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A new monthly gift has twice the impact in 2023

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The Georgian Bay General Hospital (GBGH) Foundation is thrilled to announce an incredible match gift from donor & GBGH volunteer, James Layter.  From April 1, 2023 to March 31, 2024, Layter will match all new monthly donations to the GBGH Foundation, up to a total of $20,000. The Foundation’s Monthly Giving program provides a reliable source of funding for the Impact Fund, which helps GBGH to purchase essential equipment, enlarge our hospital’s footprint and update technology.

In 2023 and 2024, one of the Foundation’s key impact priorities will be raising more than $4-million to purchase and install an MRI machine. GBGH has recently received approval of operational funding for an MRI, which will improve access and reduce wait times for patients in North Simcoe, but the hospital must rely on the community to invest in the technology.

The Foundation has seen great response to match gifts for other fundraising initiatives, and their hope is that Layter’s match gift will rally the community to come together and invest in local health care. Layter has been inspired to support the Foundation by other match gifts for the past few years, and was eager to step up and offer a match gift of his own in 2023.

I personally love having my donations matched by another person,” shares Layter. “It makes it feel like we are working together to provide even more support to our hospital – and our hospital really needs it!  As a volunteer, I see how hard the staff and doctors work, and they need to keep up to date with technology to make their lives easier as they look after thousands of patients.”

In 2022 & 2023, the Foundation partnered with Bourgeois Auto Group to offer a Monthly Giving Match, which inspired 41 new donors to join the program – a 50% increase in participation from previous years. The Foundation hopes that this new match will continue the momentum.

“We are so grateful to Bourgeois Auto Group for their generous support to help build our Monthly Giving program over the past two years,” says Nicole Kraftscik, CEO, GBGH Foundation. “Our monthly donors are a special group of people who choose to make an affordable gift every month in order to provide critical funding for our hospital. We compare it to a Netflix or Spotify subscription, or your daily coffee or tea, but with incredible social benefit. Together, our Monthly Donors are able to purchase important equipment for GBGH, because pooling resources together is where the real magic happens.”

To learn more about the Foundation’s Monthly Giving program, and the opportunity to double your impact in 2023-2024, please click here: or call the GBGH Foundation office at 705-526-GIVE (4483).

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