This annual award recognizes individuals, organizations and community groups who have demonstrated outstanding philanthropic leadership benefiting Kingston’s healthcare facilities and the provision of healthcare for the people of Kingston and southeastern Ontario.
Nominations will be accepted from any member of the health care community, including staff, board and board committee members, patients, clients, residents, volunteers and donors.
Previous recipients of the award are eligible to be nominated again and can be selected for a second time if he/she is the best nominee for the award.
2004 Bill Henderson
2005 Sylvia Burkinshaw
2005 RBC Financial Group
2006 Doug Hogeboom
2006 Homestead Land Holdings and Brit & Sally Smith
2008 RHSJ (Religious Hospitalers of St. Joseph)
2008 Sisters of Providence
2008 Sally & Percy Robinson and Samuel Robinson Foundation
2009 KGH Auxiliary
2009 Volunteer Services Hotel Dieu Hospital
2009 Larry Gibson
2010 Rose of Hope
2010 Geraldine Tepper
2011 Debbie and Dan Corcoran
2011 BMO Financial Groups
2011 Kids for Kids Hockey Tournament
2012 Empire Life
2012 Kinsmen Club of Kingston
2012 John M. & Bernice Parrott Foundation
2013 Prostate Cancer Fight Foundation
2013 Melo Family & Ambassador Hotel
2013 McKenna Modler
2014 Child Development Centre Run/Walk Committee
2015 B’nai Brith
2015 Liz Dobbs Jones
2016 Brit Smith
2016 Lions Club District A3
2017 J.E. Agnew Food Services Ltd.
2017 Royal Canadian Legion (District G Zone 1) and Ontario Provincial Command Branches and Ladies’ Auxiliaries Charitable Foundation
2017 Peter and Carol Davy
2018 Don Hay
2019 Knights of Columbus, Archdiocese of Kingston Diocesan Association; Dr. Romy Nitsch, Dr. Shawna Johnston and Dr. Graeme Smith; Josée Thériault
2020 Limestone City Car Club; Shoppers Drug Mart; John (Jack) Keyes
2021 Rose of Hope
The visionary women behind the Rose of Hope golf tournament have raised nearly $2.5 million during their 23-year commitment to improving the diagnosis and care for women with breast cancer in the Kingston region. In 2018, the Rose of Hope committee signed a five-year pledge to raise $500,000 which they completed in 2020, two years ahead of schedule and during a pandemic. Thanks to Rose of Hope, and other generous donors, Kingston Health Sciences Centre is now constructing a new Breast Assessment Centre which will elevate local breast cancer services to a new level of sophistication, significantly reducing wait times and providing a state-of-the-art environment for patients. UHKF is grateful for the continued passion and outstanding leadership shown by Rose of Hope as they support access to quality health care for those in the community that need it most.