A family from Campbell River is donating $560,000 to the Campbell River Hospital Foundation and the North Island College (NIC) Foundation.
Mike and Janice Kenny have been long-time residents of Campbell River, so they wanted to give back to the community.
“Together, we wanted to say thank you and ensure that others have the opportunity to be successful in this beautiful community,” said Janice.
The Campbell River Hospital Foundation is a charity that helps Yucalta Lodge and the North Island Hospital in Campbell River with projects, educating staff and buying equipment.
“Mr. and Mrs. Kenny’s incredible contribution will help to ensure that Campbell River Hospital is equipped to advance the healthcare of all generations,” said Stacey Marsh, executive director of the Campbell River Hospital Foundation in a news release.
“Our hospital is the first point of referral for emergencies and illness for Campbell River and North Vancouver Island and their gift has funded vital and lifesaving equipment for surgical services, the emergency department, medical imaging and Yucalta Lodge. We are exceedingly grateful to the Kennys.”
The NIC Foundation assists NIC students with scholarships and bursaries, equipment and funding for technology.
“The Kenny’s donation in support of learners at NIC is going to contribute to the health and wellness of the region for generations to come,” said Diane Naugler, NIC’s director for future students and community engagement and NIC Foundation’s executive director in the release.
“Their contribution will be used to create an endowed fund, which will provide significant tuition support to students for years to come. The financial boost of a bursary creates stability and allows students to focus on their studies.”