OFNHS's First Thank-a-Thon a Huge Success!

May 06, 2015

On May 6, almost 1400 donors to the Niagara Health System received a phone call thanking them for their loyal support.  Community partner, Minacs helped the OneFoundation for Niagara Health System reach out to our donors across Niagara in our first-ever Thank-a-thon initiative: calling donors simply to say ‘Thanks!’

“We have thousands of wonderful donors in the Niagara region,” says OneFoundation President and CEO Paulanne Jushkevich. “Taking the time to call them up and thank as many as possible is really the least we can do to show our gratitude for all they’ve done. Our donors are what has made great healthcare in Niagara a reality.”

“We are happy to be partnering with OneFoundation,” says Keith Callahan, Global Chief Delivery Officer for Minacs. “OneFoundation donors deserve all the thanks they can get for strengthening the Niagara Health System for the people of Niagara – including our 600+ employees. That is why we are joining in on the calling ourselves.”

Board members for both OneFoundation and the Niagara Health System joined community volunteers and Foundation team members to call donors from the Minacs site on Montrose Road in Niagara Falls. Altogether, over 30 people carved out time from their morning to call hundreds of donors over a 2 hour blitz. And solicitations were strictly forbidden. “It’s a simple equation: The Niagara Health System is providing great care because we have great donors. Niagara is one of the most philanthropic regions in Ontario,” says Jushkevich.

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