ACT NOW fundraising campaign achieves historic $50 million goal for new acute care tower for Richmond

RICHMOND Hospital Foundation celebrated donor leadership on Thursday as it achieved its $50 million goal in its ACT NOW capital campaign.

“Today, we announce with joy and gratitude the huge contributions that donors have made to ensure a new acute care tower gets built in Richmond,” said Rick Ilich, Richmond Hospital Foundation ACT NOW Campaign Chair. “This is an incredibly historic achievement for Richmond, and it demonstrates how deeply this community believes in Richmond’s health care, now and for future generations.”

In 2017, Richmond Hospital Foundation launched its ACT NOW fundraising campaign—the largest capital campaign ever in Richmond—with the goal to raise $50 million for a new acute care tower for Richmond Hospital. Since then, almost 150 individuals, families and businesses have been inspired to donate.

Members of the Richmond Firefighters Association were the very first donors to the ACT NOW Campaign.

“From the very beginning of the ACT NOW fundraising campaign, our community has rallied together, united in its call for a new acute care tower,” said Chad Pederson, Board Chair, Richmond Hospital Foundation. “Richmond has one of the fastest growing populations in the province, including many seniors who will require increasingly complex care in the years ahead. We are deeply grateful to our donors for their generosity and leadership to ensure health care will be there for patients and families.”

“Today’s celebration is the culmination of years of efforts by many people,” said Natalie Meixner, President and CEO, Richmond Hospital Foundation. “We offer our heartfelt gratitude to our donors for their generosity and leadership. We thank all of the doctors and nurses for their important role in fundraising by sharing how challenging a nearly 60-year-old facility is to work in. And we thank the many businesses, organizations, and community leaders, including those on our campaign team for helping to galvanize Richmond around this vital and urgent need.”