June 19, 2024
The Fundraising Frontlines with Mary Lou

Community Support: Why Your Contribution Matters

June 19, 2024

At the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital Foundation we have always relied on the incredible generosity of our community.

Mary Lou alongside two donors from Casey's Creative Kitchens holding $50,000 presentation cheque

At the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital (STEGH) Foundation we have always relied on the incredible generosity of our community. Your donations have played a crucial role in enhancing our hospital’s capabilities and ensuring that we can provide the best possible care to our patients. Today, we want to highlight why your continued support is more important than ever and how it directly impacts our hospital. 

The Crucial Role of Community Donations

Funding healthcare is a complex and ongoing challenge. While government funding provides a significant portion of our budget, it often falls short of covering all the essential services and advanced technologies our community needs. This is where your donations make a world of difference.  

Breakdown of Funding Sources:

  • Government Funding:  Covers basic operational costs and some essential services, but often lacks the resources for cutting-edge technology and specialized equipment. 
  • Grants and Foundations:  Provide targeted funding for specific projects but are limited in scope and duration. 
  • Community Donations: Fill the critical gaps, enabling us to invest in advanced medical technologies, enhance patient care services, and improve our facilities. 

Your contributions ensure that we can go above and beyond basic care, offering the latest in medical technology and comprehensive services that our community deserves. 

Stories of Successful Community Campaigns

Our community’s support has a history of making remarkable things happen at STEGH, such as the Great Expansion Campaign in support of the North Tower.

We invite you to be part of the next step in our transformative journey. Your support for Transforming Tomorrow will not only bring advanced Diagnostic Imaging technology to our community, but will also improve the overall quality of care for everyone in St. Thomas and Elgin County. 

Ways to Contribute:

  • Make A Donation: Visit our donation page to make a secure online donation to our Transforming Tomorrow campaign. Remember, every dollar donated, up to $1 million, will be matched, so your $50 gift becomes $100.
  • Volunteer: Join our team of dedicated volunteers and help us spread the word about the Transforming Tomorrow campaign. 
  • Share Our Message: Use your social networks to share our campaign with friends, family, and colleagues. The more people who know about our mission, the greater our collective impact. 

“Your generosity has always been the backbone of our success,” says Jeff Yurek, Campaign Chair. “Together, we can transform healthcare in our community and ensure that everyone has access to the best possible care.”

Thank you for your continued support and commitment to making a lasting difference in the lives of our patients. Together, we can Transform Tomorrow.

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Mary Lou Crowley
President & CEO, STEGH Foundation
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