VAUGHAN, ON, Dec. 7, 2017 /CNW/ - The Carlo and Angela Baldassarra Family of Greenpark Group, have pledged a multi-million-dollar gift to Mackenzie Health Foundation's $250-million Exceptional Care Belongs Here campaign to help build and equip the new Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital.
The transformative gift along with the area of the new state-of-the art hospital to be named in the family's honour will be announced Tuesday, December 12 at Vaughan City Hall.
Photo opportunities will be available.
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Presentation commences at 11 a.m.
Vaughan City Hall – Atrium
2141 Major Mackenzie Drive, Vaughan
Vaughan Mayor Maurizio Bevilacqua, Exceptional Care Belongs Here Campaign Cabinet Co-chair
Carlo and Angela Baldassarra
Dr. Michael Pandes, Physician Lead, Chronic Kidney Disease Program, Mackenzie Health
Ingrid Perry, President and CEO, Mackenzie Health Foundation
Greg Sorbara, Exceptional Care Belongs Here Campaign Cabinet Co-chair
Altaf Stationwala, President and CEO, Mackenzie Health
To confirm attendance, please contact Erika Vilmanis, Communications Coordinator, Mackenzie Health Foundation, [email protected] 905-883-1212 ext. 7806
Building Success From The Ground Up For 50 Years.
In 1967, less than 10 years after he first stepped foot onto Canadian soil, Carlo Baldassarra founded Greenpark. Along with his two partners, Jack Wine and Philip Rechtsman, Carlo set out to build quality homes for families throughout the GTA. From the beginning, Carlo was a visionary who understood the future potential of the building industry and was eager to bring this potential to life. He adopted forward-thinking strategies to expand and build in greater quantities and in larger formats, resulting in entire communities quickly blanketing the Toronto area. Carlo's methods were unique, powerful and brilliant resulting in the company thriving through some of the country's weakest economic periods.
Fifty years later, the Greenpark Group, now solely owned by the Carlo Baldassarra Family, is widely recognized as Canada's most vast and trusted home builder, with over 72,000 homes built to date. 18,700 people in Vaughan live in a Greenpark home with another 450 condominium units sold. In honour of Carlo's legacy in the building industry, he received the 2014 BILD Lifetime Achievement Award. While building homes for thousands of families, Carlo also built his own family along with his wife Angela, and their three sons - Mauro, Armando and Michael. The Greenpark legacy, led by the Baldassarra family, is as strong as ever and positioned for continued growth in Canada and beyond. All three sons grew up in the business and under the guidance of their father. Each son became integral to the continued expansion and success of the Greenpark Group.
Mackenzie Health Foundation is spearheading the multi-year Exceptional Care Belongs Here campaign – the largest fundraising drive led by a community hospital in Canada – to help build and equip Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital, as well as enhance care at Mackenzie Richmond Hill Hospital.
Mackenzie Health is a regional health care provider currently serving southwest York Region at Mackenzie Richmond Hill Hospital and through a network of community sites in Richmond Hill, Vaughan and Barrie. Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital is slated to be completed in 2020.
SOURCE Mackenzie Health Foundation
For further information: Erika Vilmanis, Communications Coordinator, Mackenzie Health Foundation, [email protected], 905-883-1212 ext. 7806