The 24th Annual Headwaters Health Care Foundation Gala raised $825,000 (NET) for Smart Headwaters!

September 21 2023
On Friday, September 8th, the 24th Annual Headwaters Foundation Gala was a resounding success, raising a historic $825,000 (NET) in one evening for Smart Headwaters, the campaign to bring MRI and more to our local hospital! To kick off the evening of fundraising George and Bonnie Ledson announced a $100,000 donation! This was an unexpected and exciting surprise to all those in attendance. The Ledsons have long been supporters of Headwaters Health Care Foundation. Their remarkable generosity created great momentum for donations to follow throughout the evening and inspired others to make significant contributions as well!

Speaking on behalf of the Gala Committee, Chair Jenn Conroy said, “This year’s event was the most successful Gala to date! We are so incredibly proud of our community and are already looking forward to next year.”
K.C. Carruthers, Headwaters Health Care Foundation CEO said, “What an unforgettable evening of fundraising for our hospital. I am absolutely thrilled to share that the Denim & Diamonds Gala was the Foundation’s most successful event of any kind! I want to sincerely thank all those involved including sponsors, volunteers, attendees, staff and most importantly the Gala Committee. Great appreciation goes out to the Gala Committee who work tirelessly to make this event so special year after year. It is truly transformational for health care in our community.”
Headwaters Health Care Foundation extends a heartfelt thank you to all the guests in attendance who delightfully embraced the ‘Denim & Diamonds’ theme, dazzling everyone with incredible outfits. We also want to acknowledge the invaluable support of the evening’s donors and sponsors, which included our Signature Sponsors: E. Hofmann Plastics, Taylor and The Waechter Family; Diamond Sponsors: Brannon Steel, James Dick Construction, and Northern Mat & Bridge; Gold Sponsors: Cavalier Transportation Services Inc., Grecia Mayers-Kendall, Jaguar Land Rover Brampton, Orangeville Honda, Orangeville Toyota, RBC/Roud Wealth Management, and Tire Discounter Group Inc.; and Silver Sponsors: AIRFx Heating & Air Conditioning, Champion Shavings Corporation, Ferguson Fine Homes, Green Monkey Creative, Hockley Valley Resort, and Wightman.
About Smart Headwaters
Smart Headwaters is a transformative $18 million fundraising campaign, aimed at acquiring a cutting-edge MRI machine and other vital medical technology to enhance diagnostic capabilities and elevate patient care within our community. This ambitious campaign represents a major milestone for the hospital and its commitment to providing exceptional health care services to the residents of Dufferin-Caledon.
About Headwaters Health Care Centre (HHCC)
HHCC, is an innovative, community centred medium-size hospital serving residents of the greater Dufferin-Caledon region.  Headwaters offers acute and complex continuing care with 24/7 Emergency Department coverage as well as extensive outpatient services in a newly built Ambulatory Care Centre and is accredited with Exemplary Standing by Accreditation Canada. Please visit for more information and a full list of services.
About Headwaters Health Care Foundation
Headwaters Health Care Foundation is the fundraising organization of Headwaters Health Care Centre. The Foundation raises funds for medical equipment, infrastructure and continuing education. For more information or to donate, visit
For media inquiries, please contact:
Shauna Santarossa
Officer, Communications & Donor Relations
Headwaters Health Care Foundation or 519.941.2702, ext. 2821