As the new Chair of Headwaters Health Care Foundation, I wanted to thank the previous three Foundation Chairs, Joan Waechter, Chris Stewart and Kirk Brannon, for their mentorship and support.
My top priority in my first term as Chair of the Headwaters Foundation is to get to know the Headwaters community better. We have a large catchment, with an ever expanding population, and I will endeavour, through the Foundation, our practices and plans, to further engage not just our immediate catchment, but the communities of Melancthon, Mulmur, Mono, Erin, Caledon and Shelburne as well. We all require the resource of a well equipped and strongly supported Hospital, and we are all in this together.
Over the next few years there will be many key renovations and a new campus masterplan developed that will outline the facilities and program plans for Headwaters moving forward. The Foundation will be asked to help financially on a continual basis to enhance the quality of care and the infrastructure at Headwaters Healthcare Centre. A capital campaign is certainly in our future, as well as the development of a new Strategic Plan to guide us through the next 5-10 years. Of course, first we need to complete our current fundraising for our Main Entrance/Lobby and Emergency Department renovations – both large projects that require widespread community support. Additionally, the Hospital still requires a minimum of $2 Million a year to support new and replacement equipment across all departments.
I cannot reiterate enough the need for our entire community to open doors, build new relationships and make introductions for the Foundation to expand our network and outreach. We are always looking for new events, business contacts, donors and volunteers.
There are a multitude of ways to support this great community asset, including a philanthropic gift, a will bequest, hosting your own third party event or participating in one of our events – Gala, Golf, Tour de Headwaters or our Radioathon.
I look forward to serving the Foundation and our community for the next two years, and invite you to reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org