Foundation board celebrates fundraising success at AGM


Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital (OSMH) Foundation raised more than $4 million in 2017/18 making it another successful fundraising year. The funds supported several critical projects including the purchase of nine new anaesthetic gas machines which will result in safer, more efficient surgeries for patients. The Foundation celebrated the successful year at the Annual General Meeting on June 27th.

“It’s the generosity of our donor community, volunteers and dedicated staff that make it possible for our organization to support better patient care at OSMH,” said Mark Riczu, Executive Director, OSMH Foundation. “I am incredibly proud and grateful for the ongoing support from the community.”

The OSMH Foundation has committed to fundraising over $3.3 Million in 2018/19 fiscal year, which will support a variety of initiatives including the purchase of a brand new CT scanner for the Hospital, priced at over $2 Million.

The Foundation Board of Directors will continue to be led by Chair Greg Parker, Vice Chair Dr. Nancy Harris, Treasurer David Power and newly elected Secretary Sheilagh Rose. Four new members were also voted into the Foundation Board including Julie Emery, Doug Varty, Atma Maharaj and Dennis Lee.

“With another successful fiscal year behind us I am thrilled to be welcoming four new members to our Board,” said Greg Parker, Chair, OSMH Foundation Board. “With great leadership, governance and a well balanced team in place, we are well equipped for the future.”

The AGM also saw the retirement of two long standing board members, Danielle Tisi who served for 10 years, and Lynne Zulian who served 8. Both were recognized at the meeting for their outstanding contributions to the Foundation over the last decade.