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About the Foundation

With the support of our community, we ensure our local hospital receives the funds it needs for new equipment, additional services and facility upgrades that go beyond government support.

About the Foundation

With the support of our community, we ensure our local hospital receives the funds it needs for new equipment, additional services and facility upgrades that go beyond government support.

Our Story

For close to 30 years, the Lennox and Addington County General Hospital Foundation has been raising funds to help ensure a healthier and stronger community. Our goal? To keep healthcare close to home. We’re an independent, charitable organization governed by a dedicated group of volunteers. And they all just happen to be our neighbours and friends.

Why Support the Lennox and Addington County General Hospital Foundation

We hope (we really hope) you don’t need to use our local hospital anytime soon. But if you do, we’d like to know that you received the best care possible.

While the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care offers some support for basic healthcare needs, it doesn’t fully cover the costs of new medical equipment and facility upgrades. That’s where we step in. 

Every year, we provide funding to the hospital for essential medical equipment, services and capital improvements, all with the goal of keeping healthcare close to home.

But here’s the crucial part: we can’t do it alone. We rely on the kindness and generosity of people like you to help us finance vital equipment and capital projects that invest in the future of our community’s care. 

Your support makes an impact on the health and well-being of our community. Together, let’s strengthen our local healthcare and keep it thriving for years to come.

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Amanda Chalk

Coordinator of Communications, Events & Major Gifts
A resident of Lennox and Addington for over 20 years, Amanda joined the Foundation’s office staff as Program Coordinator in November 2021. Her combined experience in graphic design and public relations, as well as her community involvement and strategic thinking, have led her to be a great asset to the team. When not planning the Foundation’s next big fundraising event and building our social channels, Amanda can be found spending time with family and sharing their combined passions for health and wellness through Crossfit and Disney vacations.

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Amber Richardson

Office Administrator
Born and raised in Oshawa, Amber spent her summers on Beaver Lake. After finishing her degree in Legal Studies at Trent University Amber moved to Lennox and Addington full time. With 5 years of experience overseeing office operations and data management, Amber’s passion for accessible healthcare led her to join the LACGH Foundations staff in 2023 as the Office Administrator. When not working Amber can be found volunteering with animals and enjoying the outdoors.

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Our Mission

We work together with our generous supporters to generate and manage the funds needed to sustain Lennox and Addington County General Hospital facilities.

We want to see our hospital shine as a symbol of hope and healing, spreading its impact beyond its walls. Our mission is to provide excellent healthcare, ensuring every patient gets the best care and support possible.

Our Vision

To be a leader in healthcare philanthropy, engaging community support and inspiring a culture of giving for top-notch care in Lennox and Addington.

Our Values

Integrity

We believe in being honest, accountable and making ethical decisions. Our focus is always on putting the needs of our community first. Because our hospital receives limited government funding, we make responsible choices that benefit our community's well-being.

Leadership

With limited government funding, strong leadership is crucial to managing finances and wisely allocating resources. We take a strategic and visionary approach to ensure our hospital can provide the best possible care.

Partnership

Working together with others allows us to access grants, donations and more. This helps supplement government funding and enables us to invest in critical medical services in Lennox and Addington.

Accountability

Due to limited government funding, we are committed to being accountable in our financial management. We carefully budget and track expenses to ensure transparency and effective use of resources.

How is the money used?
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How Can I Get Involved?

There are lots of ways for you to get involved with the Lennox and Addington County General Hospital Foundation. Whether you're interested in participating in fundraising events or spreading the word about our cause, your support makes a difference in our goal to keep healthcare close to home.

How to Donate

You have choices! Make a one-time donation or monthly contributions, with set amounts or your own custom contribution. The best part? You decide which fund your support helps and can even dedicate it to someone special. It's convenient and hassle-free. Donate online with just a few clicks.

Host a Community Event

We love seeing successful fundraisers organized by people like you – individuals, schools, community groups and companies. Whether you go for a sports event (hockey and golf are crowd-pleasers here!), a fun barbecue, a concert fundraiser, a yard sale, car wash, or any creative idea, we'll be by your side. Our team can help you with promo materials and spreading the word on social media and our website, so your cause gets the attention it deserves!

Become a Corporate Partner

We love our corporate community partners, and we've got a great partnership framework that benefits everyone involved! By teaming up with us, corporate organizations can:

  • Make a positive impact on the community.
  • Boost brand recognition and corporate respect.
  • Engage staff and boost morale. Get effective marketing opportunities.

Gift of Securities and Stock Options

You can make a gift of securities and stock options to the Lennox and Addington County General Hospital Foundation by transferring publicly traded shares from your brokerage account directly to our investment account. Plus, you get some benefits as a donor:

To get started, just complete this form to transfer your securities.

Life Insurance Gifting

With the gift of life insurance, you have options – you can name the Lennox and Addington County General Hospital Foundation as the beneficiary or transfer the policy ownership while continuing to pay premiums.

Benefits for you:
  • You'll get a tax receipt that benefits your estate and helps you avoid probate tax.
  • After transferring policy ownership, you'll receive income tax receipts for premiums.
  • You may also be eligible for a tax receipt for the policy's fair market value.
Plus, you'll experience income tax relief in real-time and make a generous gift to the Lennox and Addington County General Hospital Foundation later on.

Gifts in Your Will

Leave a gift in your will to the Lennox and Addington County General Hospital Foundation. It can be a specific amount, a percentage of the estate, or a valuable item. Benefits for you:

  • Your bequest can be of any value to support healthcare in our area.
  • You can make a larger gift to the Foundation without immediate outlay.
  • An income tax receipt to the estate will reduce income tax owing.
  • Your gifts will generate interest to support program development and purchase of medical equipment.

RRSPs / RRIFs

Consider naming the Lennox and Addington County General Hospital Foundation as beneficiary of your RRSP or RRIF and your estate will benefit by receiving an income tax receipt which will offset tax owing.

Gifts-In-Kind

The Lennox and Addington County General Hospital Foundation will consider accepting gifts in kind provided they further the vision and mission of the organization. Acceptable gifts-in-kind include listed and fixed value preferred shares (a common tool used by business owners for financial and tax planning), real estate, gifts of interest in real estate and trusts. Please note the Lennox and Addington County General Hospital Foundation does not accept gifts of cryptocurrency. However, donors can sell the cryptocurrency and donate the cash to the Lennox and Addington County General Hospital Foundation.

“Positive, cheerful, friendly, caring, helpful are just some of the adjectives I would use to describe your staff. I always felt welcome and valued, never an imposition. If only that great attitude could be bottled and shared with others.”

Grateful Patient

“I was offered an opportunity to have my surgery done at your hospital and willingly took up the offer and I am very glad that I did. The attitude of every person I had contact with from the very first phone call to the final follow-up was ten out of ten. Thank you so much for your fine care.”

Grateful Patient

“I would like to express my sincere thanks and appreciation to the staff for all the care and dedication shown to me during my surgery.”

Grateful Patient

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