I have never organized an event. Can I organize an event?
Of course, you can! There are many resources available on our website to help you get started. Also, the Foundation's Events Team is standing by to offer advice to help you plan your event. For additional information, please refer to the Getting Started page.
Can the Mount Sinai Hospital Foundation provide me with letters?
Yes, there are several letters that we can provide, including a letter to validate the legitimacy of your event to sample solicitation letters and much more.
Can I use the Mount Sinai Hospital name and logo to promote my event?
Yes. Once you have submitted your event and it is approved, we can provide you with our logo. You can then start using the logo and our name to promote your event. However, it is required that all materials with our logo or name to be submitted to the Foundation for review and approval.
How can the Mount Sinai Hospital Foundation help promote my event?
To start, we can post your event on our calendar of events page. Depending on timing, we may be able to include your event in our eSinai e-newsletter that are sent monthly to our supporters.
Can Mount Sinai Hospital Foundation provide me with a list of supporters?
We cannot provide mailing lists of our supporters or solicit corporate sponsors for your event. However, the events team will be happy to review your list of potential sponsors and help you with your sponsorship strategies.
Can you issue tax receipts for my event?
Mount Sinai Hospital Foundation follows all Canada Revenue Agency rules and regulations regarding tax receipting. If you intend to offer tax receipts, please indicate this in your Event Proposal Form.
Can I have a raffle and/or an auction at my event?
Raffles and auctions are a great way to raise money at your event. There are guidelines governing raffles and other gaming activities carried out for charitable purposes (see Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario website). If your event requires a license, please follow the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario guidelines and allow six weeks for processing of applications. There are also regulations for auctions, so please contact the Events Team to make sure that you are conducting your onsite activities according to government guidelines.
Can I designate the proceeds from my event to a specific department in the Hospital?
Yes, please indicate the fund designation on the Event Proposal Form or let the Foundation's Events Team know where you would like to direct your funds.
Will Mount Sinai Hospital Foundation pay my event expenses?
As the event organizer, you are responsible for all expenses for your event. Your event costs should be deducted from the funds raised before submitting the net proceeds to the Mount Sinai Hospital Foundation.
Who can I contact if I have more questions?
The Foundation Events Team is available to offer their expertise and answer any questions you have!