Joseph Brant Hospital 2017 Annual Report JBH Annual Report 2017 final - Page 23

Message from the JBH Foundation President and Board Chair To our Donors, Volunteers and Friends, In the fall of 2016, we launched the community phase of the Our New Era Campaign and invited Burlington to Join the J. And we have received an incredible response from our community. When the new Patient Tower opens in August 2017, you will see first-hand what we’ve achieved as a community. And with renovations continuing through 2018, our community will have a new Joseph Brant Hospital thanks to your support. We were honoured to announce a transformational gift from the Pasquale and Anita Paletta Family of $5 Million. And thanks to their extraordinary generosity and leadership, their gift is a match challenge, whereby the Pasquale and Anita Paletta Family Match Challenge will match all donations made up to $5 Million. When fully realized, this Match Challenge will help us to raise the final $10 Million towards our $60 Million goal, and will dramatically improve healthcare for you, your family and your community for generations to come. On behalf of the Foundation Board of Directors and staff, thank you for Joining the J and making a difference for healthcare in Burlington. Thank you to all of our donors and supporters for Joining the J, and supporting leading-practice healthcare close to home. We are proud to count you among our supporters, and we truly believe that when we come together as a community, we can make big things happen. Susan Busby Chair, Board of Directors Anissa Hilborn President The Joseph Brant Hospital Foundation is pleased to welcome the following new members to the Board of Directors for 2017-18: Dr. Frank Fornasier “As a physician at Joseph Brant Hospital it is in my best interest for my patients and colleagues to have the best possible equipment and working environment. I believe a strong, high-quality Hospital is critical to the success of any community.” Katie Murray “Being engaged in, and giving back to the community, is both a duty and a privilege that I embrace. I am eager to Join the J because Joseph Brant Hospital is a cornerstone of the Burlington community. It is an honour to be a part of building a better future for our community.” Annual Report 2016-2017 23