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.
In the 2017/18 fiscal year, our total revenues surpassed $100 million for a second straight year.
The generosity of people and companies, like lead fundraiser Costco, raised a record total of over $20.3 million during Miracle Weekend—exceeding the $20 million mark for the second straight year. Meanwhile, continued strength in both annual programs (including our three signature galas) and major gifts enables the Foundation to exceed $60 million in fundraising revenues. We also sold out both our major lotteries, Dream and Choices—raising more than $8 million for innovative research projects.
Through the strength of the financial markets, we generated over $19 million of realized investment income—the highest in the Foundation's history.
Thanks to the support of donors like you, we continued to enhance care for kids at BC Children's Hospital—including its Research Institute, Sunny Hill Health Centre, and Child and Adolescent Mental Health programs—by contributing more than $280 million over the past give years.
Funds that were disbursed after expenses were allocated as follows: