A giving community has always been key to our ability to provide the best in care, teaching and research. Donors have the power to improve, and even save lives, with their gifts to St. Joseph's.
We recognize the generosity of our donors through the following giving societies and recognition opportunities.
The Cornerstone Society consists of St. Joseph's most loyal and generous supporters. This group of individuals, corporations and community organizations is the foundation upon which we are able to advance health care for our region.
The Cornerstone Society honours cumulative gifts, planned legacy intentions and estate gifts made in support of care programs across St. Joseph's. Members are recognized for cumulative giving starting at $10,000 for individuals and $25,000 for organizations, community events and corporations.
The names of each member are added to recognition displays located at St. Joseph's Hospital and Parkwood Institute. New Cornerstone members, and those moving to a new level as a result of their continued support, are recognized at our annual Cornerstone Society Dinner, which all members are invited to attend.
The Women’s Christian Association (WCA) established the forerunner of Parkwood Hospital in 1894, and, until 1997, governed the Hospital through a century of change and expansion. The extraordinary vision, innovation and heart of the women of the Association created a lasting legacy for exceptional patient care in our community.
The former Parkwood Hospital Foundation established the WCA Society to honour donors who have made arrangements in their estate plans to support future care and research at Parkwood Institute. WCA Society donors are also recognized on the St. Joseph’s Cornerstone donor recognition wall.
Hall of Heroes
The Hall of Heroes recognition society celebrates donors whose gifts support the brave men and women who valiantly served our country and are now cared for in our Veterans Care Program. The names of donors with cumulative giving of $1,000 or more are included on the Hall of Heroes donor recognition wall located outside of the Chapel of the Good Shepherd at Parkwood Institute. Each year, Hall of Heroes members are invited to attend a ceremony to learn about the impact of their support of Canada's Veterans.