We establish our funding priorities each year based on the projects the Stollery Children’s Hospital identifies as its priority needs.
Our Foundation works hard to keep fundraising and administrative costs low to make sure the maximum of every donor dollar goes to world-class care for children in Western Canada when they need it most.
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Where our donor dollars came from in 2017-18
Annual support - 30%
We use direct mail campaigns and annual appeals like Stollery Week and Corus Radiothon to communicate with our donors on a regular basis about pressing needs at the Stollery Children’s Hospital. Donations from these campaigns and appeals often go towards our Direct Impact Fund — undesignated funds that give us the flexibility to meet the Hospital’s most urgent needs.
Major gifts - 24%
A multi-million gift from the late Dr. Robert Stollery and his wife Shirley was the catalyst for a dedicated children’s hospital in Edmonton. Like Bob and Shirley, our major gift givers are visionaries who strive to transform children’s health care with donations that support specific equipment and facilities, programs, research and training that make the Hospital one of the best in Canada.
Planned giving - 13%
A planned gift to our Foundation enables donors to make a long-term commitment to advancing children’s health today and in the future — a lasting statement of their generosity and care for their community. Planned gifts, including bequests in wills and gifts from annuities and life insurance policies, fund the Hospital’s most urgent needs and its long-term goals.
Special events - 33%
Each year, our special events create the kinds of memorable opportunities for generosity that our donors deserve. By attending our events, donating auction items, providing sponsorships and donating at our events, our supporters make it possible for us to fund excellence at the Hospital. Also, community fundraisers organize more than 725 events each year to benefit the Stollery — an incredible testament to our community’s passion and support for our Hospital.