You must admit, it’s a lot more fun to answer the phone when you know there is a friendly greeting on the other end. The phone rings and call display indicates it’s the QEII Foundation. Chances are it’s someone wanting to thank you, our loyal and generous donor, for making a difference to patients at the QEII.
New technologies have revolutionized the way we communicate each day, but one concept our parents taught us just doesn’t go out of style – and that’s saying thank you. Regardless of how quickly our technologies are changing, the old way of thanking someone just can’t be replaced by the latest app.
At the QEII Foundation, we treasure each and every donor for the gifts they give and we want to show our gratitude.
We prepare a thank you letter as promptly as possible, but for those within reach, we make every effort to also say thank you in person. For many people who have given to the QEII for countless years, a personal thank you is the least we can do.
We will call first, ask for a convenient time to stop by, and wear our identification so you know who we are. This is not a time to ask for more, but to express gratitude for what has been given. Often with a receipt in our hand or an annual report to share, our visits are brief and our thank you is sincere.
One university study shows that gratitude and giving increase physical health and longevity. We hope this is true but at the very least, taking a moment in our day to say thank you is just the right thing to do.
We hope to see you soon!