Funding needs change from year to year, but donors can rest assured that their gifts to BC Children's Hospital Foundation always go to areas where they are needed most, or to the areas in which donors have designated their gifts.
BC Children's Hospital Foundation achieved record-breaking financial results in the 2018-19 fiscal year (April 1, 2018 through March 31, 2019).
Through milestones like the unprecedented $21 million-plus in funds from Miracle Weekend, nearly $13 million from legacy giving, and our three highly successful signature galas, the Foundation raised an all-time high of $68.7 million in total fundraising revenues. The sold-out Dream and Choices Lotteries also raised $8.5 million for research. Through these efforts and many more, our community of supporters have helped us reach new heights in pediatric health care.
As a foundation, our mission is to transform child health through excellence in philanthropy. Nowhere is this more evident than in how we steward the generous contributions made by donors across BC. We find ways to make each donor dollar go as far as possible, and to apply best practices to ensure a low fundraising expenses-to-revenue ratio.
Last fiscal year, we were able to provide an all-time high contribution of $66.6 million to BC Children's, including to its Research Institute, child and adolescent mental health programs, and Sunny Hill. This funding helped to provide equipment for the growing bodies of children, attract the brightest minds in pediatric research and clinical care, and enhance facilities, programs and initiatives that ensure we are giving kids across BC the best health care possible.
Funds that were disbursed after expenses were allocated as follows: