The Delta Hospital Foundation’s biggest, most dedicated volunteer is the community of Delta itself.
The foundation, which has been officially rebranded the Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation, has successfully raised tens of millions for the hospital over the years thanks to continued generous financial support of residents, businesses and organizations, but also important are volunteers who come from all those categories, including event sponsors. While not directly a member of the foundation, they volunteer their time and skills to help out at fundraising events organized by the foundation.
For example, last fall’s Moonlight Gala at Tsawwassen Springs, which had a Midnight Garden theme, raised $455,000 for Delta Hospital. It was a record-breaking evening thanks to the support of sponsors and over 340 guests in attendance, but it all wouldn’t have been possible without the volunteers on the front line and behind the scenes.
Proceeds from the gala went toward emergency care at the hospital, including a much needed mobile ultrasound and two defibrillators.
The biggest, most visible example of fundraising success is the new Peter C. and Elizabeth Toigo Diagnostic Services wing that is now under construction. The $15.2-million project saw the foundation raise $7.5 million, an amount that included a sizable donation from the volunteer Delta Hospital Auxiliary.
The next biggest single fundraising project for the foundation is a new residential care facility to replace Mountain View Manor.