HHHSF celebrates $300,000 campaign at AGM 0
You don’t have to see it to believe it.
The Haliburton Highlands Health Services Foundation celebrated the culmination of their Seeing is Believing campaign at their annual general meeting on Sept. 10.
Raising funds for new X-ray machinery, the campaign brought in $300,000, a milestone that was celebrated by HHHSF executive director Dale Walker and the board of directors.
“This was a great campaign for the public to get on board with, they could really relate to it,” said Walker.
The most recent campaign began in June 2011, as funds were raised through various events and methods, such as the Rotary Golf Classic charity tournament, teddy bear sales and business donations. The donations resulted in a successful year for the organization, as revenues were up, reported John West, auditor for the HHHSF.
“We saw a big change in donations this year, “ said West. “Projects like the X-Ray campaign get a good response from the community.”
In 2012 donations from businesses, individuals and corporations accounted for $391,395, compared to $219,768 received last year.
A significant jump was also seen in memorials, as the HHHSF received $56,832 this past year over $25,299 in 2011. The total revenue for the past year was $582,181, which amounts to a $372,000 surplus after expenses are factored in. The auditors’ report was accepted and McColl Turner LLP was reappointed for the upcoming fiscal year. Interim HHHS chief executive officer Foster Loucks thanked the foundation for their hard work and said it was a privilege to be back within the organization.
“It is enormously pleasing to me to see this report and the job that has been done,” he said.
Chief financial officer Cathy Outram echoed Loucks’s sentiments.
“We wouldn’t be in the great shape that we are without the help of the foundation, for all that they contribute in equipment and support to us. That makes our job a lot easier,” she said.
The next major HHHSF campaign will be launched in spring of 2013, according to Walker.