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Centre Grey Health Services Foundation (CGHSF) operates 2 main fundraising programs.

1. The General Fund

exists primarily to meet our Hospital’s most urgent equipment needs on an immediate or short-term basis.  Residents of Centre Grey, visitors to the area, and hospital staff count on our General Fund to help Centre Grey Hospital keep its medical equipment and technology up to date.

Your gift is critically important in helping maintain the capacity of our hospital to provide first-class health care to the Centre Grey community.

With over 18,000 annual Emergency Room visits alone, you can be sure that your donation will help someone every day of the year.

Yearly equipment commitments  from the GBHS capital list are currently in excess of $500,000.

2. The Building Fund

(for the new hospital building) continues to grow as pledges from the "Quality Care, Close to You" campaign for the new hospital building are honoured. Donations are only allocated to the building fund when specifically requested now that the campaign is over. Disbursements from this fund will only occur after Provincial Government approval to proceed with construction is received.

Download and mail in our Donation Form


When you donate to Centre Grey Health Services Foundation, you make your community stronger.  Your support enables patient care when it is needed the most.  Your gift today will have impact for years to come.

There are as many ways to give as there are reasons.  Whether a monetary gift, a gift in kind, a gift of securities, hosting an event, or whatever your choice of giving, we would be happy to work with you to determine what best fits you.  The Foundation Board and staff are available to help you every step of the way.


Donations can be made to Centre Grey Health Services Foundation by mail, telephone, or in person at the Foundation office (address below).  You can also drop off your donation at the admitting desk at Markdale Hospital when the Foundation office is closed.

Donations can be made via

    • Cheque (made payable to Centre Grey Health Services Foundation)
    • Cash
    • Debit
    • e-transfer to
    • Credit Card;  Visa, Mastercard, or Amex.


Healthcare Hero Pamphlet

What is a Healthcare Hero?

Perhaps it was a compassionate physician who made your loved one feel at ease, or an employee who always greeted you by name with a smile.  It may have been the comforting touch of a nurse, or the encounter with a professional while receiving an x-ray that made your visit to the Markdale Hospital exceptional.  You can recognize the care you received at the Markdale Hospital by honouring a Healthcare Hero.

A tribute gift to honour your Healthcare Hero is the perfect way to say Thank You.

When you donate to honour a Healthcare Hero, we will present the staff member or department with a special “Healthcare Hero” lapel pin, and share your personal message to let them know you honoured them.


Give a gift in memory of a loved one, friend or family member. We will send acknowledgement of your gift to the family. Please provide contact information for the next of kin you would like notified.

If it is your family member that has deceased and you are requesting gifts be given to the CGHS Foundation as your charity of choice, we will send you a summary of all those who donated.


The perfect gift for that “someone who has everything”.  Giving a donation to healthcare in honour of a birthday, anniversary, retirement or any special occasion honours not only the recipient but the entire community.  CGHSF would be happy to send a special card to the person you are honouring, with your message, and your name, advising them of your gift.

Heinz JakobsHeinz Jakobs celebrated his 80th birthday by generously asking for donations to the Centre Grey Health Services Foundation.  “I have everything that I need” explained Heinz.  The Foundation is very grateful to Heinz for this generous act.  Giving to the Foundation allows you to honour a birthday, anniversary, or any occasion for a special person in your life, with a donation.  The Foundation gladly sends a note explaining your special gift to the individual you are honouring.  “So far I’ve been lucky” Said Heinz, “but there will come a time when I will need the hospital and this is my way of making sure it is there for me.”


Monthly giving can be handled through the Foundation office, or on-line. Giving monthly provides us with a predictable cash flow allowing us to focus more on our charitable mission. The donor benefits as smaller amounts are donated monthly, rather than a lump sum annually. It is handled automatically with no effort required on the part of the donor. Furthermore, it reduces the administrative and handling costs for the Foundation. We all win.


The Foundation is always looking for partners to help absorb the cost of events which are a critical source of funding for the Foundation. In exchange, companies benefit by receiving visibility and brand awareness at the event, as well as tax benefits. Talk to a Foundation member to take advantage of this win/win opportunity.


Centre Grey Health Services Foundation accepts secure on-line donations.  Please click  here  to make an on-line donation, or follow the link at the top of this page.  A tax receipt for your donation will be sent to you via email.


Hosting an event is a great way to raise funds for healthcare.  Third Party Events are an important part of our relationship with the community. Why not rally some friends, family, or  co-workers in support of your Foundation.  Become a Community Partner!  The event possibilities are endless.  See “Host An Event” under our “Get Involved” tab for further information.


Your Foundation is always looking for goods and/or services to use for Fundraising purposes.  Alleviating the cost of prizes, increases the amount that an event will raise, leaving more dollars for healthcare.  We will provide tax receipts for the fair market value of any Gift-In-Kind (services not eligible).

All donations are strictly governed, audited annually, and appropriate reports are filed with Revenue Canada. Tax Receipts are issued where applicable. 

Your gift is critically important in helping maintain the capacity of our hospital to provide first-class health care to the Centre Grey community.

Our Community thanks you for your donation!