The Women's Giving Circle is a group of community women of diverse backgrounds and interests who know that we are able to do more together than as individuals, and desire to have a real and sustainable impact on health care at our hospitals.
We have come together to support the brilliant and creative minds working within the health care facilities which donors to University Hospitals Kingston Foundation have helped to build and maintain. We believe that there is incredible potential being nurtured in our medical research community. We understand that without base funding, many important research projects are challenged to move past the concept and design phase to implementation and impact.
Our Giving Circle is Committed to
If I join the Circle, do I need to attend business meetings?
No, there is an excellent steering group chaired by Marg Alden (pictured, on left) which involves a number of dedicated women, including Honourary Chair Shirley Abramsky (pictured, on right). Meetings are held quarterly.
How do I become a member of the Women's Giving Circle?
You can play a big role in making a medical discovery right here in Kingston by becoming a member of the Circle for $500 per year. Simply click here to sign up today through our online giving site. You may wish to send a cheque payable to UHKF (please indicate it is for a Womens' Giving Circle membership), or pay via credit card. For a copy of the brochure and registration form click here.
Sharing information is a key part of the Women's Giving Circle. To that end, we invite women from across Southeastern Ontario to join us for our community events, sponsored by Shoppers Drug Mart.
Here is a playlist of presentations from the March 20, 2012 Women's Giving Circle event featuring Dr. Roger Deeley, Vice President of Health Sciences Research at Kingston General Hospital & Vice Dean, Research, Faculty of Health Sciences, Queen's University and Dr. Dale Mercer, Chief of Staff, Hotel Dieu Hospital.
Here is a playlist of presentations from the Oct. 30, 2012 Women's Giving Circle event featuring three potential areas of research on which to focus the first allotment of funding.
Members of the Women's Giving Circle toured the Human Mobility Research Laboratory in March 2013. You can watch it here.