The Kohn Family Joins the De Gasperis Family in $20 million Donation to Mackenzie Health Foundation

Fieldgate is extremely proud to be a part of the significant donation made to the Mackenzie Health Foundation in support of the new Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital!

The Kohn family, founders of the Fieldgate Group of Companies, joined the De Gasperis family in a joint donation of $20 million, which is the largest donation the Mackenzie Health Foundation has ever received.

“On behalf of our family, we are proud to recognize my father, the late Mr. Eugene Kohn, for his contributions to the GTA by creating the state-of-the-art Learning Centre at the Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital,” says Tom Kohn, on behalf of the Kohn, Gunsburg, Eisenberger and Jakubovic Families and the Fieldgate Group of Companies.

“We established the Fieldgate Cares Foundation to recognize Mr. Eugene Kohn’s legacy and to give back to the communities that Fieldgate services. We are proud to contribute to the Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital in honour of Mr. Giovanni De Gasperis and Mr. Eugene Kohn. Congratulations to Mayor Bevilacqua for his continued commitment to the growth of the City of Vaughan.”

The new Learning Centre will feature teaching and simulation labs, conference centres, learning spaces, and a state-of-the-art auditorium.

Construction began in October 2016 and is scheduled to be completed in late 2020. The project is estimated to cost $1.6 billion. The Foundation’s aim is to raise $250 million from community contributions. We are proud that they have hit the $103 million mark with our gift!

“As a result of the incredible generosity demonstrated by the De Gasperis and Kohn families, the 2018 Mayor’s Gala will be remembered, cherished and celebrated because of their selfless, historic and record-setting $20 million donation to the Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital,” says Mayor Maurizio Bevilacqua, City of Vaughan.

“Once completed, the Giovanni De Gasperis and Eugene Kohn Learning Centre will stand as a testament to the spirit of generosity that radiates in people, businesses and neighbourhoods throughout our community. Building this hospital is about investing in the health and well-being of our citizens and ensuring we all have access to the best possible care for generations to come. The philanthropic leadership of the De Gasperis and Kohn families will continue a long history of community building by helping to further shape Vaughan’s promising future.”

As members of the Vaughan community, it is an honour to contribute and pay tribute to our talented health professionals and all the families across the region.