Markham Stouffville Hospital (MSH) Foundation celebrated and recognized the Fortune Leadership Council’s (FLC) $500,000 contribution to the hospital recently.
MSH has proudly named the Paediatric Outpatient Unit Clinic Waiting Room in honour of FLC’s gift.
The FLC, presided over by City of Markham Mayor Frank Scarpitti as honorary chair, is a network of business leaders from the local Chinese community that has been raising funds for MSH since 2016. Under the leadership of co-chairs Alan Kwong and Kenny Wan, the FLC was able to achieve this goal in three years, thanks to the generosity of 25 donors.
This generous contribution will support care close to home for the patients and families who rely on the hospital every day.
“As a paediatrician, I have the pleasure of seeing first hand the impact that FLC’s generosity has on the 15,000 newborns, children, and adolescent patients we see every year in the paediatric outpatient clinic,” says Dr. Veronica Chan, MSH paediatrician. “Support from donors impacts our ability to provide leading-edge paediatric care to our community.”
Suzette Strong, CEO of MSH Foundation, alongside Jo-anne Marr, president and CEO of MSH, commemorated the contributions made by the FLC.
“Hospitals rely on support from the community to sustain excellent patient care close to home,” says Strong. “We are proud to recognize and celebrate the FLC for supporting our highest priority needs.”
The FLC has already started raising funds for their next $500,000 goal, pledging their ongoing support to the hospital.
Main photo (l-r): Alan Kwong, MSH Foundation board member and co-chair; Jo-anne Marr, CEO, MSH; Suzette Strong, CEO, MSH Foundation; Kenny Wan, MSH Foundation board member and co-chair, FLC; and Markham Mayor Frank Scarpitti.