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With a $10 million donation to University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine, this landmark gift supports all three pillars of our Campaign.
“You are doing great work and inspiring many others to do the same.
I think it’s fair to say that I’m speaking for all of our family when I say we are proud of our association with you. Your heart and mind are in the right place.”
– James Temerty
Inspiring us to support Marilyne.
Helping to find masks for Marilyne.
Vincent and Rita Cosentino, Timothy Costigan, Annegret Li, Karen Vogel, A Woelk Webb, Sandy Kedey, Lili Asgar, Veronica Keranen, Heather Taylor, Martie Gidon, Nancy Wai, Sarah Soares, Carol Bazinet, Ryan Androsoff, Elizabeth Goldspink, Laura Graham, Jean Calder, Vanessa Reid, Sabrina Yiu, Gloria Luoma, Deb Lunney, Margaret Panighel, Patricia Huff, Suzanne George, Barbara Barrie, Corina Sajewski, Terry Fines, Giselle Rodriguez, Carmen Ardeleanu, Huan Vo, Vaibhav Bhambra, Scott Shawyer, Stephanie Robson, Michael Seguin, Lac quoc La, Leanne Dillman, Barbara Ferguson, Horatiu Negutoiu, Lana Sharpe, Carole Girard, Judy Truong, Michael Brady, Ron Rouse, Shawn Russel.
“This crisis affects all of us.
We can get through it together.
Every donation, every act of kindness, every responsible decision – it all counts.”
– Sharon Healy
“The health and safety of my employees and the community is my top priority amid the global COVID-19 pandemic. During this time, Tucker HiRise Construction Inc. is taking extraordinary steps to prevent the impact of COVID-19, protecting our employees, their families and their jobs. I am honoured to be supporting our healthcare frontline workers too.”
– Michael McGrath
Founder and President, Tucker HiRise Construction Inc.
“I am humbled by and extremely grateful for the dedication and commitment of the health care workers who serve our communities – even more so at this time. Thank you.”
– Jan Coomber
“We are so glad to hear that you and your team are working for such a great cause right now, its amazing to be so generous with your precious time with what’s going on around us. It’s people like you that make this world great and we are honored to help and be part of your family. Thank you for everything you do.”
– Angelo and Tina Troiano
“These are unprecedented times and we all owe an incredible debt of gratitude to those on the front lines of fighting this virus. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.”
– Dianne and Stephen Bear
“The Lombardi Family is honored to assist your team for this very caring need and difficult time. On behalf of Rocco Lombardi & Family;
With immense gratitude and sincere appreciation to all those combating the Covid-19 pandemic on the frontlines. Thank you for your tireless dedication and commitment in helping serve our communities.”
– Rocco Lombardi and Family
“We at the Shawn Lepp Group would like to take this opportunity to thank the health care workers. Your compassion, optimism and kindness do not go unnoticed. We are honored to be a part of this great cause and know that we can all get through this together.”
– Shawn Lepp
Owner, The Shawn Lepp Group
“The courage and care of frontline healthcare workers cannot be overstated. We are all so deeply impacted by COVID-19 and we also know the impact is not shared equally.
Our family strongly advocates for all healthcare workers — and all essential workers — to have access to the necessary PPE to keep them, their families, and the people they courageously serve safe. Thank you to the Masking Together challenge, as well as other PPE funds, for galvanizing the resources to make this happen.”
– The Spitz Family
“I am so proud that there have been so many causes and gestures focused toward our brave and dedicated health care workers who are on the front lines every day as we all battle through this unprecedented virus…..without them, we would not be able to conquer this!”
– Steven Brophy
“For Mother’s Day, we are making a gift in tribute to our mother. In lieu of flowers this year we thought we would donate to this good cause initiated by our family doctor to provide masks to health care workers.”
– Paul & Shelly Nielsen
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Are there administrative fees to U of T Faculty of Medicine?
100% of donations will go to the respective funds. There are no administrative fees or charges.
Can I donate by wire transfer or stock?
es, you can donate by wire transfer or stock and certainly by credit card, and cheques too.
How do I get a Charitable Tax Receipt?
If making a donation online, a tax receipt will be emailed to you immediately. If making a donation by wire transfer, stock or cheque, a tax receipt will be mailed to you shortly after.
Can I direct my donation to one specific challenge?
We will be asking you to share your preferences, if any. However, as this Challenge evolves, priorities will change and we would like for the University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine team, to ethically prioritize the funds to the most urgent needs in a timely and appropriate manner.
Can I choose which challenge impacts I want to support?
We will be asking you if you have any preferences during your donation registration. Our goal is to place the impact where it’s needed the most given the uncertainty of need during the weeks and months ahead. However, your wishes will be honoured.
What is the governance model that you will be using for this Challenge?
The donation is collected by the University of Toronto. The governance of the funds is managed by the Dean of Medicine, in consultation with the Dean’s Executive Team. The distribution of the assets will be done in consultation with the Toronto Academic Health Science Network. See more about this throughout our website.
The world is facing a shortage of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) against COVID-19. Masks are especially in demand. We also need more gowns, gloves and shields. As we find sources of all types of PPE through our collective efforts, the Faculty of Medicine at U of T, together with their TAHSN hospitals, will support the ethical distribution of all PPE to the hospitals who need them most.
Beyond providing our frontline with masks, we can do more. At the peak of the pandemic, up to 20% of healthcare providers may need to be isolated at any one time, away from their family. Many Residents and Fellows (specialists in training) often have trouble finding a place to self isolate safely. Hence, together with the U of T Faculty of Medicine, we are reaching out to hotel chains to help with critical short-term accommodation.
The University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine, has created a Toronto COVID-19 Action Fund of $6,000,000, and we are seeking contributions to increase the size of this fund (target of $10M). This Fund supports research that renders near-term results (12 months) to positively impact individuals, communities and public health systems. The funds are open to researchers at U of T and across our partner hospitals.