Grace Hospital Foundation has announced success in reaching its $6 million target for the Tomorrow’s Grace Capital Campaign. The achievement was announced last month by campaign co-chair, the Hon. Pearl McGonigal.
Proceeds from the campaign will be used to support construction of a new emergency department and MRI suite for the hospital. The Manitoba government is supplying major funding for the $60 million project
The new, state-of-the-art MRI building opened in April and will perform more than 3,000 scans annually. The new emergency department, currently under construction, has a completion date of late 2017.
The Grace capital campaign was launched in May 2015, and due to strong public support was completed a year ahead of its scheduled two-year run.
“From major corporate gifts to thousands of individual gifts from community members, we completed this campaign faster than we ever dreamed,” Dr. Garvin Pierce, an elated campaign co-chair, told the press.
The capstone gift came from Edward and Marjorie Danylchuk, who pledged $3.25 million, the largest ever donation to a community hospital in Winnipeg. In honour of this gift, the new MRI facility has been named the “Edward and Marjorie Danylchuk MRI Building”.
“We are more than pleased to support the Grace,” said Edward Danylchuk. “They have taken good care of us, our children and our grandchildren. The Grace is important to our community and if we can help support health and wellness it is our privilege to do so.”