Mohawk College of Applied Arts & Technology
At Mohawk College in Hamilton, William Pitcher directed development operations working with the senior management team to secure a number of unprecedented contributions. Highlights include, Hydro One which contributed $3-million as part of a four-college partnership designed to produce graduates with training in high-voltage electrical engineering. Meanwhile, the Marshall Family contributed $1.2-million for a new Centre for Transportation, and helped raise further funds through major gifts solicitations and family organized events. Some of the unique benefits the College provided in return include an entire marketing class helping Marshall Truck and Trailer Repair launch a new service. The College also formed a $1-million partnership with Satyam Computer Services to create the Satyam Interoperable Electronic Health Record Centre at Mohawk. Thanks to this partnership, in mere months, Mohawk became a world-leader in the field of Health Informatics. Finally, Harold Cummings donated $4-million to create the Cummings Library and Collaboratory. This gift was the largest in history to any Ontario College.
William Pitcher brokered a partnership worth $6-million with Cadbury. As part of the multi-year agreement, Cadbury showcased UNICEF on all of its Halloween candy. These results were achieved by identifying and addressing the particular needs of each partner. Cadbury wanted to be children-friendly in a peanut-allergy world, and UNICEF had a real need to promote its new Trick or Treat for UNICEF program after the conclusion of its famous Halloween coin collection efforts.
City of Guelph
The Pitcher Group was engaged by the City of Guelph to raise funds for various projects such as sports fields, trails and playgrounds. The firm secured a $100,000 seed funds contribution to fund ongoing fundraising.
Prostate Cancer Research Foundation of Canada
The Prostate Cancer Research Foundation is dedicated to funding the study of this disease. The Pitcher Group assisted the Foundation with securing sponsorships for the Father’s Day Run and the Bay Street Breakfast. The firm also provided general counsel on expanding sponsorship opportunities.
West Park Hospital
West Park is one of the Greater Toronto Area’s three long-term care facilities and the leading specialist in rehabili-tation. The Pitcher Group was engaged to examine the sponsorship opportunities available throughout the Hospital with a special emphasis on a new $20-million Long Term Care Centre.