GWM Foundation Newsletter_Spring2015
In 1982 The Great War Memorial Hospital Foundation was established to assist and improve the facilities of the Great War Memorial Hospital of Perth District.
Through active solicitation and recognition of donations, the Foundation serves as a conduit of community support, linking donors and the general public with the Hospital. This allows the Foundation to financially support the acquisition of medical equipment and the expansion of services and facilities at the GWM Foundation Site of the Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital.
Since its inception in 1982, thanks to the commitment and generosity of our donors, the GWM Foundation has disbursed more than $10 million to the Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital.
The GWM Foundation’s mandate is to:
Conduct fundraising campaigns to obtain contributions from the widest possible sources to support health care provision at the GWM Site of the Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital
Invest and manage the funds on hand
Provide funds to the Hospital at the request of the Hospital Board of Directors for capital and other specific projects. No donations are directed towards hospital operations or the budget deficit.
The GWM Foundation is responsive to the Hospital Board; The Foundation’s primary obligation is to its donors; it will recognize and respect their wishes and intentions in all instances.
The GWM Foundation consists of an 8 member volunteer Board of Directors.
The day to operations of the Foundation is managed by 2 part- time employees, allowing the office to be open Monday – Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The GWM Foundation office is situated in the front entrance of the GWM Hospital on Drummond Street West, in a Heritage residential section of the Town of Perth.
The support of our donors is never taken for granted.