Each year, the University Hospital Foundation celebrates National Philanthropy Day, alongside the Association of Fundraising Professionals, to honour, recognize and thank those who contribute their time, talents and financial support to our foundation and help transform health in Alberta.

This year, we’re celebrating National Philanthropy Day on November 19, and four of UHF’s nominees will be recognized with National Philanthropy Day awards.

Congratulations to our nominees, and all individuals and groups who are being recognized for their generosity and support of philanthropy in Edmonton.

 

The Broderick Family and Trail Appliances

Broderick Family - National Philanthropy Day 2020 award nominees

In 2017, Dave Broderick suffered cardiac arrest and received two life-saving surgeries at the University of Alberta Hospital’s Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute (Maz). In gratitude for the care he received, Dave and his family along with their business—Trail Appliances—made a donation to the University Hospital Foundation to purchase 38 new hospital beds for the Maz. Since then, Dave and his family have continued their generosity by supporting the University Hospital Foundation annual radio-thon, Heart Pledge Day, which raises funds for cardiac care at the Maz.

 

Marshall Eliuk

Marshall Eliuk - National Philanthropy Day 2020 award nominee

The University Hospital Foundation established the Marshall Eliuk Fund for Clinical Innovation and Exemplary Care in Hematology following a significant gift from Marshall Eliuk, a longtime Alberta-based businessman. Eliuk was inspired to support UHF following his diagnosis with aplastic anemia, a rare and serious blood disease. Through this fund, Eliuk’s generous donation will advance patient care and innovation in hematology for many years to come.

 

Reza and Sylvia Nasseri – Landmark Group of Companies

Reza and Sylvia Nasseri - National Philanthropy Day 2020 award nominees

Since 1993, the Landmark Group and Reza and Sylvia Nasseri have shown exceptional support toward the University Hospital Foundation. Their contributions have included serving as Presenting Sponsor for the University Hospital Foundation’s Festival of Trees, hosting the Landmark House of Hope initiative, and making a significant contribution toward UHF’s Campaign for Prostate Health. In addition to their financial contributions, Reza has donated significant amounts of time to UHF, which has included serving as a board member for several years and as a campaign cabinet member for the Campaign for Prostate Health.

 

The Cliff Lede Family Charitable Foundation and the William & Florence Lede Family Foundation

Florence Lede - National Philanthropy Day 2020 award nominee

Marla Lede-Bruder and the Cliff Lede Family Charitable Foundation and the William & Florence Lede Family Foundation take their donations very seriously. Each year, Marla takes the time to learn about the University Hospital Foundation’s upcoming priorities and how her family’s foundations can best support them. As donors to UHF since 2005, the Ledes have made significant contributions toward bringing the best brain and cardiac care to Edmonton, supporting new developments in transplanting engineered tissue in the knee, and other critical causes that have advanced care for Albertans.

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