About us

Our Vision
Exceptional health care made possible for us all by inspired, generous people.

Our Mission
Our Foundation engages and inspires people to make investments essential to the exceptional health care provided by KHSC and Providence Care.

Values to Guide our Actions
In our work together, we will demonstrate that we value:
 
  • Exemplary Character—respect, integrity and accountability.
  • Transparency—clarity of purpose, process and impact.
  • Passion for Achievement and Excellence—striving to be the best we can be.
  • Meaningful Relationships—achieving goals through collaborative partnerships.
  • Resourcefulness—exhibited through adaptability, innovation and teamwork.
The University Hospitals Kingston Foundation (UHKF) is the fundraising arm of Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) and Providence Care. From hospital to home to community and beyond, every donation to UHKF helps to grow healthcare facilities, equipment, programs, research and education for people across southeastern Ontario.

View the 2022-2027 UHKF Strategic Plan

Key Milestones for UHKF

In 2002, executives from all of Kingston hospitals identified a need for a major redevelopment plan. The individual hospital foundations agreed to create a joint fundraising program and, in 2005, the joint fundraising entity now known as UHKF was born.

2007

UHKF raises $11 million in gifts and pledges (fiscal 2006-2007). This is the most raised for Kingston’s hospitals in a single year

2008

UHKF’s first campaign--Together We Can, chaired by Ian Wilson—is launched with $52 million in gifts and pledges already secured toward a $70 million goal. Redevelopment priorities include: Cancer Centre; Inpatient Dialysis Unit; ICU; and Ophthalmology.

2011

Together We Can announces $72 million target reached.

2014

The three hospital foundations officially cease operation and a newly-amalgamated UHKF takes on full responsibilities

2015

UHKF’s second campaign--Extraordinary People, Innovative Health Care, chaired by Sue Creasy—is launched with a goal of $65 million. Redevelopment priorities include building the new Providence Care Hospital and the William J. Henderson Centre for Patient-Oriented Research.

2017

Extraordinary People, Innovative Health Care campaign reaches $65 million goal and UHKF surpasses the $1 million mark for gifts received by mail-in donations