St. Francis Valley Health Care Foundationhttps://www.sfvhfoundation.com/Thu, 08 Dec 2022 9:25:42 +0000en-us<![CDATA[Catch the Ace]]>https://www.sfvhfoundation.com/events/catch-the-ace/https://www.sfvhfoundation.com/events/catch-the-ace/Thu, 08 Dec 2022 9:25:42 +0000

Here’s how the lottery works

The lottery starts with 52 playing cards individually sealed in manila envelopes numbered 1 through 52 and secured in a display case. Nobody knows which envelope contains the Ace of Spades – until the lucky winner catches it!

When tickets are purchased, supporters will be asked to pre-select an envelope number on their ticket stub.  The lucky weekly winner takes home 20% of that week’s ticket revenues and the envelope number selected on the ticket will be opened to reveal a playing card. If the card is not the Ace of Spades, the card will be destroyed and the lottery continues for another week.  If the card is the Ace of Spades, the weekly winner also wins the progressive jackpot!  The progressive jackpot grows each week with 30% of weekly ticket sales revenue being added in.

For complete rules and regulations, click the link below.

   


REMAINING ENVELOPES FOR LOTTERY 6 (starts Oct. 6th 2022)

    

     


WEEKLY WINNERS FOR LOTTERY 6 (First draw held Oct. 13, 2022)
Click the image below to watch the corresponding draw.

               
 


Click here to read about our Lottery 5 winner! 


Ontario Problem Gambling Hotline

1-888-230-3505

Lottery License #: 1279928

                         

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<![CDATA[Home]]>https://www.sfvhfoundation.com/home/https://www.sfvhfoundation.com/home/Thu, 01 Dec 2022 2:58:22 +0000

Tree of Lights Campaign 2022

This Christmas, Give the Gift of Enhanced Images. Every Patient. Every Time! Proceeds from the 2022 Tree of Lights Campaign will help St. Francis Memorial Hospital purchase a new ultrasound machine for its diagnostic imaging department. Read all about the campaign by clicking here, and click the link below to make your gift. Remember, each and every gift of support is important and very much appreciated - no matter the size!


Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours! 

Please click the picture below to read our 2022 Thanksgiving email, giving thanks to our donors, volunteers and supporters! 


 In Memoriam and Planned Giving

Everyone wants to be remembered in some capacity after they pass. Did you know that you can create a lasting legacy for yourself or a loved one while ensuring the future of local healthcare? The St. Francis Valley Healthcare Foundation raises funds for three key healthcare partners, including the Valley Manor long term care home, St. Francis Memorial Hospital and Madawaska Valley Hospice.

While you can choose to donate to any one of our healthcare partners, you will make the greatest impact by directing funds generally to the St. Francis Valley Healthcare Foundation. This will give the Foundation the flexibility it needs to ensure funds are directed where they are needed, and when they are needed, the most.

By designating In Memoriam donations to the St. Francis Valley Healthcare Foundation, purchasing an element on the In Memory Mural, or assigning a gift to the Foundation in your will, you are providing future generations access to local healthcare. 

Click the photo below to read the 2022
In Memoriam and Planned Giving newsletter 

                               



                          

JOIN THE CLUB!

The St. Francis Valley Healthcare Foundation is currently running a membership drive for our St. Francis Circle Monthly Giving Club.  Consider joining the club at $15/month and help us purchase equipment for our hospital!  For more information about becoming a Club Member please contact us at: 613-756-3044 ext 217

Click here to become a member of the St Francis Circle Monthly Giving Club!

                                     


$1 Million Raised for Valley Manor Redevelopment Campaign!

Thanks to the generosity of our incredible donors, supporters and volunteers, we are thrilled to announce that together we have raised an amazing 1 MILLION DOLLARS which will help bring a new Valley Manor long-term care home to Barry’s Bay!!  Click on the image below to enlarge! 


FACES OF THE FRONTLINE

As Covid-19 continues to affect every aspect of our lives, we’d like to express our deepest gratitude to all who are keeping us safe.

Thank you to all of our local healthcare workers for your dedication during this difficult time.  We are so grateful to every one of the frontline staff at St Francis Memorial Hospital, Rainbow Valley Community Health Centre, Valley Manor and MV Hospice Palliative Care who continue to work selflessly during this stressful time.  It provides our community with so much comfort knowing that you are all there for us.

We recognize and appreciate you!

                                                    


If St. Francis Memorial Hospital, Valley Manor, or Madawaska Valley Hospice Palliative Care holds a special place in your heart because of a personal experience or that of a family member or friend, we would love to hear from you!

To share your story and experience, please contact us at:

St Francis Valley Healthcare Foundation

p: (613) 756-3044 ext 333
or email us at: office@sfvhfoundation.com


Find out more about becoming a member of our monthly giving club in our newsletter.

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<![CDATA[About Us]]>https://www.sfvhfoundation.com/about-us/https://www.sfvhfoundation.com/about-us/Thu, 01 Dec 2022 2:57:54 +0000St. Francis Valley Healthcare Foundation

PO Box 129
7 St. Francis Memorial Drive
Barry's Bay, ON
K0J 1B0

Phone: 613-756-3045 ext.217
Fax: 613-756-0127
Email: office@sfvhfoundation.com

Contacts: 

Erin Gienow | Executive Director
613-756-3045 ext.333
erin@sfvhfoundation.com

Administration/ Receipting/General Enquiries
613-756-3045 ext.217
office@sfvhfoundation.com

Office is open Monday-Friday from 8-4. Drop by any time!

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<![CDATA[Get Involved]]>https://www.sfvhfoundation.com/get-involved/https://www.sfvhfoundation.com/get-involved/Thu, 01 Dec 2022 2:57:41 +0000<![CDATA[Why Give]]>https://www.sfvhfoundation.com/why-give/https://www.sfvhfoundation.com/why-give/Thu, 01 Dec 2022 2:57:24 +0000Our Vision

Sustainable giving for exceptional community healthcare

Our Mission

We inspire people to invest in the future of our local healthcare organizations 

Our Values

  • Integrity
  • Trust
  • Accountability
  • Donor First
  • Respectful Partnerships
  • Transparency 

Formerly the St. Francis Memorial Hospital Foundation,  our mission is to advance health care for patients and families in the Madawaska Valley by raising funds to support the facility and capital equipment needs of our non profit healthcare organizations, namely the St. Francis Memorial Hospital, Madawaska Valley Hospice Palliative Care, and Valley Manor Nursing Home.

Although the province funding structure provides for the day to day operation of our health care organizations, capital and building needs are not included in the funding structure . These organizations rely on the Foundation to raise the funds necessary for their needs in order to continue to provide our patients and their families with the best possible care, close to home.

The SFVH Foundation is located at the front entrance of the St. Francis Memorial Hospital. Drop in visits are encouraged and welcomed!!

Our office is open Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Donations can be left at the front desk or our drop box  or by donating securely  on line through this website. Alternatively you can give us a call and we will be pleased to assist you!

St. Francis Valley Healthcare Foundation
Toni Lavigne-Conway | Executive Director
Box 129, 7 St Francis Memorial Dr
Barry's Bay, ON KOJ 1B0

Phone: (613) 756-3044, Ext. 333
email: office@sfvhfoundation.com

Registered Charity # 89453 4817 RR0001

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<![CDATA[Events]]>https://www.sfvhfoundation.com/events/https://www.sfvhfoundation.com/events/Thu, 01 Dec 2022 2:57:11 +0000There is always something happening in the community to help support our Hospital, Hospice and Valley Manor.

Whether it's a concert, raffle, ticket draw or a special fundraising event hosted by the Foundation, there are many opportunities for someone to get involved in helping community healthcare.

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<![CDATA[Donate]]>https://www.sfvhfoundation.com/donate/https://www.sfvhfoundation.com/donate/Thu, 01 Dec 2022 2:56:56 +0000Thank you for considering a gift to the St. Francis Valley Healthcare Foundation to support the delivery of high quality healthcare in our community.

With the support of individuals and organizations throughout our large catchment area, we have developed a variety of ways you can give including: (see below)

‚ÄčFor further information about any of our programs, please contact SFVH Foundation at 613-756-3045 ex 333.

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<![CDATA[Tree of Lights Celebrations]]>https://www.sfvhfoundation.com/events/tree-of-lights-celebrations/https://www.sfvhfoundation.com/events/tree-of-lights-celebrations/Tue, 15 Nov 2022 8:14:45 +0000Tree Lighting Ceremony 2022
It's back! Our tree lighting ceremony will take place on Friday, December 2, 2022 at 6:30 p.m. at the Barry's Bay Railway Station. There is something for everyone! From horse-drawn wagon rides, to refreshments and even a visit from Santa - please come out and enjoy this free community event. Remember, the Tree of Lights Campaign runs until the end of December 2022!
 

 


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<![CDATA[Tree of Lights Campaign 2022]]>https://www.sfvhfoundation.com/donate/tree-of-lights-2022/https://www.sfvhfoundation.com/donate/tree-of-lights-2022/Mon, 14 Nov 2022 2:04:33 +0000

Tree of Lights Campaign 2022

 This Christmas, Give the Gift of Enhanced Images. Every Patient. Every Time! Proceeds from the 2022 Tree of Lights Campaign will help St. Francis Memorial Hospital purchase a new ultrasound machine for its diagnostic imaging department. Click the link below to make your gift. Remember, each and every gift of support is important and very much appreciated
no matter the size!

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<![CDATA[Valley Manor Building Fund]]>https://www.sfvhfoundation.com/donate/valley-manor-building-fund/https://www.sfvhfoundation.com/donate/valley-manor-building-fund/Mon, 14 Nov 2022 1:45:48 +0000$1 Million Raised for Valley Manor Redevelopment Campaign!

Thanks to the generosity of our incredible donors, supporters and volunteers, we are thrilled to announce that together we have raised an amazing 1 MILLION DOLLARS which will help bring a new Valley Manor long-term care home to Barry’s Bay!!  Click on the image below to enlarge! 


Singing for Valley Manor

Have you got your copy yet?  This amazing CD featuring Sister Rosenda and the Kelly family is a wonderful collection of music and special tribute to Sister Rosenda.

On sale now for $20 each.  Pick up your copy today at the Valley Manor, Pharmasave or Hospital Gift Shop.

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<![CDATA[Wish Lists]]>https://www.sfvhfoundation.com/donate/wish-lists/https://www.sfvhfoundation.com/donate/wish-lists/Thu, 03 Nov 2022 4:58:50 +0000Do you want to make an impact on our local healthcare partners like the Valley Manor long-term care home, St. Francis Memorial Hospice and Madawaska Valley Hospice Palliative Care? Our wish lists provide a unique way to support these critical facilities in our community. 

While you can choose to donate to any one of our healthcare partners, you will make the greatest impact by directing funds generally to the St. Francis Valley Healthcare Foundation. This will give the Foundation the flexibility it needs to ensure funds are directed to where they are needed, and when they are needed, the most.


St. Francis Memorial Hospital


Madawaska Valley Hospice Palliative Care


Valley Manor Long Term Care

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<![CDATA[Join the Foundation Board]]>https://www.sfvhfoundation.com/get-involved/join-the-foundation-board/https://www.sfvhfoundation.com/get-involved/join-the-foundation-board/Fri, 14 Oct 2022 6:59:13 +0000

We are so fortunate at the Foundation to be supported by a hardworking volunteer Board of Directors. Day after day, our Board volunteers bring their passion, insight, experience and resources to the team to help us with our fundraising efforts to ensure that our healthcare organizations have the equipment they need to provide excellent care close to home!

We are proud to welcome five new directors to our board for 2022-2023. The St. Francis Valley Healthcare Foundation Board of Directors are pictured below, left to right, back row: SFVHF Executive Director Erin Gienow, Directors Bruce Willmer, Heather Poliquin, Lorraine Finn, Treasurer Christine Hudder, Colleen Buch, Sheilagh Dunn, Lynn Beauchamp, and Board Chair Karen Tierney (holding photo of Vice Chair Mary Conway). Pictured, sitting, left to right: Marie Finnerty, Cheryl Reid, Sean O`Dwyer, Pat Pilgrim and Jill Vermaire. 

If you are interested in making a difference for local healthcare in your community, please contact Karen Tierney at 613-756-3044 ext. 217. 

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<![CDATA[Friends of St. Francis Annual Charity Golf Tournament and Online Auction]]>https://www.sfvhfoundation.com/events/friends-of-st-francis-annual-charity-golf-tournament/https://www.sfvhfoundation.com/events/friends-of-st-francis-annual-charity-golf-tournament/Wed, 28 Sep 2022 4:58:15 +0000

Sun shines on 2022 “Friends of St Francis”
golf tournament & online auction

On Friday, Sept. 2, 36 teams teed it up in the annual Friends of St Francis Charity Golf Tournament and Online Auction held at the Homestead at Wolf Ridge Golf course. 

Running in conjunction with the tournament was the popular online auction that wrapped up on Friday as well.  Volunteers and staff of the St Francis Valley Healthcare Foundation organized both events and were thrilled with the results.

Erin Gienow, Executive Director of the SFVHF, said proceeds from the tournament and auction will go towards the purchase of a defibrillator unit at St Francis.  This device is a visualization system used for intubation and other critical airway procedures. These are lifesaving devices that are used in emergency situations to correct an uneven heartbeat in a patient.  She said although exact figures would not be known until later this week, this year’s events were “very successful”.

The winning foursome in the tournament was Thomas Yandernoll’s team with a score of minus 15.  Other members were Stephanie Johnson, Courtney Pilgrim and Cutler Lacombe.

The putting contest was won by Eugene Bloskie with 75 points, who received a gift certificate from the Ash Grove Inn for a night’s stay, dinner and breakfast. 

Gienow said the tournament and online auction would not be possible without the generous support of over 125 sponsors, bidders, golfers, volunteers and staff at the Foundation. 

“This year, we returned to the shot-gun start,” Gienow said. “The weather was beautiful and it was great to see so many returning teams and we also had the opportunity to meet a few new teams as well.” 

Those present, were also entertained in the afternoon by musical guests, Dr Jason Malinowski, Amy Easton and Kirk Harber who are members of the Odd Men Out band. 

While fun was had by all, Gienow added, “we hope that everyone that contributed to the tournament and online auction know that they are making a tremendous impact on local healthcare by ensuring that our wonderful care staff have the tools they need to care for us all!” 

Stay tuned for the 2023 Friends of St. Francis Charity Golf Tournament and Online Auction! 

Thank you to our many sponsors who supported the 2022 Friends of St. Francis Charity Golf Tournament and Online Auction!


2021 Friends of St. Francis Charity Golf Tournament!

View the welcome video on YouTube by Clicking Here.


2020 Friends of St. Francis Virtual Charity Event!

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<![CDATA[Guardian Angels ]]>https://www.sfvhfoundation.com/donate/guardian-angels/https://www.sfvhfoundation.com/donate/guardian-angels/Fri, 09 Sep 2022 2:07:55 +0000

More often than not, you have experienced one of our volunteers, caregivers, or staff go the extra mile to ensure either you or a loved one has just what you need.

Perhaps the receptionist has gone out of their way to help you with a phone call, the administration office assisted you to get the information you need quickly, a volunteer helped you at the door and gave you that smile you needed, or the great care staff at our healthcare organizations provided you or a family member with extra special care when you needed it most. 

We are so very proud of everyone who makes up our community's wonderful healthcare team! 

The Guardian Angel program allows you the opportunity to show your appreciation for exceptional and compassionate care in a meaningful way that helps us change and save lives by ensuring our caregivers have the equipment and facilities they need to provide you with the best possible care. 

And... Your Guardian Angel will be presented with our unique Angel pin to wear with pride. 

Your kind gift, of any size, will be used for the most urgent community needs at our healthcare sites (St. Francis Memorial Hospital, Valley Manor and MV Hospice Palliative Care. 

Nominate your Guardian Angel today by contacting the St. Francis Valley Healthcare Foundation. 

We'll ensure they know just how much they are noticed and appreciated! 

"I am honoured to have been nominated as a Guardian Angel for the work I do at St. Francis Memorial Hospital as part of the care team. How gratifying to know that the work we put forth to ensure the best for our patients is appreciated. Thank you for this recognition!" - Anita Phanenhour, Digital Imaging 

Thank you for helping keep local health care strong in our community by honouring your Guardian Angel!

 Donate Now

Meet Some of Our Guardian Angels!

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<![CDATA[Area of Greatest Need ]]>https://www.sfvhfoundation.com/donate/priority-needs/https://www.sfvhfoundation.com/donate/priority-needs/Fri, 09 Sep 2022 1:38:51 +0000

When you give a donation to the St Francis Valley Healthcare Foundation you are making an impact on local healthcare in our community, helping provide care givers from the St Francis Memorial Hospital, the Valley Manor and Madawaska Valley Hospital Palliative Care with the tools they need to look after precious patients and their families.

Over the next few years, critical priorities will include the redevelopment of Valley Manor for 90 long term care residents as well as the enhancement of the Hospital’s Emergency Department

Thank you for choosing us as a charity worthy of your support! We could not hope to do the work we do without you as our partner.

Every kind gift, no matter the size, is important to us and makes an impact on continuing to have local healthcare in our community, close to home, where we need it most.

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<![CDATA[Annual KAPOA Poker Run]]>https://www.sfvhfoundation.com/events/annual-kapoa-poker-run/https://www.sfvhfoundation.com/events/annual-kapoa-poker-run/Fri, 09 Sep 2022 1:23:42 +0000
Thank you KAPOA!
The Kamaniskeg and Area Property Owners Association (KAPOA) hosted its 10th annual Poker Run on July 23 and recently visited with the St. Francis Valley Healthcare Foundation to drop off the proceeds from the event. An incredible $31,723.00 was raised, with proceeds going to local healthcare including the purchase of a ventilator for St. Francis Memorial Hospital. Pictured, left to right: Director of Patient Care Services Mary-Ellen Harris, Dr. Jason Malinowski, SFVH Foundation Executive Director Erin Gienow, event sponsor Michel Lavigne from the Valley Gazette, poker run organizer Bruce Willmer, KAPOA President Kerra Wylie and past poker run organizer Lynn MacLean. 
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<![CDATA[Memorial Butterfly Release]]>https://www.sfvhfoundation.com/events/memorial-butterfly-release/https://www.sfvhfoundation.com/events/memorial-butterfly-release/Tue, 26 Jul 2022 3:23:30 +0000

2022 Memorial Butterfly Release

Despite the rainy day, the 2022 Memorial Butterfly Release was a huge success thanks to the flexibility of our amazing supporters.
While many chose to pick up their butterflies and release at home, others stayed for the indoor ceremony. Just as the ceremony ended, the skies cleared and participants were able to release their butterflies outdoors.
Organized by Madawaska Valley Hospice Palliative Care and St. Francis Valley Healthcare Foundation, the Memorial Butterfly Release provides a safe place for people to come together and honour and remember loved ones in a meaningful way.
“The butterfly release is an important event for our community as it allows families to recognize their lost loved ones in a meaningful, yet simple way," MVHPC Executive Director Lisa Hubers said. "The proceeds of this event fund our grief and bereavement program which includes, one to one support for individuals for a year following a death, facilitated grief groups two times per year, specialized grief events, and grief education.”
Thank you to everyone who made this day possible, including those who reserved butterflies and donated to the cause, as well as our incredible sponsors including our event sponsor, Zohr Family Funeral Home, our Chrysalis sponsors Church Street Flowers and Greg Kelly Insurance, and our Caterpillar level sponsors including Madawaska Valley Lions Club, Heubner Funeral Home, Campbell Monuments and Royal Canadian Legion Branch 406.
Thank you also goes out to the Opeongo Seniors Centre and volunteers who opened their doors to us so that we could host our indoor ceremony.
Watch the video below for highlights from the Memorial Butterfly Release.

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<![CDATA[Rockathon]]>https://www.sfvhfoundation.com/events/rockathon/https://www.sfvhfoundation.com/events/rockathon/Mon, 04 Jul 2022 2:13:50 +0000ROCKATHON 2022

The numbers are tallied and we are THRILLED to announce that our Rockathon held Friday, June 17th, 2022 raised an astounding $26,600.00!!!!! Incredible!

The St. Francis Valley Healthcare Foundation would like to thank our amazing sponsors for supporting this event. This includes St. Francis Herb Farm, Royal LePage, MediSystem, Medline, Northern Credit Union, Algonquin East Animal Clinic, Madawaska Coffee Co., Yuills Valu Mart, Fendock and V&S Stedmans!

Thank you to our awesome teams for their time spent collecting pledges and rocking throughout the day. Our teams include: Hospice Rocks, Sacred Heart League, Bay City Rockers, CWL, Heart Hustlers, Rockerfellers, RockNStrollers, Rock Stars, The Lakers, Foundation and Northern Credit Union.

Thank you to our wonderful Rockathon committee for spearheading this initiative, including Julie Callon, Jill Vermaire, Carol Chippior, Darlene Bresnahan, Lisa Yantha and Marilyn Glofcheskie!

Thank you to the children who visited and those from Sherwood who made beautiful signs for our Rockathon. A special thanks goes out to our entertainers throughout the day, including Country Mile band, Jack Conners, Percy Bresnahan and our awesome Zumba teacher, Kim Shalla!

Thank you to the Barry's Bay Legion for letting us relocate inside at the last minute due to threatening weather conditions.

But most of all, thank you to everyone who supported this Rockathon. We truly could not have done this without you! Money raised will help update the resident lifts at the Valley Manor.


ROCKATHON 2022 LAUNCH

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<![CDATA[Monthly Giving Club]]>https://www.sfvhfoundation.com/donate/monthly-giving-club/https://www.sfvhfoundation.com/donate/monthly-giving-club/Thu, 26 May 2022 6:11:29 +0000

We Need Your Help! 

Would you spend $10 a month to ensure that the hardworking staff at St. Francis Memorial Hospital have the equipment they need to care for us all when it is needed most? 

The St. Francis Valley Healthcare Foundation is always looking for new members to join the St. Francis Circle Monthly Giving Club. This club is a special group of people who commit to making a gift each month to help the needs of our hospital. Your monthly membership means so much to us and the patients we support. 

Monthly gifts can be automatically donated from your credit card or through your bank account by sending us a void cheque. For more information about becoming a Club Member, please contact us at 613-756-3044 extension 217 or click on the button below to sign up! 

Click on the newsletter image below to read about our Monthly Giving Club

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<![CDATA[In Memory Mural]]>https://www.sfvhfoundation.com/donate/landscape-of-life/https://www.sfvhfoundation.com/donate/landscape-of-life/Wed, 30 Mar 2022 5:08:49 +0000

This beautiful mural is a depiction of the view of a landscape typical of what you might see in our local area from the eye of the artist, Donnie Burchat of Wilno. The elements on the mural are made from the many different types of wood native to this area.

Elements like leaves, ducks, stones etc. are engraved as a way of honouring or remembering someone special.   The Foundation allows for In Memoriam donations to be used by family members towards the purchase of an element in appreciation for their support of the Hospital by directing In Memoriam gifts to the hospital.

For more information and pricing, please click here to view our In Memory Mural brochure, call us at 613-756-3045 ext. 217 or drop by the Foundation office and pick up a brochure.


 

Meet some of our In Memory Mural families: 

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<![CDATA[In Memoriam Gifts]]>https://www.sfvhfoundation.com/donate/memorial-giving/https://www.sfvhfoundation.com/donate/memorial-giving/Tue, 29 Mar 2022 4:01:49 +0000

To read more about In Memoriam and Planned Giving, Click Here.

Donate Now

Making an In Memoriam or Tribute donation to the St. Francis Valley Healthcare Foundation is a meaningful way to pay tribute to a loved one, friend or neighbour while giving the gift of health.

Acknowledgement of your gift is sent to the family by way of a memorial card.

You may also want to support this program by letting the funeral home know that you would wish to direct all memoriam donations to the St. Francis Valley Healthcare Foundation.

This helps your friends and family know of your wish to support the needs of St. Francis Memorial Hospital, Madawaska Valley Hospice, & Valley Manor.

Gifts can be made at the funeral home or directly through the Foundation office as well as online. Please call the Foundation office for more information (613-756-3044 ext. 217). 

 

If you are organizing your loved one’s obituary and would like some sample wording to help direct donations to the St. Francis Valley Healthcare Foundation, feel free to use any of the phrases below:

  • In Memory of (loved one’s name) the family respectfully requests donations to the St. Francis Valley Healthcare Foundation.
  • In lieu of flowers, donations to the St. Francis Valley Healthcare Foundation (St. Francis Memorial Hospital OR Valley Manor OR MV Hospice Palliative Care) would be appreciated

 


 

Meet some of our In Memoriam families:

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<![CDATA[Our Team]]>https://www.sfvhfoundation.com/about-us/our-team/https://www.sfvhfoundation.com/about-us/our-team/Thu, 24 Mar 2022 6:38:12 +0000Please feel free to contact a member of our Team for assistance. We’d love to hear from you!

Erin Gienow; Executive Director

613-756-3044 ex 333

erin@sfvhfoundation.com


Christine Hudder; Donor Relations and Events Coordinator

613-756-3044 ex 217

office@sfvhfoundation.com


MADAWASKA VALLEY – The St. Francis Valley Healthcare Foundation (SFVHF) Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Erin Gienow to the position of Executive Director effective January 6th, 2020.

Erin has worked with the Foundation for the past eight years, most recently in the role of Donor Relations Coordinator.  Additionally, Erin played a key role on the Barry’s Bay and Area Physician Recruitment Committee.  Prior to working with the Foundation, Erin worked in the pharmaceutical sector.  She is a graduate of Algonquin College in Ottawa and Laurentian University in Sudbury.  Erin is local to the area, born and raised in Round Lake.

“Our Board is delighted to welcome Erin in her new role as our Executive Director” said SFVHF Board Chair Karen Tierney.  “We are confident that with the knowledge and expertise she has developed over the past eight years at the Foundation, and her commitment and understanding of local healthcare and our donors, she will provide great leadership for us into the future”.

“I am honoured to continue my service at the Foundation in the capacity of Executive Director.  The Foundation is in a great position to build upon the tremendous momentum of the past eighteen years.  Our programs and events are very well developed and I look forward to further enhancing and continuing to make a positive difference in our community.  We are so very fortunate to have a great Foundation team and exceptional Healthcare partners, that are supported by a dedicated group of volunteers.  The generosity and kindness of our community never ceases to amaze me.  I look forward to building upon existing relationships and fostering new ones with our amazing donors and partners who truly recognize the importance of local healthcare”, Ms. Gienow said. 

Erin is taking over the ED responsibilities from Toni Lavigne-Conway who retired from the position at the end of 2019 after 16 years of dedicated and transformative service to the Foundation. 

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<![CDATA[Leaving a Gift in Your Will - Planned Giving]]>https://www.sfvhfoundation.com/donate/planned-giving/https://www.sfvhfoundation.com/donate/planned-giving/Thu, 24 Mar 2022 6:32:59 +0000

 

How can an ordinary person be part of ensuring an extraordinary gift by making a donation in their will?  It's simple! Creating a gift in your Will for local healthcare is the simplest way to create a legacy of everlasting care. Legacy gifts provide vital, stable support for the work of our healthcare teams and whether your estate is large or small, you can make a difference for so many patients and families in our communities, and provide quality care for years to come.  

 

Ways to leave a lasting legacy
There are many different ways to make a planned gift in your will to the St. Francis Valley Healthcare Foundation.
Charitable Will Bequests: allows you to make a major charitable contribution which may not be possible to make during your lifetime.This can be a designated amount of money, personal asset, a percentage or portion of your estate, or the money that remains after all your wishes have been carried out to care for your family. 
Stocks and shares: Leave a lasting legacy in your will by leaving shares, stocks or securities to the Foundation.
Retirement funds: When you include St. Francis Valley Healthcare Foundation as a beneficiary of your RRSP or RRIF, you can ensure your loved ones are still cared for while providing a donation to the Foundation.
Life Insurance: Did you know you could name St. Francis Valley Healthcare Foundation as a beneficiary of your life insurance policy? Your estate will also receive a charitable tax receipt

 

Leaving a gift in your will is easy
All it takes is a simple sentence or two in your will. 
Simply:
1)      Tell your lawyer or the person looking after your will that you would like to make a gift to the St. Francis Valley Healthcare Foundation in support of local healthcare.
2)      Instruct them to help you revise your Will to include a written statement like the one below.
Sample statement to add to your Will:
“I direct my trustee(s) to pay the St. Francis Valley Healthcare Foundation, Barry’s Bay, Ont., the sum of $_____ (or ___% of my estate, or the gift of _______) to be applied as determined by the St. Francis Valley Healthcare Foundation

 

Legal Name: St. Francis Valley Healthcare Foundation 
Charitable Number: 89453 4817 RR0001
Address: 7 St. Francis Memorial Dr., PO Box 129 Barry's Bay, ON K0J 1B0
Contact Us: Erin Gienow; Executive Director - erin@sfvhfoundation.com - 613-756-3044 ext. 333

 

Even a gift in your Will of 1% of your estate can make a difference.
In some ways, leaving a gift in your Will might also allow you to leave a larger gift than might have been possible during your lifetime.

Our community healthcare legacy has been built with the help of gifts made years ago by forward thinking individuals who included SFVH in their estate plans.  You can part of this legacy team by considering making a gift in your Will for the future.

We would be very pleased to know if you have named the SFVH Foundation in your estate plans so that we can express our personal gratitude and ensure you receive the recognition you deserve.  We will hold the information in confidence should you wish to keep the gift confidential.

 


 

Meet some of our Planned Giving families:

 

       

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<![CDATA[Foundation Volunteers]]>https://www.sfvhfoundation.com/get-involved/foundation-volunteers/https://www.sfvhfoundation.com/get-involved/foundation-volunteers/Wed, 29 Sep 2021 7:19:20 +0000The St. Francis Valley Healthcare Foundation is always looking for volunteers. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer please contact the Foundation office at: 

Phone: 613-756-3045 ext 217 or Email: office@sfvhfoundation.com 

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<![CDATA[Donor Recognition]]>https://www.sfvhfoundation.com/why-give/donor-recognition/https://www.sfvhfoundation.com/why-give/donor-recognition/Wed, 29 Sep 2021 2:06:25 +0000

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<![CDATA[Foundation Priorities]]>https://www.sfvhfoundation.com/why-give/foundation-priorities/https://www.sfvhfoundation.com/why-give/foundation-priorities/Tue, 29 Jun 2021 1:29:55 +00002020-2021 ANNUAL REPORT

“With Covid 19, this coming year will be the “year of unknowns”.  Staff and their teams are looking at new, innovative approaches to ensuring the safety of participants and staff for all events.   We will continue to stay connected with our donors.  We are determined to keep our commitments to our healthcare partners." (Excerpt from our 2019-2020 Annual Report)

Yes, this past year was definitely the year of uncertainty, requiring flexibility, creativity and a whole lot of perseverance.  Covid 19 challenged everyone.  The need for dollars to support our healthcare partners did not diminish, and Foundation staff, partners and volunteers stepped up and accepted the challenge.  In the end, we did deliver on our promise. We stayed connected with our donors and exceeded our revenue target raising over $1.2 million dollars – our highest amount ever!  

The Foundation’s vision is to inspire people to invest in the future of our local healthcare organizations.  We are inspired every day by the generosity and passion of our healthcare community and grateful for their ongoing support. 

Our work is focussed around three strategies designed to move us towards achieving the Foundation’s vision.  In the area of Growing Donor Support:

Our revenue target for 2020-21 was $603K.  We raised over $1.2 Million!   Programs and events were re-vamped to comply with Covid safety requirements. 

  • We replaced the lost revenue from cancelling the Butterfly Release with a Direct Mail piece raising over $7,000. Overall $48,000 was raised for the Hospice/Palliative Care Program.
  • The Friends of St Francis Golf Tournament was replaced with a Virtual Charity Event and on-line auction. The event raised $34,164 in support of local healthcare including the purchase of evacusleds for the Hospital. 
  • Our Virtual Tree of Lights event raised $96,000 – the highest amount ever!  The pre-recorded video program involving Foundation and hospital staff, and community members had over 4000 views on our Facebook page.  Hospital equipment purchased included a VAC Therapy System, an upgrade to the medication dispensing unit, over-bed tables and visitor chairs.
  • Our Giving Tuesday match-it program resulted in tripling the amount raised in the one day social media campaign over last year and added new donors to our base.
  • Thanks to our vendors, our volunteers and staff, over $392.0K was raised through the Catch the Ace Lottery for the Valley Manor Redevelopment Campaign.  
  • We wrapped up a very successful fundraising Campaign for Manor Redevelopment with over $1 Million total raised over the past few years.  And work is now underway for the ER Redevelopment Fundraising Campaign.

The dollars raised by the Foundation were exceptional this past year, yet we have work to do.  Our number of active donors is down by 17%.  While we remain above the national donor retention average, we have dropped from 60% last year to 52% this year.  The reason in part is directly related to Covid 19.  This is concerning and we will be focusing efforts to stabilize and re-build our donor base.

Under Strategic Direction, Build & Develop a High Performing Team, the safety of staff, volunteers and community was a top priority which certainly added additional challenges.

It is amazing that we were able to achieve the above revenue results given that less than three months into her new position, our Executive Director, Erin Gienow and her team were faced with the challenge of packing the office and setting up their home based offices.  Our newly hired Donor Relations Coordinator was only in her job for three weeks.  Yet business continued.  Board Meetings were held on time, appeals to the community for Covid  support were crafted with sensitivity, virtual communication platforms were adopted, staff training continued, annual plans and budgets were modified, the financial audit & AGM deadlines were met all while adapting to working in an entirely different way. 

Although The Bean did not re-open, we have maintained engaged volunteer teams for Catch the Ace, our Virtual Charity Event, Smile Cookie Week and Tree of Lights mail out.  We look forward to reconnecting with all our volunteers in person in the near future.

Our Board is very engaged and as a result, a significant amount of work has been accomplished. By-laws are being reviewed and revised where required, needed policies have been created and others updated.  This work will continue over the coming year.

Strategic Direction #3, Maintaining a Positive Reputation and Continue to Raise the Profile of the Organization was another area where we excelled.

  • All events were successful thanks to the strong relationships with our healthcare partners and our volunteer and community support
  • The Memorandum of Understandings between the healthcare partners and Foundation were renewed for another five years.
  • The needs of our partners during this year of Covid were supported through PPE Appeals, staff appreciation initiatives, thank you videos and more.
  • Third Party Events including the KAPOA Virtual Poker Run, Smile Cookie Week, and other fundraising activities exceeded their goals and we were happy to be part of their initiatives.
  • The Foundation is an active member of the Madawaska Valley Circle of Health
  • In person and virtual attendance at Foundation/third party events/cheque presentations, ongoing donor check-in and appreciation calls and enhanced social media presence

This coming year will continue to pose challenges for our Foundation, yet we are inspired every day by the generosity and passion of our collective healthcare community and grateful for their ongoing support.  Together we are making a difference.

Thank you!

Karen Tierney, Board Chair                                            Erin Gienow, Executive Director

                                                                

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<![CDATA[Foundation]]>https://www.sfvhfoundation.com/about-us/foundation/https://www.sfvhfoundation.com/about-us/foundation/Mon, 28 Jun 2021 5:48:47 +0000What is the St. Francis Valley Healthcare Foundation?

Incorporated in 2001, our very active registered charity works in partnership with three local healthcare organizations in the Madawaska Valley to fundraise for medical equipment & services based on the long-term plans for the healthcare needs of the community.

What organizations does it serve?

The Foundation raises funds to ensure support for equipment purchases and services at:

  • St. Francis Memorial Hospital (including Rainbow Valley Community Health Centre)
  • Madawaska Valley Hospice Palliative Care program
  • Valley Manor Nursing Home

Many people are unaware that the government simply does not provide funding for healthcare equipment. Our local healthcare organizations rely on the generosity of the community to ensure that they have the specialized equipment and support they need to provide exceptional care.

How can I help?

There are many ways you can support the St. Francis Valley Healthcare Foundation.

  • You can hold a virtual fundraising trivia night online and donate proceeds to the Foundation or even host a fundraising dinner party online!  There are so many other ideas to consider when planning your own event.  Be creative and have fun!
  • If a local healthcare provider made a positive impact on your visit, recognize them with a Guardian Angel nomination!
  • We are always accepting In Memoriam Donations, which is a unique & special way to honour your loved one or ask your lawyer about leaving a Gift in Your Will.  
  • Consider joining our Monthly Giving Club, and spread your gift overtime throughout the year.
  • One-time donations of any amount that benefit local healthcare are always appreciated!

How can I give to the St. Francis Valley Healthcare Foundation?

There are a number of ways to help:

  • For more information, or if you’d like to simply make an online donation, click here. 
  • We can also be reached on the phone by calling  613-756-3045 Ext. 217 
  • Gifts can also be mailed to SFVH Foundation, P.O. Box 129, 7 St. Francis Memorial Dr., Barry’s Bay, Ont., K0J 1B0.

For more information, please contact us:

St. Francis Valley Healthcare Foundation
Erin Gienow, Executive Director
Box 129, 7 St Francis Memorial Dr
Barry's Bay, ON KOJ 1B0

phone: (613) 756-3044, Ext. 333
email: erin@sfvhfoundation.com

Registered Charity # 89453 4817 RR0001

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<![CDATA[Host Your Own Fundraising Event]]>https://www.sfvhfoundation.com/events/plan-a-fundraiser/https://www.sfvhfoundation.com/events/plan-a-fundraiser/Fri, 07 May 2021 5:10:38 +0000Plan your own event or make us your charitable partner for an existing event! You can help us raise money that will assist the St. Francis Valley Healthcare Foundation to continue its efforts to provide equipment and outstanding local healthcare services at the St. Francis Memorial Hospital, Madawaska Valley Hospice, and Valley Manor. Every little bit helps and we appreciate your efforts. Thank you!

Event Ideas

When it comes to event ideas, the opportunities are endless. We’ve started this list to get your creative juices flowing. Feel free to use some of these ideas or make your event entirely your own!

  • Garage Sale
  • BBQ
  • Dinner Party
  • Run/Walk
  • Sporting Event
  • Party/Function
  • Raffle
  • Bake Sale
  • Trivia Night
  • Church Function
  • Arts and Crafts Sale/Show

Tips for Event Success

  1. Choose an event
  2. Pick a date and time for your event
  3. Get to know the St. Francis Valley Healthcare Foundation. People are more likely to donate when you can clearly articulate why a cause is important and why you need their support. Visit our website to learn more about us.
  4. Form a volunteer event planning committee. If your planning committee has enough members to share tasks and a variety of skills & experience, you will have the right formula for a winning event.
  5. Create a work plan (and budget if necessary – an organized event is a successful event). Be sure to research whether your event will require any special permit, licenses, and/or insurance.
  6. Promote your event
  7. Have a back-up plan. Make sure you have a ‘plan B’, especially if your event is dependent on factors like the weather.

Support from the St. Francis Valley Healthcare Foundation

  • Publicity and promotion via St. Francis Valley Healthcare Foundation’s social media pages including Facebook, our website, & display monitor (see below for more details)
  • Recognition- We are pleased to make arrangements with local newspapers to cover the event and/or if possible be present for cheque presentations.

Donations/Tax Receipt Guidelines

  • Please contact the Foundation if you have any questions regarding tax receipts. 

Publicity and Promotion

  • Eye-catching flyers, tickets, & other promotional materials will help make your event a success. The correct usage of the St. Francis Valley Healthcare Foundation’s name or logo is very important to us. Foundation staff will be available to work with you to approve the use of the name and logo prior to the event or distribution of materials. All promotional materials should make clear, where applicable, that the funds are being raised in support of the St. Francis Valley Healthcare Foundation rather than by the St. Francis Valley Healthcare Foundation.

Thank you for your interest in hosting your own fundraising event on behalf of the St. Francis Valley Healthcare Foundation. Every little bit counts and we appreciate your efforts to help us raise money to support local healthcare in your community.

Once you have an idea for the type of event you would like to host, please contact us at

613-756-3044 ext. 217 or office@sfvhfoundation.com.

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<![CDATA[Where Your Money Goes]]>https://www.sfvhfoundation.com/why-give/where-your-money-goes/https://www.sfvhfoundation.com/why-give/where-your-money-goes/Thu, 06 May 2021 2:28:43 +0000

Your Dollars At Work!

                                            

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<![CDATA[Patient Stories]]>https://www.sfvhfoundation.com/why-give/patient-stories/https://www.sfvhfoundation.com/why-give/patient-stories/Thu, 06 May 2021 2:25:32 +0000

Share Your Story….We’d love to hear from you!

If the St. Francis Memorial Hospital, Madawaska Valley Hospice or Valley Manor holds a special place in your heart because of a personal experience or that of a family member or friend, we would love to hear from you!

To share your story and experience, please contact us at:

St Francis Valley Healthcare  Foundation
p: 
(613) 756-3044 ext 333
or email us at: office@sfvhfoundation.com


Eleanor Adams

Eleanor Adams visited the St. Francis Valley Healthcare Foundation on July 15, 2020 to honour a very important milestone.

Just recently, she celebrated her five-year anniversary of being cancer free, which inspired her to give back to the hospital where her journey first started.

Eleanor and her husband moved to the Valley in 2013. Following a routine mammogram at St. Francis Memorial Hospital in 2015, she received the news that she had early stage breast cancer.

She underwent a mastectomy, followed by another shortly after. The procedures were a success and Eleanor was declared cancer free.

Eleanor prides her early detection at SFMH, along with the knowledgeable staff here at St. Francis, with her quick recovery. She recently made a donation to the Foundation, recognizing every year she has been cancer free.

“I am proud of our little hospital,” she said.

Eleanor’s generous gift will go towards local healthcare including the purchase of critical medical equipment for our hospital.

If you’d like to recognize a special milestone and help local healthcare, call 613-756-3045 ext. 217.


Jacqueline Goodheart: St. Francis Memorial Hospital


Jeanette Wright: Madawaska Valley Hospice Palliative Care


Glen Henneberry: Madawaska Valley Hospice Palliative Care


Margaret Haskin: St. Francis Memorial Hospital


Nelson Hartwick: Valley Manor


Carol Chippior: Valley Manor


Marjorie Mayhew: Valley Manor


Eleanor Stanutz: Valley Manor


Nelson & Joan Leeder

Regular donors since moving to the area many years ago, Nels and Joan Leeder made the decision to look at their investments as a way of future planning for additional support for the Hospital they both valued.

“Nels and I made conscious decision years ago to ensure that we did pre-planning of our assets.We sat down and asked ourselves….what charities are important for us to appreciate and who should benefit from our support?” Their wish to see St. Francis Memorial continue to be strong and sustainable made their decision to leave a gift of securities an easy one. “We recognized the future of this community having a Hospital, close to home. I know Nels would be pleased to know that the support we planned to leave is making a difference. For me, end of life grief was easier to bear knowing that because of our gift, life would be better for others.”


Star of Love

The following message was written by a patient of St. Francis Memorial Hospital. In honour of all who work, volunteer, visit, and have stayed as patients at SFMH, he has registered a star which he calls Star of Love. 

Name of Star: Star of Love

From The Star Registry to allat SFMH.

This star that was purchased, a star that can be seen in the night sky is for a very special Hospital. It is for all who work, visit, volunteer, or had a brief or long stay. It is also to the ones who were not so fortunate but will be remembered in the hearts and minds of those who were either family or friends.

This star is to all the staff that have made many peoples lives both better and their stay memorable and a happy one, including mine.

To the people at SFMH, may you always continue to shine bright for those in need and with just a friendly smile.

P.S. I hope you have a very bright star available so all can see it.


Mercedes the iPad Whiz

The St Francis Memorial Hospital is pleased to offer complimentary online/Wi-Fi access for patients and their families, helping them keep connected to friends, family and community news. Check out patient Mercedes Conway, who is 96 years young and a whiz with her iPad! Way to go Mercedes!!


Emergency Department: St. Francis Memorial Hospital 


Medical Unit: St. Francis Memorial Hospital 


Cardiac Rehabilitation Program: St. Francis Memorial Hospital 

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<![CDATA[Special Occasion Gifts ]]>https://www.sfvhfoundation.com/donate/special-occasion-gift/https://www.sfvhfoundation.com/donate/special-occasion-gift/Wed, 05 May 2021 6:25:18 +0000

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<![CDATA[Where Your Money Goes]]>https://www.sfvhfoundation.com/home/where-your-money-goes-6149.htmlhttps://www.sfvhfoundation.com/home/where-your-money-goes-6149.htmlMon, 18 Jul 2016 6:13:55 +0000

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<![CDATA[Wall of Honour]]>https://www.sfvhfoundation.com/home/wall-of-honour-1900.htmlhttps://www.sfvhfoundation.com/home/wall-of-honour-1900.htmlThu, 09 Jul 2015 1:55:44 +0000