VAUGHAN, ON – The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) – Greater Toronto Chapter has named Ingrid Perry, President and CEO of Mackenzie Health Foundation, the AFP Greater Toronto Chapter’s 2017 Outstanding Fundraising Professional.

Among the distinguished list of honourees in eight categories of outstanding achievement, Ms. Perry is recognized for her extraordinary talent as a fundraiser and more than 30 years of leadership in the non-profit health care sector.

“It is indeed an honour to be selected as the recipient of this award. I have had the privilege of serving with tremendous teams of volunteers and staff dedicated to advancing Canada through philanthropy and volunteerism. To these people and the generous donors I share this award and offer my sincere thanks.”

The AFP Greater Toronto Chapter established the Philanthropy Awards more than 20 years ago to celebrate individual, foundation and corporate philanthropists, fundraising volunteers and fundraising professionals in communities throughout the GTA who demonstrate the best of philanthropic engagement.

“Ingrid is an exemplary fundraiser, whose impact on hospitals throughout Toronto is well known. She never shies away from a challenge and brings her renowned compassion and spirit to making a difference in people’s lives,” says Altaf Stationwala, President and CEO of Mackenzie Health.

The 2017 recipients were honoured at the Philanthropy Awards Luncheon on Wednesday, Nov. 22 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, as part of Congress 2017, the Greater Toronto Chapter’s annual conference.

For more information about the AFP Philanthropy Awards and this year’s winners, visit the AFP Greater Toronto Chapter website afptoronto.org/philanthropy-awards

ABOUT MACKENZIE HEALTH

The Mackenzie Health Foundation is spearheading the Exceptional Care Belongs Here campaign – the largest fundraising drive ever led by a community hospital in Canada – committed to raising $250-million in community contributions toward the total $1.6-billion project cost of the new Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital.

The campaign is led by a dedicated 33-member cabinet, co-chaired by Greg Sorbara and City of Vaughan Mayor Maurizio Bevilacqua.

Since 1977, Mackenzie Health Foundation has raised more than $125 million for capital projects, medical equipment, technology and educational opportunities for Mackenzie Health.

For more information, please visit mackenziehealthfoundation.ca

EXCEPTIONAL DONORS

John D'Angelo, Greg Sorbara, Giuseppe Maio, Claudio Memme, Ingrid Perry, Altaf Stationwala, Mayor Maurizio Bevilacqua cheque presentation

York Region Business Leaders Donate $2M for New Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital

On Tuesday, September 25, John A. D’Angelo, Giuseppe Maio and Claudio Memme of HBNG Holborn Group donated $2M to Mackenzie Health Foundation’s $250-million Exceptional Care Belongs Here campaign.

De Gasperis and Kohn Families Donate $20M to New Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital

On Thursday, June 21, the largest single donation in Mackenzie Health Foundation’s history was announced

Representatives from Mackenzie Health, Mackenzie Health Foundation and TransCanada Corporation pose in front of the new Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital under construction

TransCanada Corporation donates $250K to help build new Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital

On Wednesday, May 30, TransCanada Corporation announced pledged $250K to Mackenzie Health Foundation’s $250-million Exceptional Care Belongs Here campaign

Picture of Anatolia Tile + Stone Pledging $1 million to new Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital

Anatolia Tile + Stone pledges $1M to new Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital

On Tuesday, March 27, Anatolia Tile + Stone pledged $1 million to Mackenzie Health Foundation’s $250-million Exceptional Care Belongs Here campaign.

Baldassarra Family cheque presentation on stage

Carlo and Angela Baldassarra Family pledges $5M to new Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital

The Carlo and Angela Baldassarra Family pledges $5M to Mackenzie Health Foundation’s $250-million Exceptional Care Belongs Here campaign

RBC pledges $2M to new Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital

RBC Foundation has pledged $2 million to the new Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital and the Exceptional Care Belongs Here campaign.

Longo Family

Longo’s tradition of giving back inspires $1M gift to Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital

Longo’s Family Charitable Foundation’s gift of $1 million to the future Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital inspired by a sense of family.

Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at solidifies legacy with $2M gift

AMJ Canada pledged a $2-million gift to Mackenzie Health Foundation’s Exceptional Care Belongs Here campaign

Milena and Carmelo Calabro

A milestone birthday inspires gift of generosity

After almost losing his life in a serious workplace accident, Carmelo Calabro was in hospital for more than four months, beating incredible odds.

For the Hunt Family, Giving is a Family Affair

Giving to Mackenzie Health was an easy choice: their customer base resides in the Vaughan area and it is the hospital for many of their employees and clients.

Sorbara family gift inspired by tradition of generosity, leadership

Siblings Edward Sorbara, Marcella Tanzola and Gregory Sorbara stand together before a rustic log cabin that is a symbol both of their family’s deep ties to Vaughan and of the proud heritage that has helped to make Vaughan the progressive city it is today.

Gloria Crotin

Gloria Crotin – Spending a Lifetime Giving Back

Gloria Crotin chose Richmond Hill’s community hospital because she wanted to make a meaningful impact.

Giving Back a Tradition with Deep Roots for the Berwick Family

The Berwick Family Auditorium, an integral space for gatherings at Mackenzie Health, marks the family’s legacy of generosity.

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Picture This campaign lands new MRI scanner

Addition of this leading-edge diagnostic tool making a difference for Mackenzie Health patients awaiting diagnosis of illness or injury.

James Peek Memorial Golf Tournament

Through an annual golf tournament marking the birthday of the late James Peek, his family has generated nearly $400,000 to help raise awareness of mental health issues.