This is your chance to join the many supporters of the Royal University Hospital Foundation. How can you get involved? There are so many options. As a donor, sponsor, advocate or volunteer, your contribution saves lives.
Women Leading Philanthropy
Women Leading Philanthropy (WLP) is a group of engaged, community-minded women that will create meaningful change and advancements in health care by supporting leading-edge women’s initiatives at Royal University Hospital.
Working together, members of the WLP program will empower women to actively transform healthcare in Saskatchewan; now and in the future.
There are many opportunities to volunteer with RUH and RUH Foundation. Contact the Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) to volunteer with Foundation committees, event prep, and our Gift Shop, or visit the SHA website to join the RUH Volunteer Workforce. If you have some free time, are a retiree, new to Saskatoon, or are looking to give back to your community, we are currently recruiting volunteers for the Gift Shop. Click here for more information.
Volunteers help us in a number of ways, such as planning and participating in activities with patients, giving visitors directions, and offering companionship support to patients and families.
A corporate sponsorship is the perfect opportunity to give back to your community, demonstrating your company’s true commitment. Sponsor a fundraising event or specific program and become a valued corporate contributor.
Contact Lisa Sands, Chief Development Officer, at 306.655.6477 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss ideas about corporate sponsorship.
Host Your Own Event
Hosting a fundraiser in support of Royal University Hospital Foundation is an amazing way to show your gratitude for RUH or for the care you or a loved one received while at RUH. The RUH Foundation welcomes donations from third-party fundraising events held by community groups and individuals.
There are numerous ways to fundraise for RUH Foundation. Let us help you get started by giving you a few tips!
- Set a goal for your event. Are you trying to raise funds for a specific program? Once you know it will be easier to move forward.
- Connect with us! We are happy to provide you with the information you need while planning.
- Sometimes the best fundraisers are modest and easy to execute. Try to keep it simple!
- Focus on making it a good time to support a good cause.
- Know the rules. If you are thinking of having a raffle or 50/50 be sure to let RUH Foundation know so that we can help ensure you follow SLGA guidelines.
- Share your story! Let people know why it’s important to you to give back.
Now it’s time to begin planning!
Here are some inspiring ideas to get you going:
- Concert or talent show
- Summer BBQ or block party
- Steak night
- Bake sale
- Garage sale
- Golf tournament
- 5k walk/run
- Donations instead of gifts at a wedding or birthday party
- Trivia tournament
- Car wash
- Hair or beard shave-off
- “No Show” event
Thank you for considering Royal University Hospital Foundation as a beneficiary of your fundraising event. We appreciate your support.
For more information please contact Lisa Sands, Chief Development Officer, at 306.655.6477 or email email@example.com.
Hosting an event is a wonderful way to raise funds to make a vital difference for patients and their families at RUH; however, these events can be very time-consuming—trust us on this one! You probably have a lot of questions, but we have a lot of answers right here.
Q: Can you mail our event information to your donors? A: RUH Foundation can advertise your event internally at RUH with posters and e-news, as well as on our web site, but we cannot mail to our donors.
Q: Can you find sponsors for our event? A: RUH Foundation can work with you to help you brainstorm about appropriate sponsors for your event, but we do not approach corporations or other potential sponsors for you.
Q: Can you promote our event for us? A: RUH Foundation can advertise your event internally at RUH with posters and e-news, as well as on our web site.
Q: Can you get media to come out to our event? Can you put out a press release on our behalf? A: RUH Foundation can advertise your event inside the hospital to staff, volunteers, patients and their families only.
Q: Can we use your logo on our event materials? A: Once your event is approved, we will provide you with our logo, and once you have a draft of your print materials with the logo on them, we will review for approval
Q: Is the RUH Foundation able to pay for my event expenses? A: RUH Foundation does not provide upfront payments to cover event expenses.
Q: What if I don’t raise as much money as I stated on the Event Hosting Application Form. Am I expected to pay the difference? A: We thank you very much for raising awareness for the RUH Foundation and hope to work with you again next year! Please remember, no donation is too small – every donation makes a difference!
Q: Can I issue tax receipts for my event? A: RUH Foundation is a registered charity in Canada and is committed to following all rules and regulations regarding tax receipting set out by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). Please review tax receipt information under Event Hosting Guidelines.
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