Driven to Give

In honour of the wonderful care received by an employee, BMW was inspired to give back


Ron Russell with Splash and Mellow
Ron Russell with Splash and Mellow

Photo above left to right:  David Lopez, BMW; Lee Casperson, CFO Johnson Auto Group; Siobhan McManus, KGH Foundation; Gord Hayes, General Manager, BMW; Hayden Courville, BMW

When a seemingly healthy, vibrant employee is suddenly struck by critical illness, for a tight knit local business group it can be the spark to initiate a fundraising campaign to give back to the community in a meaningful way.

Such was the case for Kelowna’s Johnston Auto Group BMW.  General Manager, Gord Hayes, recently presented the KGH Foundation with a gift of $15,000. The donation was inspired by one of their own, and will go toward the purchase of state-of-the-art medical equipment and patient care items for the cardiac program at Kelowna General Hospital.