“It is with extraordinary pride and gratitude that we announce the completion of our ‘Not Alone’ campaign to raise $2 million to support the opening of Foundry Kelowna.” – Doug Rankmore, CEO of the KGH Foundation and Shelagh Turner, Executive Director of the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Kelowna.
A first-of-its-kind fundraising partnership between two local, non-profit organizations has been a remarkable success.
In just seven months, the KGH Foundation and CMHA Kelowna have succeeded in their goal to raise the funds necessary to open Foundry Kelowna, a new integrated care centre aimed at supporting youth and families struggling with mental health and substance issues.
“Every aspect of this project has demonstrated collaboration and innovation. We are so inspired by how our community has caught the vision of Foundry Kelowna. Our goal is to make it as easy as possible for youth and families to take charge of their health by providing a variety of services through an integrated and personal approach,” says Shelagh Turner, Executive Director of CMHA Kelowna.
Indeed, the partnership set the tone for what was to become a massive collaborative effort by the community to fundraise for the cause.