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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.

WE WILL ALWAYS SEE YOU

Now, more than ever, our health care workers need our support.

Even in the midst of a pandemic, KGH is still an acute care hospital. Disease, injury, and medical emergencies do not yield for pandemics, and neither do our caregivers.

Our health care staff continue to deal with their own fears, loss, disappointment, and personal risk digging deep to give of themselves through each and every shift. And then they come back and do it again the next day. They are tired, they are demoralized and they need our support.

With your help, we can ensure that our dedicated healthcare teams feel seen and heard during this very difficult time.

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

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KIWANIS GRANTS

The Kiwanis legacy of supporting the health and well-being of local youth continues, with over $185,000 in community grants to be awarded in 2021.

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STORY

FOUNDATIONS

Read our Summer 2021 Newsletter: A special edition uncovering the importance of research and innovation in health care philanthropy.

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NEWS

STRIDE & GLIDE

The first annual Stride & Glide for KGH raised over $49,000. Big thanks to all participants, fundraisers and donors for raising well above the $20,000 goal.

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Jackpot for JoeAnna’s House

Kootenay Rotary Clubs call BINGO to the tune of $50,000

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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.”

“I am inspired by how selfless people are – caring for others who they have never met and whose story they may never know.  But yet they give generously to make the situation of others better.  I have so much respect for those who act to make the world a better place.  In the end it’s all that matters.”

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.”