The 26th Annual RBC Wealth Management - Donald Berman Maimonides Golf Tournament
Who we are
Affiliated with McGill University and part of the Integrated Health and Social Services University network for West-Central Montreal, Donald Berman Maimonides Geriatric Centre delivers a full range of quality care to meet over 750 clients’ needs with dignity and respect. Our integrated network includes short-term respite stays, community-based homes and various long-term care accommodations. Donald Berman Maimonides fulfills an essential role in the Montreal community. The Centre's staff has created a vibrant, innovative and award winning environment that focuses on the highest standards of care. Our programs have been recognized for their excellence with many national and international awards. The Centre is fully accredited by the Canadian Council of Health Services Accreditation from whom it recently received a stellar evaluation for its professional and compassionate care.
The 26th annual RBC Wealth Management - Donald Berman Maimonides Golf Tournament will be held on Wednesday, May 24th, 2017, at The Royal Montreal Golf Club. Our golfers will have the opportunity to play the renowned championship Blue Course, host to 9 Canadian Opens and the President’s Cup.
This golf tournament is organized by the Donald Berman Maimonides Geriatric Centre Foundation. The mission of the Foundation is to provide the financial resources and leadership required to enhance the quality of life of the Centre's residents. Over the years, the Foundation, through the generosity of its donors, has invested over $28 million for facilities and services to improve the quality of life of the Centre’s residents.
This year’s project
Every year, the golf tournament raises funds to meet a particular need for the residents at Donald Berman Maimonides. Thanks to your involvement, the proceeds of this year's tournament will positively impact the quality of life at the Centre. Monies raised from the 2017 tournament will help to fund the Donald Berman Maimonides Centre for Research in Aging. As a McGill University affiliate we know that research will have a direct impact on the quality of care while uncovering, promoting and sharing new knowledge. In this our second century, we are ready to take the centre to the next level, building on our strengths while becoming the resource of choice for the elderly of Quebec and a model of excellence for long-term care everywhere.
This event reaches a very high-end clientele of predominantly corporate people. The 144 golfers come from various professions including doctors, lawyers, accountants, financiers and business people. Most come back year after year to support the event. There are now approximately 725 participants. These include donors, sponsors, golfers, volunteers, advertisers in the golf supplement “Perspective”, and those who provide gifts and prizes for the silent auction. Our participants continue to tell us that this is one of the most enjoyable golf tournaments in the city. Considering that there are over 50 fundraising golf tournaments in Montreal every year, that’s a big compliment. We believe the reason we are so successful is because we have a personal relationship with all of our donors. The tournament is run completely in-house by the DBM Foundation staff, hand in hand with a very active and dedicated volunteer Golf Committee. Together they contribute an incredible amount of time and energy into making this event the success that it is.
The RBC Wealth Management - Donald Berman Maimonides Golf Tournament is the only tournament in the city with a Golf Supplement that is distributed to over 55,000 select homes. This popular colour supplement recaps the event with a photo spread, an advertising section of approximately 100 ads, as well as articles related to the mission, work and ongoing fundraising efforts of the Centre. The event is also featured on the DBM website at www.donaldbermanmaimonides.net.
Comparison with Other Tournaments
RBC Wealth Management - Donald Berman Maimonides Golf Tournament raises the third largest amount of money of any other tournament in the city, after the Jewish General Hospital and Cedars Cancer Research. It should be noted that those organizations use 36 holes and have double the number of golfers. Unlike those tournaments, the Donald Berman Maimonides event is organized in-house by its own staff, decreasing expenses and bringing the all-important personal touch to our participants. As a result, our Golf Tournament raises, per capita, more money with just 144 golfers.
When the golf tournament first started 26 years ago, it raised $20,000. The continued success of the RBC Wealth Management - Donald Berman Maimonides Golf Tournament - is due to the personal touch of running the tournament with our own staff and a very dedicated Golf Committee. We appreciate our donors and we show them we care. Each year the money from the tournament is allocated to a particular project to benefit the quality of life of our residents. DBM Foundation is proud to report that we reach our goals and act responsibly with each and every donor dollar received from our sponsors. Year after year, our participants and donors return. Why? Because they are supporting a great cause, making contacts, networking and having a great time!
For information about sponsorships and participation please contact us at 514-483-2121/2307