Message from WCH Foundation Board Chair
V. Ann Davis
Emerging from a historic campaign to build the Hospital of the Future, Women’s College Hospital Foundation closed out its 2016-2017 fiscal year on April 1 having doubled our revenue from just three years ago. Raising a record-breaking $18.9 million in gifts received and future commitments, the 2016-2017 period was a powerful testament to the growing commitment and generosity of our donor community – and the depth of your belief in the work of WCH.
In 2016, the Foundation underwent a comprehensive process to create our very ﬁrst ofﬁcial ﬁve-year strategic plan. Called A Roadmap to our Future, the plan now guides everything we do as we aspire to be the charity of choice in advancing health for women and the strategic choice for health system solutions.
As we look back on the extraordinary year and years behind us, we also look ahead to the unfolding legacy we are creating together: a legacy that champions a world in which equitable healthcare and equitable opportunities are undisputed human rights for all.
It’s a legacy underpinned by the people, the partnerships and the philanthropy that make it all possible – by the donor community of which you are such a valued and invaluable part.
Message from WCH President & CEO Marilyn Emery and WCH Board Chair Paulette Senior
Last year, we officially opened our new Women’s College Hospital building. This exciting milestone in our history would not have been possible without you, our donors. As we reflect on this special celebration, what is even more motivating is what has been happening inside.
Our team of physicians, multi-disciplinary clinicians, researchers and staff are forging the path in patient-centred care and healthcare innovation. From establishing a new hub of services for the management of chronic pain, reducing wait times for patients and eliminating costly redundancies in the health system; to a research study that aims to make genetic testing for cancer-causing genes more accessible for everyone and helps patients make more informed treatment decisions, sooner; to our expanded substance use service’s rapid intake program providing intervention and treatment to people right when they are ready for it. Our successes are only made possible with your support. Your contributions are felt within our building every day by our team, and more importantly, by the diverse community of patients we serve.
The fabric of our Women’s College Hospital community is stronger today than ever before. Our most exciting years are ahead of us and we are honored to have you with us on our journey to revolutionize healthcare, for everyone.
President & CEO
Women's College Hospital
Chair, Board of Directors
Women's College Hospital