Fay Olichny has been a resident and businesswoman in Dawson Creek for the last 37 years. She is the mother of three grown children and now has three grandchildren who are a joy in her life. In 1997, Fay was looking for something new and interesting to do with her time. The position of office manager for the Foundation became available and she was the successful applicant.
Fay says she has found the job most gratifying. It has given her the opportunity to apply her skills and help the directors with the task of prudently managing the financial resources that the public has entrusted to the foundation.
When asked what is most gratifying about her job, Fay responded by saying “It enables me in some small way to help the hospital offer a high quality of health care for the public.” Fay is always pleased to meet people who stop by the foundation office so please drop in and say hello when you are in the building.
Wayne Dahlen has been a resident of Dawson Creek since he moved here with his parents in 1942. Wayne attended school in Dawson Creek except for one year that he spent at Camrose Lutheren College in Camrose, Alberta. Wayne joined BC Tel in 1957 and worked there until he retired in 1992 after 35 years of service. Wayne is still actively involved with the business community and is presently the manager of the Dawson Creek and District Chamber of Commerce.
Wayne joined the Dawson Creek and District Hospital Foundation board in 1994. When asked why he chose the foundation, Wayne commented that it was because he has always had a strong personal sense of commitment to his community. When working for BC Tel, he often had to recruit new employees or managers to transfer into the area. Each time the most commonly asked questions involved the quality and availability of local services for education and health as well as for shopping. Those things have always been available to local residents. Joining the foundation for Wayne was his way to help maintain and improve the quality of health care in Dawson Creek that we have all come expect.
The Directors of the Foundation welcome the opportunity to keep our friends informed about how planned charitable giving can benefit the health of the citizens of the South Peace, today and for years to come.
In the years ahead, private gifts will become even more important in allowing the Dawson Creek and District Hospital Foundation to assist in maintaining the quality of our hospital and health programs. Gifts received by the Foundation are used for the purchase of much needed capital equipment and to assist with the replacement of aged equipment in the area of greatest need.
“Planned giving” is the term used to describe the various ways individuals can organize their affairs to make efficient gifts. It can refer to wills, trusts, annuities, life insurance or gifts of property, cash, securities or art work. Although tax savings should not be the motivation for giving, both immediate and deferred gifts may reduce the taxes of donors and their estates. Careful planning is required both to make gifts efficient and to insure the financial security for the donor.
Do you have questions about planned giving? Please drop by the foundation office located in the Dawson Creek and District Hospital and we will be pleased to help. We can provide you with detailed information to assist you in making a decision that will work best for you.
What is the hospital foundation? The Dawson Creek and District Hospital Foundation exists to ensure that our Hospital continues to be there with technologically advanced medical equipment to provide the best care possible for the present and future generations of our community’s residents.
Simply stated, the foundation lets you put something back into the community that has given you so much. The DCD Hospital Foundation offers a variety of ways for individuals, families, businesses, organized labour and service groups to support their community. Gifts in cash or kind, a pledge or contribution over time, bequests by will, life insurance, endowments and memorial tributes for families and friends. Donations to the hospital foundation are gifts that last and are used exclusively in our community.
The Foundation is a registered charity, therefore contributions qualify for income tax credit. All donors, unless anonymity is requested, are permanently registered and acknowledged.
As our hospital grows older and technology changes, there is a need for new and better equipment. With deeper government cutbacks and minimal capital equipment funding for the hospital, we must help to fill those gaps. Hospital equipment is very expensive but you can make a difference. Your non-restricted gift will help to ensure we all have access to the best possible health care in our community.