About Us

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In 2015, the MUHC and RVH Foundations partnered and began working together in order to fulfill their missions of raising funds in support of the hospital’s greatest needs. By aligning our fundraising priorities, and integrating our Board and staff teams, the MUHC and RVH Foundations are in the best position to ensure that patient care, teaching, and research needs are met at our hospital.

Our Vision

Partner with the McGill University Health Centre to deliver optimal patient care and drive research discoveries that will transform healthcare for the future.

Our Mission

Together with our network we support research, teaching and the best care for life at the McGill University Health Centre.

History of the MUHC Foundation

Founded in 1998, the MUHC Foundation’s primary mandate was to advance The Best Care for Life (BCFL) campaign, a historic $300 million fundraising initiative to support the construction of a new hospital complex at the Glen site, as well as renovations to existing hospital sites. The Foundation played an important role in helping to fund some of the MUHC’s greatest needs related to the BCFL campaign, including helping to raise $50 million to fulfill matching donation payments to the Canada Foundation Innovation, who awarded a $100 million grant to the Research Institute of the MUHC to support the construction of its new facilities as part of the hospital’s redevelopment project.

History of the RVH Foundation

The RVH Foundation has been raising, managing and stewarding funds since 1973. Over the course of its history, it has helped to advance patient care, research, and teaching specifically at the Royal Victoria Hospital of the MUHC by funding programs, equipment, research and teaching initiatives. A sustainable and continued source of funding by the Foundation has enabled the RVH of the MUHC to remain of the forefront of exceptional patient care and improve the quality of life of its patients.

Together, the MUHC and RVH Foundations invest in discovery, innovation, teaching, and learning so our hospital’s doctors and researchers can push the limits of what’s possible.

At the MUHC & RVH Foundations, patients and their families are at the heart of our mission, and we understand the importance of having world-class patient care available to them when they need it most.  It is an honour and a privilege to inspire our community to philanthropically support the greatest needs of the MUHC. Our donors motivate us, as well as our researchers and healthcare providers, to offer the best care for life.

Julie Quenneville

President, MUHC & RVH Foundations