Collingwood Hospital Foundation President & CEO to receive international recognition

Collingwood Hospital Foundation President and CEO Jory Pritchard-Kerr has been chosen as the 2022 recipient of the prestigious Harold J. (Si) Seymour Award, the Association of Healthcare Philanthropy’s highest honour to development professionals whose careers reflect excellence and outstanding leadership in healthcare philanthropy.

“This is an amazing honour which I am humbled to have received,” says Pritchard-Kerr. “I am truly grateful to the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy and my amazingly generous colleagues across North America for sharing their knowledge and expertise over the past three decades. Our Hospital and local community have benefitted from my association with AHP.”

Jory serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Collingwood General & Marine Hospital Foundation and brings over 34 years of service to the healthcare philanthropy community with a passion for educating, collaboration, and innovation. For over three decades, Jory has been inspiring the communities of South Georgian Bay to invest in the facilities, equipment, programs, and services for the 84-bed rural hospital that also provides emergency care for over 3.5 million day-trippers.

Jory has had a transformative effect on both the Hospital Foundation and the communities of South Georgian Bay. By using her years of experience in philanthropy, marketing, governance, and management, she has also profoundly impacted other charities; helping them to successfully grow and thrive. 

“Jory has been the heartbeat of the Foundation and a true leader in both our community and in the Association of Healthcare Philanthropy.” says Michael Dick, Foundation Board Chair, “We are so pleased that she is being recognized as this year’s recipient of the Si Seymour Award, a fitting tribute to her hard work and extreme dedication to the future of healthcare in South Georgian Bay.

About the award

The association’s highest honour, the AHP Si Seymour Award, recognizes distinguished leadership in association affairs and the healthcare philanthropy community. A trailblazer in the world of philanthropy, Harold J. (Si) Seymour fostered and promoted exemplary standards of excellence for volunteerism and philanthropic support. Read more about Jory’s career in healthcare philanthropy here.

About the Collingwood Hospital Foundation

The Collingwood G&M Hospital Foundation inspires the communities of South Georgian Bay to invest in the facilities, equipment, programs and services for the Collingwood General & Marine Hospital. With 90% of all the Equipment and Technology at the G&M Hospital funded by community support, the Foundation successfully carries out many large fundraising initiatives to fund the hospital’s most critical needs. Learn more about CGMH’s current needs here.

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