Davies Awards for Philanthropic Leadership

Recognizing outstanding philanthropic leadership.

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.

2023 Call for Nominations for Davies Award
Davies Award Nomination Form
Previous recipients:
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.