The Fundraising & Foundation department of Bendigo Health raises and manages philanthropic funds to help deliver the vision of Bendigo Health Excellent Care. Every Person. Every Time.
We fund specialised medical equipment and services so more people in our region are treated closer to home and their loved ones.
How are sponsorship dollars and donations spent?
The generosity of our community allows us to expand services including:
- Investing in specialised equipment and programs
- Providing low cost accommodation close to the hospital for those patients and loved ones who need to travel
- Funding scholarships and training to build an exceptional skill base in our region
- Investing in research to provide regionally-led solutions to regional problems
Our valued sponsors have chosen to support Bendigo Health Fundraising & Foundation because it provides the opportunity to:
- Connect with more than 4,500 Bendigo Health staff
- Work with our talented Fundraising & Foundation team to explore how we can deliver your philanthropic goals in line with the Bendigo Health Fundraising & Foundation strategic plan
- Connect with the Bendigo Health Fundraising & Foundation network of sponsors, donors and supporters
- Align with fundraising events and initiatives that provide tangible results for the advancement of healthcare in our region
- Align with a respected local charity dedicated to making an impact by raising significant funds for the purchase of specialised medical equipment and programs
- Collaborate with a community passionate about supporting Bendigo Health to achieve its vision of Excellent Care. Every Person. Every Time.
Bendigo Bank continues a tradition of adding value for customers through quality personal service and a philosophy of giving back to those communities in which it operates. The Bank also participates in a range of joint ventures, including Rural Bank and Community Sector Banking (with a consortium of 20 partners from the not-for-profit sector).
The strategic collaboration between Bendigo Bank and Bendigo Health has seen the two largest employers in our region work together to improve the health outcomes for people across the entire Loddon Mallee region for more than a decade.
Bendigo Bank has had a long term involvement with Bendigo Health Fundraising & Foundation, as the naming rights partner of the former Bendigo Bank Fun Run and are now the major Appeal sponsors of the annual Bendigo Health Christmas Appeal.
Exemplar Health is responsible for the design, construction and financing of the Bendigo Hospital Project. The consortium is led by Capella Capital and joined by Lendlease, Spotless and Siemens. After constructing the world class hospital and ancillary developments Exemplar Health will provide facility management services for 25 years
Exemplar Health is committed to ensuring that Bendigo Health is the region’s leading health service, not only as a Platinum Sponsor of the charitable arm of the hospital, but also as the facility manager of the ‘new’ Bendigo hospital building.
Exemplar Health’s Chief Executive Officer (NBH), Clare Shiell, is an active member of the Bendigo Health Fundraising Advisory Board and contributes personally to the philanthropist culture of the organisation.
Bendigo Toyota is Central Victoria’s largest Toyota dealership and has a huge selection of new Toyota vehicles as well as a comprehensive range of quality pre-owned vehicles. Bendigo Toyota supports Bendigo Health by providing a vehicle for their fundraising department to assist in fundraising activities.
The community-minded team at Bendigo Toyota has been supporting Bendigo Health for more than 10 years through their participation in large-scale events, support of annual fundraising campaigns and provision of a Fundraising & Foundation vehicle.
Bendigo Toyota is the naming rights partner of the annual Bendigo Health End of Financial Year appeal and the Fundraising & Foundation team proudly drive a beautiful fully branded Toyota Kluger, thanks to Bendigo Toyota.
McKean McGregor Real Estate and Livestock
McKean McGregor is a 110 year year old family owned business focused on helping people. Genuine, trusted relationships through the generations have set the foundation for the business, which aspires to add value and be the trusted partner for its livestock and real estate clients.
Our relationship with regionally-based real estate and livestock agents McKean McGregor has grown from an initial involvement in Dry July and a personal connection to the cancer into a strategic partnership with Bendigo Health that supports our Strategic Direction.
McKean McGregor see a partnership with Bendigo Health as a way to clearly demonstrate its core foundation of Trust, Sustained Relationships, and Clear Communication. The partnership has demonstrated its connection to the local community and helped connect us with new audiences. An impressive $287,277 was raised for our Cancer Wellness Program at the second annual McKean McGregor Community-led Gala Ball held on 17 June 2023. The inaugural event on 25 June 2022 raised $141,000 for cancer wellness services which resulted in the expansion of our Cancer Wellness Program and establishment of new dedicated counselling service.
Principal Program Sponsor - Wellness
Agnico Eagle (formerly Kirkland Lake Gold) is proud to sponsor the Gobbé Wellness Centre over three years through its Community Partnership Program.
VP Australian Operations, Ion Hann said it was immensely proud to support the Bendigo Health’s Cancer Wellness Program.
“The expansion of the program to patients provides a wonderful support (mentally, physically and spiritually) to people in the region who are undergoing cancer treatments and those who are in remission. Our aim is to have a sustained impact with the partner organisations and the lives of the people they support, creating a positive ongoing outcome for the community,” he said.