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Hospitals of Regina Foundation

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About Us

Donors are at the heart of what we do.
In 1987, a group of community-minded volunteers were recruited to get behind a capital campaign in support of Regina's hospitals. It was supposed to be a one-time initiative to equip new operating rooms at the Regina General Hospital, but it became so much more.

The success of that campaign resulted in the permanent establishment of Hospitals of Regina Foundation with the goal to enhance care in Regina’s hospitals for the benefit of people across southern Saskatchewan.

Since 1987, donors and community partners have been at the heart of the Foundation, donating more than $165 million for Regina’s three hospitals – Pasqua Hospital, Regina General Hospital and Wascana Rehabilitation Centre.

Message from the President and CEO

The story of health care in southern Saskatchewan is one of humble beginnings but extraordinary vision! In the late 1880s, the nearest hospital to Regina was in Medicine Hat, Alberta; residents had to travel there for their health-care needs. That changed in 1889, when Mary E. Truesdell, a health care pioneer and visionary, turned her house into Regina’s first hospital. It was a very humble beginning indeed; Regina’s first hospital, located on the corner of McIntyre and 11th avenue featured only six beds – four for men and two for women. From this modest beginning, Mary’s vision would eventually lead to the development of the hospitals we have today.

The creation of our Foundation was equally impactful. In 1987, an inspired group of volunteers came together to make lives better for the people in our community. They too were visionaries and their vision helped to establish Hospitals of Regina Foundation (HRF).

Over the past three decades, HRF has successfully partnered with you, our extraordinarily committed community. This partnership has worked in many ways; from community events to grassroots fundraising, from our home lotteries to corporate and individual partnerships, it has inspired philanthropy at all levels and has delivered an investment in our hospitals that today exceeds $165 million.

As we celebrate our 30th anniversary, we invite you to join us in celebrating our community’s achievements, successes and milestones that have shaped our Foundation and our Hospitals over the past three decades. We look forward to the bold future that lies ahead, with a goal to invest in the best health care for everyone in our community. Because of you, our most dedicated partners, the Foundation will continue to support the critical work of our doctors and nurses and, most importantly, patients in Regina’s hospitals.

I want to extend my sincere gratitude to you, our partners, supporters, donors and volunteers, who, for thirty years, have helped us deliver on our promise of excellent health care in Regina and southern Saskatchewan. You have helped us make many lives better in our community, proving that Mary Truesdell’s vision still rings true today. She would indeed be very proud of your dedication and our collective achievements.

Thank you.

Dino Sophocleous, CFRE
President & CEO


The creation of our Foundation was equally impactful. In 1987, an inspired group of volunteers came together to make lives better for the people in our community. They too were visionaries and their vision helped to establish Hospitals of Regina Foundation (HRF).

Over the past three decades, HRF has successfully partnered with you, our extraordinarily committed community. This partnership has worked in many ways; from community events to grassroots fundraising, from our home lotteries to corporate and individual partnerships, it has inspired philanthropy at all levels and has delivered an investment in our hospitals that today exceeds $165 million.

As we celebrate our 30th anniversary, we invite you to join us in celebrating our community’s achievements, successes and milestones that have shaped our Foundation and our Hospitals over the past three decades. We look forward to the bold future that lies ahead, with a goal to invest in the best health care for everyone in our community. Because of you, our most dedicated partners, the Foundation will continue to support the critical work of our doctors and nurses and, most importantly, patients in Regina’s hospitals.

I want to extend my sincere gratitude to you, our partners, supporters, donors and volunteers, who, for thirty years, have helped us deliver on our promise of excellent health care in Regina and southern Saskatchewan. You have helped us make many lives better in our community, proving that Mary Truesdell’s vision still rings true today. She would indeed be very proud of your dedication and our collective achievements.

Thank you.

Dino Sophocleous, CFRE
President & CEO

Hospitals of Regina Foundation

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Hospitals of Regina Foundation (HRF) is a premier fundraising organization, established in 1987.  HRF raises funds to enhance areas of health care in Regina’s three hospitals – Regina General Hospital, Pasqua Hospital and the Wascana Rehabilitation Centre.