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$3 Million Gift from Robert A. (Bob) Rubinoff to Support Historic Redevelopment


The entrance of any hospital is often where patients get their first impression of the care that they will receive. Thanks to an extraordinary new $3 million philanthropic gift by business leader Robert A. (Bob) Rubinoff that will support a historic hospital-wide transformation, Mount Sinai’s lobby will also get a much needed redesign.  The new lobby will send a strong message about Mount Sinai’s commitment to patient and family-centred care to everyone who walks through its doors and will strengthen the hospital's culture of caring.  Mr. Rubinoff has been a tireless volunteer and philanthropic leader for over 30 years and to recognize this recent gift, Mount Sinai will name The Robert Rubinoff Hall of Chairmen - a very special space housed within our future lobby that will showcase past Hospital Chairman.

This new gift brings Mr. Rubinoff’s total campaign giving, including support for our ground-breaking acute care for elders (ACE) unit, to an incredible $5.5 million, and puts his cumulative support of Mount Sinai at over $6 million.  This most recent gift further propels Renew Sinai, the largest campaign in Mount Sinai’s history, that will see the transformation of its facilities and growth of its internationally recognized clinical and research programs.

“Mount Sinai is a vital resource for our entire community, and frequently leads this province and city in redefining patient care. Whether it is caring for the elderly as inpatients or in the emergency department, or ensuring that our facilities are patient and family focused, Mount Sinai Hospital is the leader in its field, and I am grateful that I can help support this leadership,” noted Mr. Rubinoff.

Mr. Rubinoff’s Renew Sinai gift is just one example of a long history of leadership with Mount Sinai, which began in 1982.  He has served on both the Hospital and Foundation board of directors, is a past Chair of the Foundation, is currently the Foundation’s Vice Chair, and is leading the Elder Care Campaign Cabinet.

“We are so grateful for Bob’s incredible philanthropic support and for his tireless efforts to champion our great organization,” said Brent Belzberg, Mount Sinai Hospital Foundation Management Board & Governing Council Chairman, who also co-chairs the Hospital’s Renew Sinai Campaign.

This gift caps off several major gift announcements recently made by Mount Sinai. “There is a palpable feeling in the community that something special is happening at Mount Sinai and I feel confident that Bob’s gift will further inspire more support and build momentum to contribute to our great hospital,” said Mr. Belzberg.