A message from the President and Board Chair

Keith Trussler and Michelle Campbell in front of donor wall

Unexpected Silver Linings

A giving community has always been key to St. Joseph’s ability to provide the very best in care, teaching and research – this past year, it mattered more than ever.

The past year can only be described in the words of Charles Dickens: “It was the best of times... it was the worst of times.” It was a year filled with challenge and sadness; but, it was also filled with unexpected silver linings, as our community drew alongside our work at St. Joseph’s Health Care London.

Despite shifting activities due to gathering restrictions, such as our Breakfast of Champions™ and Tribute Dinner events, the generosity of our donors reminded us of the power our community has when it comes together.

To support the work of the hospital, our Foundation launched The St. Joseph’s Health Crisis Fund – and you responded. Donor gifts provided critical technology to enable virtual visits, recreational programming and even care and comfort for staff, who heroically rose to the challenge of sustaining care during this tumultuous time. We are immensely grateful to our community for its support of this fund,
one that is still helping in the ongoing fight against COVID-19.

Remarkably, through generous bequests, and with the exceptional results of both the spring and winter Dream lotteries, we were able to provide close to $8 million in grants to patient care, teaching and research. That support funded thousands of needs, such as basic care and comfort items, state-of-the-art imaging equipment and research to improve clinical care.

For the first time in our history, and like many other organizations, the Foundation was forced to reduce its workforce and operating costs due to the impacts of the pandemic. But, with the support of our donors, we were able to help the hospital wherever we could in the fight against COVID-19.

If the past year can be described as ‘the best of times’, it’s because of you. We cannot thank you enough for your continued support – now, more than ever.

Michelle M. Campbell  
President and CEO
St. Joseph’s Health Care Foundation

Keith Trussler
Chair – Board of Directors
St. Joseph’s Health Care Foundation