Thursday, September 17 was an extraordinary and energy-filled night of celebration, fellowship, and everything 80s for our two philanthropic groups at Providence Healthcare. MAPP and WIPP members came together to have some good ol’ fun under the stars at their first-ever drive-in movie event – and it did not disappoint. Over 150 donors and guests gathered at The Stardust Drive-In Theatre to join Providence Healthcare in celebrating our two successful MAPP & WIPP $100,000 grant recipients.
On December 4, over 150 donors and guests joined us for our biggest and brightest Holiday Social ever! Hosted at the beautiful Fairmont Royal York in the Imperial Room, WIPP donors and guests enjoyed great shopping, delicious food stations, a hip dance floor and of course, the best drag show in town!
On October 8, over 70 donors and special guests came together for the 10th annual WIPP Inspiration Evening presented by Scotiabank at the beautiful Scotiabank Centre. We were delighted to host this year’s keynote speaker, Brandi Leifso, CEO and Founder of Evio Beauty.
On Tuesday, August 27, WIPP donors and guests came together to celebrate the end of the summer and enjoy a beautiful evening at the WIPP Summer Social event, all in support of Providence Healthcare.
On Tuesday, April 23, Providence Healthcare Foundation held its annual Women in Philanthropy for Providence (WIPP) voting meeting where employees pitched their project ideas to WIPP donors in the hopes of being selected for funding. This year’s meeting was a very special one as not only did we grant $100,000, but we celebrated the 10th anniversary of WIPP!
Thursday, January 31 was a special night of love as both our men and women’s philanthropic groups, MAPP and WIPP, came together to “party with a purpose” at their first EVER combined event!
The 10th Annual WIPP Holiday Social was full of cheer as donors and guests caught up with old and new friends, crossed a few names off their holiday shopping lists, and let loose before the holiday season.
Michelle Dubé, co-anchor of CTV News Toronto, was the keynote speaker at the 9th annual Women in Philanthropy (WIPP) Inspiration Evening held recently in Toronto. Her presentation took the form of a window into her world as a “news lady”, providing insight into some of the challenges she faces and the rewards that come with being a trusted newscaster who gets to be close to people for brief, but meaningful, glimpses into their lives.
Providence Healthcare Foundation held its annual “Women in Philanthropy for Providence” (WIPP) voting meeting on April 12, 2018. This is the meeting when Providence Healthcare employees pitch their ideas to WIPP donors for innovative projects they are hoping to fund over the next year. WIPP raises money to fund projects that will cost $100,000 – usually one $100,000 project per year, however this is a special year because enough money was raised to fund two projects!
To mark International Women’s Day, it seems fitting to salute a woman being helped at Providence Healthcare, and shine a light on the women who do the helping. Providence was founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph, so the care of women, by women, has always been top of mind here. It’s an approach that has imbued the hospital’s caring culture, our celebration of courage and our commitment to the dignity of all people.