Sister Dorothy Fournier Award for Volunteerism

Recognizing outstanding volunteer commitment. 

In 2020, UHKF established the Sister Dorothy Fournier Award for Volunteerism to recognize the outstanding contribution of long-time UHKF volunteer, Sister Dorothy (“Sister D”).

The award is granted to an individual, organization or community group who has demonstrated outstanding volunteer commitment by dedicating their time to UHKF in support of work efforts, event preparation and mission moments, all to benefit health care in Kingston.

Previous recipients:
2020    Sister Dorothy (“Sister D”)
2021    Jessica Hutchings

Jessica Hutchings and her daughter, Spencer-Elizabeth, have been dedicated volunteers since 2018. The story of Spencer-Elizabeth’s birth, long NICU stay and countless other specialist appointments at KHSC, has inspired donors to contribute nearly $334,000 collectively through UHKF. Support for our partner sites is more than just giving gifts, it’s also coming together wherever possible to inspire the community and share the great work that both KHSC and Providence Care do. As volunteers, Jessica and Spencer-Elizabeth have logged countless hours over the last two years—meeting with Foundation staff, attending media events, being interviewed for stories, appearing for photo and video opportunities, and more. Jessica’s support has helped UHKF raise mission-critical funds and showcase a truly inspirational care story with the community at large. Jessica truly embodies the spirit of a grateful patient and family member, and demonstrates outstanding volunteer commitment.