Stevenson Memorial Hospital Foundation Receives $20,000 Donation Towards Pandemic Fund
On Wednesday, June 3, 2020 community member Ron Fenton presented the Stevenson Memorial Hospital Foundation (SMHF) with a cheque for $20,000 towards the COVID19 Pandemic Response Fund. Fenton, a long-time supporter of the SMHF wanted to make an impact at a critical time for the Hospital, and the health care system in general.
“It has always been on my mind that I would like to make a decent donation to the development project at some point,” says Fenton. “When I became aware of the matching initiative by the Morningview Foundation in connection with the Pandemic Fund, it seemed this was a better time to step up.”
Fenton has been inspired by the outpouring of support that the community has given the hospital, as well as other pledge announcements, such as from community members and local business owners, Bill and Kim Wray. He hopes sharing the news about his donation will inspire others to give to this important cause as well. The COVID-19 Pandemic Response Fund was created to support the costs that have been incurred as a result of the pandemic, along with the Hospital’s most urgent annual capital needs, including equipment, supplies, and technology.
“We are so grateful to Ron for his outstanding generosity,” says Tanya Wall, Executive Director, SMHF. “To think of others during a pandemic and to make a gift of this size, is an incredible act of self-sacrifice and a wonderful example of our community’s giving spirit. This gift will go directly to supporting SMH with its most critical needs, as they respond to the pandemic on the frontlines.”
Fenton’s donation brings the Pandemic Response Fund to a total raised of $301,191. Since May 1st, when the Morningview Foundation’s matching gift was announced, $87,234 has been raised. The Morningview Foundation will match all gifts to the Pandemic Response Fund up to $150,000.
To make a donation to the COVID-19 Pandemic Response Fund or for more information on how you can help, please visit www.transformingstevenson.ca