Power to Heal
Power to Heal
May 6, 2022
The Fundraising Gala: How to Avoid The Rubber Chicken
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In the first episode of season two, we tackle Fundraising Galas. A much-needed vehicle that serves to bring contributors together in an effort to generate additional revenue for organizations.  No stranger to these events are hospital foundations.  Government support for hospitals only goes so far, which is why Galas can be quite effective,  They can also be painfully dull. 

We bring together 3 people who have been instrumental in developing world-class events that are now sold out well in advance and have substantial waiting lists: 

  • Vicki Brydon, Public Relations Director for the Peace Arch Hospital Foundation, 
  • Ashleigh Morriss, Special Events Officer and 
  • Joelle Paleologou, Volunteer Co-Chair of the Gala Organizing committee.  

With the support of forward-thinking leadership, Peace Arch Hospital Foundation has come a long way from the sleepy events of the past.  The glitz, glamour, entertainment and magic of the entire evening leaves a lasting impression on not only the attendees but the volunteers, the organizers and everyone associated with the Peace Arch Hospital Foundation. Learn what works, what didn’t and how 3 imaginative and driven people have taken Galas from boring into beautiful.

About Peach Arch Hospital Foundation

An integral part of hundreds of thousands of communities worldwide are their hospitals.  The engine that drives those institutions are their foundations, without which, the wheels of progress would turn very slowly.  Peace Arch Hospital Foundation in White Rock, British Columbia connects with the community to stay ahead of health issues, challenge the norm and foster a spirit of innovation.

Any gift – no matter the size – can make a massive impact and help us purchase this critical piece of equipment. Learn more about the bronchoscope or make a gift online today at pahfoundation.ca/give

To stay up to date on Peace Arch Hospital Foundation’s projects and activities, follow us on Instagram @peacearchfoundation 

The mission of Peace Arch Hospital Foundation is to raise funds, advocate, and support initiatives that enhance the hospital campus and the health and wellness of our community. Since 1988 we have raised more than $170 million for capital projects, medical equipment, and community health programs. Our passionate and caring team’s number one priority is the prudent stewardship of your gifts and the resulting positive impact on patients and medical staff at Peace Arch Hospital and the entire White Rock / South Surrey community.

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