The Salvation Army Toronto Grace Health Centre Foundation Board of Trustees has decided to close the Foundation and centralize the funds and fundraising operations within the hospital’s existing administrative operations effective March 2, 2010.

“Accountability and integrity are the hallmarks of Salvation Army ministry” says, Captain John Murray, Foundation Chair. “We believe the best decision for those that we serve is to centralize fundraising operations within the existing hospital infrastructure thus ensuring all donations have maximum impact on patient services.”

“The Toronto Grace Health Centre is an extraordinary healthcare facility dedicated to serving the needs of our patients, their families, and our community” said Mildred Jarvis, TGHC President and CEO. “Our goal is to reduce administration costs and maximize all donations, and I support the decision of the Foundation Board of Trustees.”

The Salvation Army Toronto Grace Health Centre Foundation Board is committed to the long-term operation and viability of the hospital, and is sensitive to the impact of the Foundation’s closing. Salvation Army officials will be working with Foundation staff members to ensure a smooth transition and suitable career opportunities moving forward.

Appreciation is expressed to donors who may continue to support the hospital by making donations directly to the Toronto Grace Health Centre, 650 Church Street, Toronto, ON M4Y 2G5, marked to the attention of Ian Farmer, Director of Finance.