Summer and Fall 2018 donations

The Windsor-Essex County ALS Society made a gift of $166,564 to purchase the Biocore X100SPR for Dr. Michael Strong’s research laboratory. Having supported this cause through several generous donations in the past decade, their giving mandate is to assist persons living with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and their families while contributing to research that leads to a cure. 

A frequent and grateful patient to the adult dental clinic made an anonymous donation of $10,000 to support the Dentistry program. This donor wanted to recognize the hard work and dedication of the staff and students.

Karen Fisher held an event called ‘Carpe Diem – Seize the Day’ in support of epilepsy research by Dr. David Steven. Karen is a patient of Dr. Steven and is celebrating 10 years of being seizure free after he performed her surgery. The event raised $57,000. 

The Roth / McFarlane Hand and Upper Limb Centre made a gift of $80,000 to the Graham King Research Chair. As a result of their donation the Graham King Chair value has surpassed $5-million endowed.

The Steve Moore Foundation made a gift of $50,000 to support Dr. Arthur Brown’s research in concussion. The Steve Moore Foundation was inspired to make their gift through their passion for prevention and treatment of concussion and similar serious head and neck injuries in sport. 

Several Graduate Orthodontics alumni collectively committed $115,000 to the Dr. Antonios Mamandras Fund in Graduate Orthodontics. Thanks to Dr. David D’Alosio, Dr. Kent Floreani and Mrs. Francine Floreani, Dr. Bruce Hill and Mrs. Carla Hill, Dr. Robert W. Elliott and Francine M. Lo, Dr. Connie Athanasopoulos, and Dr. Anthony Mair for their generous contributions to this academic chair. 3M Canada Oral Care Division also donated $30,000 to Mamandras Chair initiative. Facilitated by Mr. Doug Quong, Scientific Affairs & Education Manager. 

With class leadership from Dr. Kimberly Gilmour and Dr. George Kim the Medicine Class of 2003 are raising funds in memory of a classmate – the late Dr. Jason Ashley. The goal is to set up an endowed memorial award in Jason’s honour. In September, more than $12,500 was contributed bringing total to date to more than $18,000.     

Dr. Robert Hegele made a donation of $5,000 to support the Robarts Fund, a resource that enables Robarts to address immediate priorities and respond to emerging opportunities.