Financials and reports
By investing in the Hospital’s most urgent needs and long-term priorities, we make sure that every day, your generous donations make a life-changing difference for Stollery kids and their families.
We establish our funding priorities each year based on the priority needs identified by our expanding Stollery network of care. Our Foundation works hard to keep fundraising and administrative costs low to make sure the maximum of every donor dollar goes to world-class physical and mental health care for children in Western Canada when they need it most.
Where our donor dollars came from in 2020-21
Annual support – 35%
We use direct mail campaigns and annual appeals like 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 undesignated funds that have a direct impact on children’s health and give us the flexibility to meet the Stollery network of care’s most urgent needs.
Major gifts – 13%
A transformational gift from the late Robert (Bob) and Shirley Stollery 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 physical and mental health care with donations that help us invest in the best programs, equipment, research and training that make the Stollery the most specialized children’s hospital in all of Western Canada.
Special events – 50%
Each year, our special events create the kinds of memorable opportunities that our donors deserve. By attending our events, donating auction items, purchasing lottery tickets, providing sponsorships and donating at our events, our supporters make it possible for us to give kids the best chance to live a long and healthy life. Also, community fundraisers organize more than 800 events each year to benefit the Stollery — an incredible testament to our community’s passion and support for the Stollery’s network of care.
Planned giving – 2%
A planned gift to our Foundation enables donors to make a long-term commitment to advancing specialized children’s physical and mental 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.
As of March 31, 2021, we are holding $38 million in funds for the Hospital that we have committed to four funding priorities: equipment and facilities, programs, training and research.