents.
The QEII Hospital Foundation is the fundraising arm of the QEII Hospital and provides a vital link to the thousands of individuals and organizations in our community and region that choose to offer their support to the QEII Hospital. We are a Registered Canadian Charitable Organization, therefore, donors can receive an official tax receipt for their gifts.
Donors who invest in our Hospital Foundation provide many benefits to patients. In many cases, there are no other sources of funding for these very worthwhile patient care programs and much needed equipment.
As an organization entrusted with the stewardship of donor contributions, we strive to match the wishes of our donors with the priority needs of our Hospital.
If a donor wishes to support a specific program or department of the Hospital, the Foundation ensures that the gift is used as intended. The Foundation also receives many contributions that are not designated for a specific purpose. The Foundation’s Board of Trustees determines where the need is the greatest to direct these donations.
In all cases, the Foundation provides timely and appropriate recognition of gifts, regardless of the amount, through its Royal Donor Recognition Program. All gifts are acknowledged and very much appreciated.
To maintain its awareness about developments in the charitable health care sector, the Foundation has access to information from other organizations which include: The Association for Health Care Philanthropy (AHP) and The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP).