Community Cares Celebration

At our annual Community Cares Celebration, Richmond Hospital Foundation is proud to honour some of the many donors across our community who give with joy to build a better and healthier future for Richmond. Their passion, their leadership and their drive to be part of the solution is an inspiration for us all.

Our Community Cares Celebration held on September 24, 2019 was a wonderful occasion to applaud the philanthropic contributions of our donors. We are honoured to see our family of donors united to inspire support for local health care.

Richmond Hospital Foundation cannot do the work we do and make an impact without you, our donors.

At our 2019 Celebration, Dr. Penny Ballem, VCH Board Chair, was present as the keynote speaker. Additional evening highlights were the awards presented in celebration of our donors in our community who have given joyfully to inspire others.

2019 Donor Awards

We are honoured to recognize our donors who have made significant contributions to help ensure our local health care teams can continue to provide compassionate, life-saving care in our community.


2019 Milan & Maureen Ilich Philanthropic Award of Distinction Presented to Sandy So

This award is presented annually to a donor in recognition of their philanthropic leadership and inspiration to others to give to Richmond Hospital Foundation. This year’s recipient, Sandy So, has been a philanthropic leader in the community of Richmond. A long-time supporter of Richmond Hospital Foundation, Sandy has significantly contributed to many areas of health care by not only advocating for Richmond Hospital but also by giving her time as a Board member and ACT NOW Campaign Cabinet member. Sandy continues to show her dedication and commitment to being a community champion for the residents of Richmond.

2019 Milan & Maureen Ilich Philanthropic Award of Distinction Presented to Sandy So

2019 PhD of Inspiration Award Recipients Presented to donors who have donated more than $250,000

2019 Doctor of Philanthropy Award Recipients Presented to donors who have given between $50,000-$249,999

Speakers featured at the 2019 Community Cares Celebration
held September 24, 2019

2019 Community Cares Sponsors

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