MRI+ Campaign Pledge Information

Information About Pledging

Donation pledges are a donor's promise to give a set amount of money to an organization over a certain amount of time.  Both a pledge and a donation result in giving money, but the big difference between a donation and a pledge is the timing.  A donation describes an immediate gift from a donor.  A pledge is a promise to donate a set dollar amount over a certain period of time.  Pledging is a simple and convenient way contribute to this campaign.  


Making a pledge to our MRI+ Campaign is an easy way to contribute to this major fundraiser.  Once we have your pledge information, we take care of all the details.  Your gift will be processed as set out in your Pledge Agreement.  At the end of the year, you will receive one tax receipt for the donation amount made to the MRI+ Campaign that year.  

If you would like to make a pledge to the MRI+ Campaign, you can download our Pledge Agreement here.  If you have any questions, or would like to set up your pledge in person or by phone, please email us or call us at 519-343-2030 x 87701.  We would love to talk to you!

The Five Over Five Club


Would you like to join our Five Over Five Club?  Members of this club have pledged to donate to the MRI+ Campaign $5,000 over five years, which is about $85 a month.  Payments can be made monthly, quarterly or annually.  If you're ready to join, download a Pledge Agreement form or contact the Foundation at by email or by phone at 519-343-2030 x 87701.

Young Couple First to Pledge $5000 for MRI+ Campaign

The Palmerston and District Hospital Foundation recently launched their MRI+ Campaign.  The campaign’s goal is to raise $8 million which includes purchasing the equipment, retrofitting the space, and installation of the MRI at the Palmerston and District Hospital.

Many patients in rural Wellington communities currently must travel over an hour to receive MRI diagnostics.  Having an MRI machine at PDH will improve access, allow patients to stay within the region to get an MRI, and alleviate pressures on other hospitals who have the machines.

Once the MRI is up and running, the province will pay for the day-to-day operational costs of the service, but the purchase of medical equipment, including new technology, must be paid for by our generous community.

Dale Franklin, the Foundation’s Development Officer, has come up with unique way to break down the amount needed for the project.  “When you tell people we need to raise $8 million, it sounds like a daunting goal.  When you explain that’s only 1600 people agreeing to pledge $5000 over five years, that makes the amount sound more attainable.”  

The very first couple to join the “Five Over Five Club” are Dylan Richardson and Chloe Kaye.  These two young adults, hailing from Arthur and Palmerston respectively, didn’t have to think very long before agreeing to pledge $5000 over five years to the MRI+ Campaign.  “Having an MRI machine in our area just makes sense,” said Chloe.  

When asked what prompted them to decide to make the pledge, Dylan said, “We’re both pretty competitive, so we like the fact that we’re first,” he joked.  Chloe added, “My dad is a captain of the Palmerston Fire Department.  Both him and my mom taught me the value of taking care of our community.”  

Dylan and Chloe both encouraged other young adults to consider giving to the MRI+ Campaign.  “We know $5000 sounds like a lot,” Chloe said, “but it breaks down to about $83 a month, which is about $2.75 per day.”  They both agreed that young people often have numerous priorities to save money for.  Dylan said, “We hope to own a home in about five years, so we’ve been saving up for that, and only spending money on things that are important.  This is important,” he added.

If you would like to make a pledge or a one-time a donation to the MRI+ Campaign, visit for more information or call the Palmerston and District Hospital Foundation office at 519-343-2030 x 87701.  Pledges can be arranged via monthly, quarterly or annual donation via credit card, cash or cheque.