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April Patry

April Patry

Executive Director

The Executive Director, under the supervision of the Board of Directors through the Chair, is responsible for strategic leadership and effective management of day-to-day administration and operations of the Foundation. The Executive Director is responsible for developing and monitoring annual budgets and resource planning. This includes securing funding through major / legacy gifts and fundraising events, developing and sustaining donor and community relationships and partnerships to support GBHS requirements of Wiarton, Lion’s Head and Owen Sound Hospitals. The Executive Director reports to the Board on activities and initiatives; maintains strong relationships with community stakeholders, donors and volunteers; and is responsible for the supervision of staff and a professional office environment. If you have any questions with respect to Bruce Peninsula Health Services Foundation, please do not hesitate to contact our Executive Director at 519-534-5856.

Email: April Patry, Executive Director

 Catherine Anderson

Catherine Anderson

Foundation Coordinator

The Foundation Coordinator is responsible for the day to day administrative duties and office reception by way of providing exceptional front desk interaction with our donors, volunteers, community members and Board Members. The Foundation Coordinator also is responsible for providing administrative support to the Chair and Executive Director as well as assisting in event planning and is responsible for receipting of donations. If you would like to make a donation or you have a question please give the Foundation office a call at 519-534-5856 and Catherine will be happy to help and answer any questions you may have.

Email: Catherine Anderson, Foundation Coordinator

Willard VanderPloeg

Willard VanderPloeg

Charitable Gifting Advisor

Willard promotes legacy giving to Bruce Peninsula Hospitals Foundation and assists donors in planning will bequests and other special gifts in support of Bruce Peninsula Hospitals Foundation and other GBHS hospitals in Centre Grey, Owen Sound, Southampton, and Meaford.
He has more than 25 years experience in the charitable sector and in estate and gift planning. Willard has a BA in Business Administration from McMaster University and Redeemer College. He is a long time member of the Canadian Association of Gift Planners.
If you have been thinking about making a special gift to support your Hospital, Willard is available to help you. Call him at (519)376-2121 ext. 2736.

Email: Willard Vanderploeg, Charitable Gifting Advisor

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