Foundation of CKHA Hosts AGM and Donor Appreciation Event
More than 50 Foundation of CKHA donors and volunteers honoured

CHATHAM, ON (Monday, June 27, 2016): This past Wednesday night, the Foundation of Chatham-Kent Health Alliance (CKHA) hosted its Annual General Meeting (AGM) followed by its Annual Donor Appreciation Event at the Aristos Room at Smitty’s Family Restaurant in Chatham. This event was an evening to celebrate the generosity of Foundation of CKHA supporters and to recognize their contributions to local healthcare through the efforts of the Foundation of CKHA.

Donor Appreciation Event
Over 100 Foundation of CKHA supporters were in attendance to recognize the achievements of 43 donors who were honoured at the Donor Appreciation Event.  Of the 43 donors, 19 are donors who have given more than $5,000 and the remaining are individuals and organizations who have achieved the next giving level through the Foundation of CKHA’s Donor Recognition Program.

The Chatham Kent Community Foundation, the Patterson Family, ProResp Inc., and the Rotary Club of Wallaceburg were honoured for their generous contributions to local healthcare at the event with the presentation of donor recognition storyboards.  Through the Foundation of CKHA’s formal Donor Recognition Program, storyboards are developed for individuals and/or organizations who give $100,000 or more (cumulatively) to the Foundation of CKHA.  Each storyboard will be permanently displayed at CKHA’s Chatham and Sydenham Campuses, starting in early July.

The final two awards handed out at the event were the Janet Cook Outstanding Volunteer Award and the Outstanding Sponsor Award.  Long-time Foundation of CKHA volunteers, Dr. John & Debbie Button, Sandra Denomey and Keith Hindmarsh were presented with Janet Cook Outstanding Volunteer Awards for their generous donation of time and talents. Club Lentinas and Honeywell were honoured with Outstanding Sponsor Awards for their generous contributions to Foundation of CKHA events through event sponsorship.

Annual General Meeting
The Foundation of CKHA is pleased to announce that at Wednesday’s AGM, Keith Graham was elected to the Foundation of CKHA’s Board of Directors.

After many years of valued service, Sandra Denomey (served from 2004 to 2016) will be leaving the Foundation of CKHA’s Board of Directors.

“We are pleased to welcome Keith Graham to our Board of Directors,” says Michele Grzebien-Huckson, Executive Director, Foundation of CKHA.  His knowledge, experience and expertise will be an asset to our Board.  I would also like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to Sandra Denomey for her generous donation of time and talents to the Foundation of CKHA’s Board of Directors.  Your efforts have helped to build a strong foundation for our fundraising efforts moving forward and for that, we are very grateful.”

CKHA Diagnostic Imaging Equipment Renewal Campaign Update
The CKHA Diagnostic Imaging Equipment Renewal Campaign is making significant progress, with more than $3.8 million raised to date towards the campaign’s $6.9 million fundraising goal.  Funds for this important campaign will support CKHA in the purchase of new equipment for  CKHA’s Diagnostic Imaging Department.

Many thanks to the very generous individuals and organizations who have supported this important campaign to date.  To make a donation to the CKHA Diagnostic Imaging Equipment Renewal Campaign, please visit www.foundationckha.com or call 519.436.2538.

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For more information, please contact:
Michele Grzebien-Huckson, Executive Director
Foundation of Chatham-Kent Health Alliance
mgrzebien-huckson@ckha.on.ca / 519-436-2538

FCKHA_DONORAPRECIATION_Helping Hands Auxiliary23JUN16 145_CROPPEDAt the Foundation of CKHA’s Annual Donor Appreciation Event on Wednesday, June 22, 2016, members of the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance Helping Hands Auxiliary were presented with the a donor award at the Blue Ash level, in honour of their immensely generous contributions to the Foundation of CKHA.
Pictured: JoAn Dale, Chairperson, Elinor Mifflin, Secretary, Marlene

FCKHA_DONORAPRECIATION_23JUN16 183_CROPPEDAt the Foundation of CKHA’s Annual Donor Appreciation Event on Wednesday, June 22, 2016, Professional Respiratory Home Care Service Corp. (ProResp) were honoured for their generous contributions with a Donor Recognition Storyboard recognizing donations totaling over $100,000. The storyboard, which highlights ProResp’s generous contributions to CKHA as well as a list of their wide ranging services, will be permanently displayed at CKHA’s Chatham and Sydenham Campuses.
Pictured: Michele Grzebien-Huckson, Executive Director, Foundation of CKHA; and, Jennifer Demars, Manager, Registered Respiratory Therapist, ProResp.

FCKHA_DONORAPRECIATION_Keith Hindmarsh_Outstanding Volunteer_23JUN16 195...Keith Hindmarsh was presented with the Janet Cook Outstanding Volunteer Award by Michele Grzebien-Huckson, Executive Director of the Foundation of CKHA, at the Foundation of CKHA Annual Donor Appreciation Event on Wednesday, June 22, 2016.