Two well-known Fredericton-based charitable organizations are merging.
The Stan Cassidy Foundation, which supports the work of Horizon’s Stan Cassidy Centre for Rehabilitation, will become part of the Chalmers Foundation. The Chalmers Foundation is recognized for its work in health and well-being programs at Horizon’s Dr. Everett Chalmers Regional Hospital and in the greater Fredericton community. The Stan Cassidy Centre for Rehabilitation supports patients across New Brunswick as well as those from other Maritimes provinces. It is located on the Dr. Everett Chalmers Regional Hospital campus and is physically connected to the hospital.
The merger is effective as of Nov. 6, 2020.
Officials from both organizations are assuring donors the important work and dedicated programs of the Stan Cassidy Foundation will continue. Jennifer Whitehead, chair of the Stan Cassidy Foundation, said the integration of the foundations will bring a new level of strength and support to its ongoing operations. “Donors will still be able to direct their gifts to Stan Cassidy Centre programs. Furthermore, the resources of the Chalmers Foundation will help achieve our current goals faster and allow expanded opportunities to support the Centre in the future.”
The Chalmers Foundation will bring renewed and expanded focus on the goals of the Stan Cassidy Foundation. “We have the financial means and expertise to support the important work of the Stan Cassidy Centre for Rehabilitation,” said Trevor Corey, chair of the Chalmers Foundation board. “At the same time, as a facility that serves all New Brunswick, the Stan Cassidy Centre for Rehabilitation is well known and highly respected. We are confident the work of both organizations will benefit as a result.”
Corey said consultations with Stan Cassidy Foundation officials have been underway for several months and the transition is progressing smoothly. The Chalmers Foundation will create separate funds earmarked to support programs at the Stan Cassidy Centre for Rehabilitation. “We are confident the Stan Cassidy Foundation’s loyal donor base will be more than satisfied with the Chalmers Foundation’s ability to improve the visibility of the Stan Cassidy Centre for Rehabilitation’s outstanding work,” said Corey. “All existing accounts managed by the Stan Cassidy Foundation will be used exclusively to benefit the Centre. The merger of these two exceptional organizations positions us to serve our community, our province, our clients, and their families now and for the future. We look forward to the opportunities the merger creates,” concluded Corey.
Media information contact:
Gilles Allain, Executive Director, The Chalmers Foundation Inc.
Direct: (506) 476-0523
The Chalmers Foundation raises funds to support healthy, caring communities by enhancing health and well-being through innovative and effective programs and initiatives.