Ways to Give:

Establish an Endowment

  • Provide long-term support for medical equipment
  • All gifts permanently invested
  • Annual income earned supports new hospital equipment
  • Honour the memory of a loved one

On Tuesday, February 25, the Owen Sound Foundation Board, pictured above, presented a $515,000 cheque to hospital President & CEO Gary Sims, representing the proceeds of the Foundation’s Caring for Tomorrow Endowment Fund for 2019.

Caring for Tomorrow

The Brightshores Health System Owen Sound Foundation established the Caring for Tomorrow Endowment Fund in 1996 to support the purchase of new medical equipment at Brightshores Health System – Owen Sound Hospital. To date the Endowment has provided more than $5.5 million for new medical equipment and clinical staff training.

It’s like a savings account for new equipment. Donations go in and they stay in.  Only the income earned is used to support the purchase of high priority medical equipment. When urgent equipment needs arise, or when new medical procedures are found, the Fund will be there to help.

An Endowment may be established in your own name or to honour a loved one. Part of your legacy, a named endowment is a deeply personal statement about who you are or the impact a loved one has had on your life, as well as your belief in exceptional rural healthcare at the centre of a vital community.

Invest in a healthy future for your family, friends and neighbours in Grey Bruce.  Contribute to endowment with a one-time gift of cash or securities.  You can also plan a future gift using your Will, RRSP or RRIF plan, life insurance or other assets.

Special Purpose Endowments

A number of special purpose funds have been created within the Caring for Tomorrow Endowment. These enable you to direct your gift to support a hospital service of special interest to you:

Ambulatory Care
Cancer Services
Child Care
Critical Care

Diagnostic Services
Emergency Care
Heart Care

Staff Training
Vision Care

Named Endowments

The Foundation welcomes the establishment of named endowments, as well as named endowments for special purposes.  Recently established funds include the Henry and Mary Pressey Endowment, the Coulter Family Fund and the Brian Rudrick Fund.  A minimum donation of $50,000 over 5 years is required to establish a named endowment.  A named, special purpose fund may be established with a gift of $100,000 over 5 years.


Endowment donors are recognized on the Caring for Tomorrow display located in the centre corridor of the hospital.

Download more information on endowment giving.

Caring For Tomorrow Event: “Hospital House Call”

Our Caring for Tomorrow Society gathered on Zoom October 14th for a “Hospital House Call”.  Julie Campbell, MAiD Access Lead for Home and Community Care Support Services Southwest introduced MAiD (Medical Assistance in Dying) – covering what it is, recent legislative change, who is eligible and what the provision of MAiD looks like in Grey Bruce.

To contact Julie Campbell, MBA, MN, NP Lead, MAID Access Home and Community Care Support Services South West visit www.healthcareathome.ca/southwest or phone 519-955-4455.

Watch a recording of “Hospital House Call” below:

For more information about the Caring for Tomorrow Endowment Fund, please contact:

Willard VanderPloeg,
Charitable Giving Advisor
519.376.2121 ext 2736

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Spring 2024