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World-Class Health Care at Home

Every day in communities across the southern interior of British Columbia, thousands of family’s lives are impacted by the need for urgent or specialized medical care at Kelowna General Hospital. In these moments, access to world-class, state-of-the-art medical facilities and the highest quality patient care is the difference – a promise of hope, relief and comfort in the face of the unknown.

Beyond simply fixing what is broken, curing what is sick, or healing what is wounded, your support is what makes excellence in regional health care possible – for you, your loved ones, and for all who call the southern interior of B.C. home.  Philanthropy is the vital link that enables us to build new facilities, acquire state-of-the-art equipment, fund innovative technologies and, ultimately, keep patients closer to home for advanced medical procedures.

The future of health care is being built by people like you. And we can help.


Giving Changes Everything

BETTER TOGETHER DAY

As the region continues to grow and Kelowna General Hospital expands its capacity to offer advanced, specialized medical treatment, the need for JoeAnna’s House has never been greater. Your support means that we can keep families together when they need it most. Every donation to JoeAnna’s House is a statement: we are better together.

October 6 marks the 3rd annual Better Together Day – a one-day call to action to support JoeAnna’s House, a home away from home for the families of out-of-town patients receiving advanced care at Kelowna General Hospital.

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LAKE LIFE LOTTERY

The brand new Lake Life Lottery gives BC residents the chance to win more than $2 million in prizes, including a luxury Grand Prize home while supporting their community through physical, mental, and social wellness initiatives in Southern Interior BC.

The lottery supports both the KGH Foundation and the YMCA of Southern Interior BC. With your help, we’ll be creating healthier communities, together. Funds raised through ticket purchases will make key resources more accessible than ever–for you, your friends and family, and your neighbours.

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FROM THE FOUNDATION UP

Kelowna General Hospital began as a modest, 19-room community hospital back in 1908, funded by a small group of generous citizens and a donation of land by the Kelowna Land & Orchard (KLO) company.  In the decades since, KGH has grown into a world-class teaching hospital and lead referral centre for over one million men, women and children from across the interior of B.C.

For over four decades donors have trusted the KGH Foundation to provide a vital bridge between them and our partners in regional health care. Together, we are laying the foundations for better health care.

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FROM THE FOUNDATION UP

Kelowna General Hospital began as a modest, 19-room community hospital back in 1908, funded by a small group of generous citizens and a donation of land by the Kelowna Land & Orchard (KLO) company.  In the decades since, KGH has grown into a world-class teaching hospital and lead referral centre for over one million men, women and children from across the interior of B.C.

For over four decades donors have trusted the KGH Foundation to provide a vital bridge between them and our partners in regional health care. Together, we are laying the foundations for better health care.

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CURRENT PRIORITIES

Addressing the Unique Needs of Interior Patients & Families

Working together with our partners in health care, learn how our priorities are specifically addressing both urgent needs and long-term goals to support world-class care in our region.

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Stroke campaign celebration photo with Marshall Elliuk, Dr. Nevin de Korompay, Doug Rankmore, Allison Ramchuk, and Dr. Alexander Tkach outside of the every moment matters banner

WAYS TO GIVE

From general donations, corporate donations and planned giving to volunteering and running your own fundraiser, there are so many ways to get involved.

Discover the ways you can give to support advancing health care in our region.

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WAYS TO GIVE

From general donations, corporate donations and planned giving to volunteering and running your own fundraiser, there are so many ways to get involved.

Discover the ways you can give to support advancing health care in our region.

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Stroke campaign celebration photo with Marshall Elliuk, Dr. Nevin de Korompay, Doug Rankmore, Allison Ramchuk, and Dr. Alexander Tkach outside of the every moment matters banner

Giving Changes Everything

We make a living by what we get. But we make a life by what we give.

DONOR

KIWANIS LEGACY FUND

Learn more about the impact the fund is having in the community.

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STORY

IMPACT REPORT

Read our 2021/22 Annual Impact Report: See how your gifts impacted health care in our region.

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EVENTS

HEART OF GOLD

Over $1.6 Million raised for brain health care!

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UPDATE

Mental Health Campaign Close
WE SEE YOU

$1.7 Million raised for mental health care!

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“People always ask why, but maybe they should ask why not! You get to work with the nicest people, for the nicest people. It’s the best kind of job satisfaction you’ll ever find.”

“Linking the passion and desires of donors to the needs/opportunities of the health system and KGH is such a privilege. I am inspired most by the people; our team, donors, clinicians & caregivers, and administrators and ultimately, the transformative changes to our system of care that become possible when we work together. I am grateful to be able to feel such purpose in my work.”

In Canada, I think we take our health care for granted. We don’t have a clue what anything costs. But every appointment and procedure has a price tag. We have always contributed to the hospital in a small way. However, after my emergency heart surgery and hospital stay, it seemed even more important. We want to contribute to the ongoing excellence of treatment and care at KGH.”