SMHF announces anonymous matching gift opportunity

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If you have been thinking about making a donation to support the Stevenson Memorial Hospital Foundation and your local hospital, there is an opportunity to double the size of your contribution over the next couple of months.

The SMHF has announced a $250,000 Matching Gift from a local donor.

From October 1, to December 31, 2021, a generous individual will match all donations made to the SMHF up to $250,000.

This sizable gift is being made by a local philanthropic community member who wishes to remain anonymous.

Funds raised through this matching opportunity will support the $43 million Because of You, We Can, capital campaign. This is the largest and most significant campaign in the Foundation’s history.

“This is a unique opportunity to make twice the impact with every gift you give for the rest of the year,” said Mary Thomas, CEO, SMHF. “If you’ve been thinking about making a donation to support your local hospital, there’s never been a better time than now.”

The Because of You, We Can, campaign is supporting the hospital’s effort for a redevelopment to upgrade the entire facility.

The current hospital was built in 1964 and was designed to serve 7,000 people per year in its emergency department. The ER now serves close to 40,000 people each year.

Through this Matching Gift opportunity, you can donate and see your own gift double in size.

Brian Lockhart, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, New Tecumseth Times

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