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Steve Robinson Announces $1.25 Million Matching Gift to William Osler Health

Guests of William Osler Health System Foundation’s (Osler Foundation) Gala Benefit Concert – Music to Make a Difference witnessed a special announcement on Saturda night when Steve Robinson, Senior Portfolio Manager and Wealth Advisor with RBC Dominion Securities and Chair of Osler Foundation’s Board of Directors, revealed that he is matching donations, up to $1.25 million, in support of William Osler Health System’s (Osler) transformation of Peel Memorial into
Brampton’s second hospital.
The 10th annual Gala Benefit Concert, presented by Orlando Corporation, featured a powerful performance by Amanda Marshall and raised $510,000 for Osler hospitals: Brampton Civic, Etobicoke General and Peel Memorial Centre for Integrated Health and Wellness. During the event, Mr. Robinson was presented with the Osler Corporate Philanthropy Award in recognition of his philanthropic leadership. In addition to his contributions in support of Osler hospitals and his volunteerism on Osler Foundation’s Board of Directors, Mr. Robinson is actively involved in community fundraising.
“I believe that advocating for health care is important to all of us and I am honoured that in my role as chair of Osler Foundation’s Board of Directors, I can do my part, alongside my colleagues at Osler and its
Foundation,” said Mr. Robinson. “Philanthropic leadership is needed now more than ever. I hope that by
matching donations made to Osler Foundation, I can inspire others to step forward in support.”
“There is no one more deserving of this award than Steve Robinson,” said Ken Mayhew, President and CEO, William Osler Health System Foundation. “True leaders don’t just give; they lead. Steve’s influence lies in his ability to ignite the spirit of philanthropy in others. Leadership gifts like his incredible $1.25 million matching donation are so important as the community increasingly steps forward to help transform Peel Memorial
into Brampton’s second hospital. His generosity will create a ripple effect that will extend far beyond his
own actions.”
A multi-storey tower with inpatient beds for patients requiring longer hospital stays and space for more
beds in future, the new Peel Memorial will help increase hospital and health care capacity in the community for years to come. The new hospital will also bring new and enhanced outpatient services to the community and include Brampton’s second 24/7 Emergency Department.
“As a leading hospital system in Ontario, we are looking ahead to a bright future for health care with
transformative developments on our horizon,” said Dr. Frank Martino, President and CEO, William Osler
Health System. “Events like the Gala Benefit Concert are crucial in bringing our vision to life. I want to extend thanks, on behalf of everyone at Osler, to all those who made this event a tremendous success and congratulations to Steve Robinson for his incredible contributions toward a healthier community.”
Osler Foundation’s Gala Benefit Concert was made possible with generous support from: Presenting
Sponsor, Orlando Corporation; Gold Sponsor, LiUNA! Local 183; Silver Sponsors, Almag Aluminium,
Armour Insurance Brokers Ltd., Borden Ladner Gervais, Deloitte LLP, Mrs. Lois Rice, S. Robinson and
Associates of RBC Dominion Securities, and Sodexo.
“A healthy community is a strong community. This is why we chose to come on board as Presenting
Sponsor for the second consecutive year,” said Blair Wolk, President, Orlando Corporation. “We know that
our support of the Gala Benefit Concert makes a real difference by putting essential equipment into the hands of the dedicated health care teams at Osler, so they can continue to deliver compassionate care to the communities they serve. We are proud to do our part to support local health care.”
To learn more about Osler Foundation, or to make a donation, visit: www.oslerfoundation.org.
ABOUT WILLIAM OSLER HEALTH SYSTEM and FOUNDATION: William Osler Health System (Osler) is a leading hospital system serving more than 1.3 million people in Brampton, North Etobicoke, Caledon and surrounding communities – one of the most culturally diverse, fastest growing areas in Ontario. Accredited with Exemplary Standing, Accreditation Canada’s highest rating for a Canadian hospital, Osler includes Brampton Civic Hospital, Etobicoke General Hospital, Peel Memorial Centre for Integrated Health and Wellness (Peel Memorial), a Reactivation Care Unit and a Withdrawal Management Centre. Building on a legacy of clinical excellence and innovation, Osler is planning for the future with transformative developments, including the new Peel Memorial Hospital and as the primary clinical partner for Toronto Metropolitan University’s new School of Medicine in Brampton. William Osler Health System Foundation seeks to create a healthier community through giving by inspiring its communities to invest in exceptional health care close to home. Learn more about how Osler is going beyond to deliver
exemplary people-centred care at www.williamoslerhs.ca.

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