Women’s College Hospital Foundation

Women’s College Hospital Foundation has an ambitious goal: to complete its $70-million capital campaign target and continue to raise funds in excess of $100 million over a five-year period, while inspiring philanthropic relationships with people who are aware and appreciative of the new vision of Women’s College Hospital.

The 2011-12 fiscal year was extremely successful thanks to the support and commitment of our donors and the strength of our volunteer leaders. Donors have contributed more than ever before, increasing revenues by 33 per cent over the previous year. Expenses were below plan and very importantly, we granted 77 per cent more than last year to support education and research.

As construction on our new facility continues, the dedicated volunteers of The Campaign for Women’s College Hospital are working hard to raise awareness and secure generous pledges. This year we reached an important campaign milestone: 50 per cent of our $70-million campaign goal. This success enabled us to forward $11 million toward construction of the new hospital. Our goal for 2012-13 is to achieve 78 per cent of our campaign target. It’s an exciting time to shape Canada’s health-care future.

One of the most significant highlights of the past year was the welcomed leadership of Mr. Ed Clark, president and CEO, TD Bank Group. Mr. Clark is honorary chair of The Campaign for Women’s College Hospital and is actively engaged in taking our message to the community alongside campaign chair Sylvia Chrominska and vice-chairs Colleen Moorehead and Zabeen Hirji.

“I am delighted to take over the position of chair at this significant juncture in the history and evolution of Women’s College Hospital. We are leading an unprecedented fundraising campaign supported by a group of talented and dedicated volunteers, in whom I have the utmost confidence. 2012 promises to be another pacesetting year at WCHF!”

Joanne Mealia
Women’s College Hospital Foundation

Women’s College is transforming health care with the construction of a new, modern facility and the foundation is making important changes as well. This year we welcomed Sue Carruthers as president and CEO. In June, Joanne Mealia, software group national compliance executive, IBM Canada and current WCHF vice-chair will assume the role of chair of our board of directors. Having served on our board since 2010, Joanne is an ideal candidate to lead our initiatives, and a champion of Women’s College Hospital’s mission and vision.

The foundation sincerely thanks Marilyn Emery, WCH president and CEO, and the board of directors of Women’s College Hospital for their continued support and encouragement. The expert staff and physicians at Women’s College and its expert volunteers embody the mission and lead the way as we garner support for our new facility. We are honoured to be part of an outstanding team!

We’d like to again acknowledge the donors who generously support Women’s College Hospital Foundation. Together we are advancing the health of women – building a new hospital that provides more access to care and the best in innovative programs.

Christopher Hoffmann
Board Chair
Women’s College Hospital Foundation
Sue Carruthers
President and CEO
Women’s College Hospital Foundation


 Women’s College Hospital Foundation Board of Directors 2011-2012

Christopher Hoffmann, Board Chair
Flora Agnew (ex officio)
Peter Angelou*
Sue Carruthers, WCHF President and CEO
Tonie Chaltas
Carol A. Cowan*
Arlene Dickinson†
Stephen Dowd
Marilyn Emery, WCH President and CEO
(ex officio)
Kimberley Greenwood, Board Secretary
Mary Susanne Lamont**Board Members completing their term in 2012
† Oncoming Board Members for 2012
Blair Levinsky†
Nancy MacKellar
Joanne Mealia, Vice-Chair
Colleen Moorehead
Wanda O’Hagan* (ex officio)
Marisa Piattelli†
Gillian Riley
Maryam Sanati
John Semple (ex officio)
Elaine Todres, Past Chair*
Ryan Wiley
Sally Wright, Vice-Chair