About Us


Your gift offers more than just better health in our community

About Us


Your gift offers more than just better health in our community

Board of Directors

The Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation is a dedicated team of enthusiastic volunteers and staff who are passionately committed to improving health care and the quality of life in our communities.

Our Vision

Helping Northumberland Hills Hospital provide the finest possible healthcare to the citizen of our communities.

Our Mission

The Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation is a dedicated team of enthusiastic volunteers and staff who are passionately committed to improving health care and the quality of life in our communities.

Our mission is to foster the philanthropic support to benefit the patients of the Northumberland Hills Hospital (NHH).

We do this by:

  • Building and managing a comprehensive fund development program designed to secure more gift revenue, more cost effectively each fiscal year
  • Identifying, attracting and retaining more donors through effective cultivation and stewardship
  • Building NHH healthcare service capabilities by engaging in strategic and imaginative grant-making
  • Spreading our messages in thoughtful and inspiring ways to both external and internal stakeholders by all means possible, through collaborative communications and marketing efforts
  • Attracting committed volunteers, practicing effective governance and demonstrating accountability in all of our activities


Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation Welcomes New Board Chair

We are pleased to welcome Louise Stevenson as Chair of the Foundation for the next two years. Louise has been a member of the Board of Directors since 2011 and she's also served on several Foundation committees.

"In today's changing world, it's becoming widely accepted that the only communities that will enjoy continued access to high qualith health care in the future will be those that provide significant philanthropic and volunteer support to their hospital.

As my awareness grew that funding for healthcare capital expenditures was not funded by the government, Ross and I discussed how we could support healthcare in our community. Around this time, I read an article in a local newspaper about a new donor program at NHH called Caring for Generations Society, so I visited the Foundation office, met with Rhonda Cunningham and thus began our philanthropic journey of support at NHH.

Ross and I have supported the hospital for many years now. I've served and chaired several committees. Through my own involvement, I've seen what tireless devotion and generous giving offered by dedicated supporters can do to strengthen an already vigorous medical centre. Recognizing expectations of giving is increasing in our community.

I'm very proud to be part of the philanthropic community that supports NHH. I've witnessed our hospital provide outstanding care to a family member and friend, even to myself, in time of medical need. When illness strikes, we need effective healthcare and want to ensure the latest technical and diagnostic services are available at a local level. It's comforting to know that a great hospital with fine facilities, expert clinicians and the latest technology is nearby, staffed and equipped to make a difference.

In my new role at the Foundation, I hope to challenge and encourage others to step up to fund critical needs that are essential to our health care system in our broader community. Philanthropic donations are becoming an increasingly important source of funding for hospitals. The better we can make NHH, the more advantageous it is to everyone in west Northumberland."

Board Members

Louise Stevenson

Chair

Louise Stevenson worked for 23 years with federal and provincial governments, ending her career as Chief of Staff to a cabinet minister. Her experience includes fundraising, volunteer work and public and media relations.She holds degrees from both Trent... read more

Meet the Board

Staff Team

Rhonda Cunningham

Executive Director

Rhonda joined the Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation as a member of a small staff team in September, 1995 and was appointed as the Executive Director in 1997. In 2003, she obtained her designation as a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE), and... read more

Meet the Staff

Youth Cares Committee

Youth cares

The Youth Cares Committee is a group of energetic young students, representing Port Hope High School, Cobourg Collegiate Institute, St. Mary Secondary and Trinity College School. These students are busy planning events to raise funds for the purchase of new medical equipment for our community hospital.... read more

Join the Committee

Caring for Generations Society

Caring for Generations Society

Stepping inside the Northumberland Hills Hospital, it doesn't take long for patients and visitors to discover the wide array of state-of-the-art equipment that is available to our local communities. From an MRI, to a CT scanner to trauma stretchers and more, new technology offers exciting new possibilities... read more

Meet the Committee