ICMH Charitable Foundation
Zutphen donates $1 million
in honour of their employees
ICMH to benefit with future equipment purchases and projects
Well known for their generosity throughout Inverness County and beyond, Zutphen Contractors Inc. or more fondly known as Zutphens, has out done themselves by graciously donating $1 million to the Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital Charitable Foundation in honour of their past and present employees.
“Our employees are the centre of our business and we appreciate them all, including those who work with us now and years ago,” explained Zutphen co-owner Harvey van Zutphen. “Many of them and their families use the services at Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital (ICMH) for their care and it would be only fitting to honour them with this donation.”
With over 110 employees, Zutphens is one of the largest employers in Inverness County as well as one of the largest heavy civil and marine construction contractors in Nova Scotia. John and Ted van Zutphen founded Zutphen Contractors Inc. in 1964 and it is now owned and operated by the second generation, Vincent, Leonard, and Harvey Van Zutphen.
Heather Gillis, ICMH facility manager is very appreciative of this donation. “I would like to thank the Van Zutphen families for their incredible donation,” she said. “Over the years, our hospital has experienced much growth and change. This donation will give us the ability to evolve and respond to the needs of our patients as well as continue to provide excellent care to our communities.”
Brenda Rankin MacDonald, ICMH Charitable Foundation fundraising coordinator expressed the foundation’s gratitude. “We are incredibly thankful,” she said. “Zutphens has been a pillar of generosity to our hospital for years. They were an intricate part of our fundraising efforts during the expansion and renovation project where Zutphens, not only donated but also lobbied for major donors on our behalf and certainly helped us to exceed our fundraising goal during that campaign. Today, we are thrilled this phenomenal donation will again help our patients and staff with future equipment purchases and/or projects. It is a great day for Inverness County.”