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McCarthy Family Announces $1M Gift towards Burnaby Hospital Redevelopment

McCarthy Family Announces $1M Gift towards Burnaby Hospital Redevelopment

May 19, 2022

Local philanthropic and business leaders, William and John McCarthy announced a charitable $1,000,000 contribution on behalf of the McCarthy family, to Burnaby Hospital’s Proud History, Bright Future campaign to transform their community’s beloved medical facility. 

“At Burnaby Hospital we have world class medical staff and physicians delivering exceptional care from a hospital facility that is completely insufficient to the current needs of our community. Everyone who has received care at Burnaby Hospital has been aware of the urgent need for a new hospital facility. This redevelopment campaign gives our community the chance to earn the hospital our city needs now, and for the future,” John explains.

William, who was a past Burnaby Hospital Foundation Board Chair, has chaired every major fundraising campaign including the current one at Burnaby Hospital during the past twenty years. This includes the current campaign where his son, John, also sits as a member of the Fundraising Cabinet. The two have played a key role in the success of Burnaby Hospital’s redevelopment campaign, the largest Capital Campaign in Burnaby’s history. Burnaby Hospital holds a special place in the hearts of the McCarthy family, where William, his wife Dolores, and their three children (including John) were born and continue to rely upon the care it provides.

“Burnaby is our home and this is our hospital. It is the most important institution in our City. We are honoured and thankful for the opportunity to show our support for Burnaby Hospital – always,” says William.

There is no question about the impact this outstanding gift will have on the community. Thanks to renowned B.C. businessman and philanthropist, Jim Pattison, and his recent $5,000,000 matching gift, the McCarthy family’s donation will have double the impact!

Pictured L-R: Burnaby Hospital Foundation President & CEO, Kristy James, Foundation Cabinet Chair, William McCarthy, Cabinet member, John McCarthy, Burnaby Hospital and Burnaby Health Services Executive Director, Leanne Appleton