Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation is proud to recognize our Champions of Philanthropy.
By demonstrating their philanthropic commitment and making important contributions in support of the Foundation’s mission, the following members of Royal Columbian Hospital have distinguished themselves by encouraging their peers to give, inspiring their networks to engage and making their own charitable gift.
- A leader by example in the Foundation’s family campaign, which encourages RCH staff to support the Foundation, cardiologist Dr. Margaret Blackwell has been engaged in several fundraising initiatives over the last 15 years. She has represented the hospital on a number of occasions during keynote speeches to donors or in publications that feature her work. Dr. Blackwell has helped the Foundation articulate the needs of the department and inspired donors to contribute.
- An exceptional ambassador for Royal Columbian Hospital for three decades, Dr. Peter Blair has worked closely with the Foundation both as a surgeon at the hospital and in his current role as Fraser Health Executive Medical Director, Medical Affairs. He has been instrumental in helping the Foundation reach out to his colleagues and lending his support to the Foundation’s family campaign, which encourages RCH staff to support the Foundation.
- Interventional radiologist Dr. Brad Halkier has inspired significant donations to the Foundation, and he excels at demonstrating the impact donors can have on patient care. Dr. Halkier has helped the Foundation with the important work of stewarding donors, either during personal tours, keynote speeches or in news media stories. In addition, his involvement has helped support the Foundation’s Planned Giving efforts to encourage people to leave a gift in their Will.
- Barb Sutherland is among the hospital’s most enthusiastic Foundation champions among her colleagues. As Director, Acute Care Services, Barb encourages hospital staff to be aware of Foundation funding opportunities and advocates for those who work at the hospital to contribute. In particular, she has taken the staff 50/50 lottery as a personal cause and promotes it regularly to others.
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