SickKids Foundation Annual Report 2012 - 2013
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President & Chair of the Board
“I am alive today because of SickKids.” These are words we heard and read many times this year.
Through our “I’m a SickKids kid” advertising campaign, we invited former and current patients and families to tell us their stories. They responded, in numbers beyond our expectations, with inspiring tales about the difference the Hospital has made in their lives. It was deeply touching for us to be reminded of how SickKids has profoundly affected the lives of so many.
This strong connection to the Hospital translated into a record-breaking year for SickKids Foundation, with donations of $106.8 million. Whether through our Miracle Club monthly giving program, employee group pledges, corporate partnerships, community events or major individual gifts, tens of thousands of people and organizations stepped forward to support our vision: Healthier Children. A Better World. We were particularly inspired by the transformational gift of $30 million from the Garron family for cancer research and care. It is believed to be the single largest philanthropic investment ever made to paediatric cancer in North America. We are deeply grateful to the Garrons and to all of our donors for their outstanding support.
Excellence, integrity and collaboration are the values that underlie the Foundation’s new five-year Strategic Directions, which was approved by the Board of Directors in December 2010. Developed in partnership with the Hospital, our volunteers, staff and donors, the new strategic plan provides the framework to drive future Foundation fundraising and granting activity and enable even greater investments in paediatric care, learning and research. Our thanks to Andrew Sheiner, who chaired the Strategic Directions committee, and to all members of the committee for their fine work.
In May 2010, the Hospital and Foundation broke ground on the $400-million new SickKids Research & Learning Tower and launched a $200-million fundraising campaign, led by Foundation Director Tim Hockey. This new facility provides the space our researchers and scientists need to advance their world-leading research. Since the campaign launch, more than $48 million has been committed from the Hospital and Foundation Boards and employees and from the community. This is an achievement we can all celebrate.
This year’s annual report is full of moving stories about how your support is making a difference. Our heartfelt gratitude for your continued generosity and support of children’s health. You are helping us change our patients’ world so they can change ours.
President & CEO