Who we are: In April 1994, the Carleton Place and District Memorial Hospital Foundation was incorporated by the province of Ontario and registered with Revenue Canada as a charitable organization. The Hospital Foundation is a non-profit organization, led by a dedicated volunteer Board of Directors from the Community.
Purpose: The Foundation was established as a separate legal entity, in association with the Carleton Place and District Memorial Hospital, to generate greatly needed funds for the Hospital. Fundraising proceeds, donations, and bequests received by the Foundation, are transferred to the Hospital for the following needs:
- replacement of medical equipment
- purchase of new medical technology
- research and development
- further education of Hospital staff and
- renovations and upgrades to the Hospital facility
Over the years, the Foundation has benefited greatly from the generosity of the community and from time to time, bequests and gifts have been received to enhance the Foundation’s mission. As a result, the Foundation has an investment portfolio which holds the permanent funds listed below. These funds are maintained by donor direction and/or policy decision.
MacFarlane Trust Fund
The MacFarlane Trust Fund was a bequest from Anne Laureen MacFarlane in memory of her husband, James Wilkie MacFarlane and his father, Dr. M. A. MacFralane. The fund was used to establish the Foundation in 1994, and has a reserve which is outlined by the conditions of the will of Mrs. MacFarlane. The interest generated from the fund can be used to support the needs of the Hospital.
The Legacy Fund
This fund was also established by a bequest to the Foundation in 2005, however, the donor did not place any restrictions on the gift. Its purpose is to build a reserve for any future major renovations/expansions to the physical structure of the Hospital. Any in memoriam donations and future bequest received by the Foundation, unless specified differently by the next of kin or the donor, will be directed to the Legacy Fund. In addition any donations received for the potential redevelopment of the Hospital are directed to the Legacy Fund.
The Clifford Memorial Fund
The Clifford Memorial Fund was established by the family of Jeanne Clifford and its purpose is to provide continuing education and professional development for Hospital personnel. It also funds programs aimed at public education and awareness of health issues and the promotion of good health.
Brenda Hall Bursary Fund
The Brenda Hall Memorial Bursary was established in memory of a Brenda Hall, a former Carleton Place High School student and nurse with CPDMH. The fund is used to provide a bursary to a student of the Carleton Place High School entering the first year of a nursing program (or related area) and has demonstrated financial need. The fund receives ongoing support from the staff of the Hospital.
The General Fund is the ‘savings account’ of the Foundation and this fund holds any donations given to the Foundation in support of the equipment purchases of the Hospital. This fund also serves as an emergency fund for the Hospital and is used to support any the unforeseen purchase of new medical equipment.
Jean Fyfe Memorial Fund
As requested by the family of the late Jean Fyfe, this fund will be used to improve the community's access to Diagnostic Imaging services. Its primary purpose is to help fund the purchase of an MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) machine for the potential new Hospital or other Diagnostic Imaging equipment, if an MRI is not added to the service list for the new facility.
Past Success: In 2004, the Foundation launched the Help Improve Tomorrow Today! campaign to raise $1.5 million for new hospital equipment. Due to the overwhelming support of the community, it was announced in March 2005, that a total of $1,575,472.13 had been raised from the campaign.
The Foundation would like to thank everyone who contributed to the success of Help Improve Tomorrow Today! fundraising iniative.