Pictured L-R: Lindsay McDermott, HSLM Capital Campaign Director; Tom Tomljenovic, SBM Associate II; Erica Willick CPA, CA, HSLM Director of Finance; Aaron Strik, SBM Principal; Steve Ryall, HSLM Executive Director; Kerri McLaurin, SBM Mechanical Tech III; and Tony Bliss, HSLM Director of Operations.
Strik Baldinelli Moniz; Civil, Structural, Mechanical, Electrical Engineers (SBM), who are integral partners of HSLM in the planning of Old Oak Animal Campus, have provided an elevated philanthropic contribution of $100,000.
Strik Baldinelli Moniz; Civil, Structural, Mechanical, Electrical Engineers (SBM) is an established multi-disciplinary engineering firm with offices in London and Kitchener, providing engineering services to a variety of private and public sector clients across Ontario.
We asked SBM to share how they began their relationship with HSLM and what led to them becoming inspired to provide such a generous donation to the New Home. New Hope. capital campaign:
“The opportunity to work with the Humane Society was first presented when Mike Baldinelli (SBM) met Steve Ryall (HSLM) and they began discussing the project. The fact that SBM can provide Design and Engineering services all under one roof was seen as a benefit to HSLM, and we knew immediately that we shared common values and wanted to work with them to bring their vision to life. HSLM really put their trust in us to assist them with this project and to provide our input and ideas, so we wanted to return that trust and invest in what they do for our community.
Giving back has always been important to SBM, but it wasn’t until we started working with HSLM that we were able to get an idea of just how many services they provide to animals and to our community. What they do has a huge impact on our city and their services align with our company’s values and our core beliefs. We feel privileged to be part of this project and to bring the ideas and concepts that HSLM already had into action, and to add some of our own. The entire SBM team has worked together as a team with HSLM to provide a safe and functional building designed for the staff, volunteers, and animals.
As we evolve as a company, we’re going to be putting community involvement at our forefront. We are excited for future opportunities to volunteer with HSLM as they continue to grow and further improve the lives of the people and animals within our city. We feel that a house is not a home without a pet. This new building and its amenities will help even more animals find their forever homes and we’re so glad to be part of the process.”
– Strik Baldinelli Moniz; Civil, Structural, Mechanical, Electrical Engineers
This gift on behalf of SBM marks a big step forward in helping to make our New Home. New Hope. capital campaign goal of $10 million become a reality.
As a state-of-the-art, 37,000 sq ft facility, Old Oak Animal Campus will dramatically improve animal welfare and offer a significant increase in public spaces and programs to better serve the community. With this new home, we will have the ability to comfortably house over 400 animals and provide much needed services for the community including a low-cost Companion Animal Hospital, Education Center & more!
If you share SBM’s passion for the future of animal welfare in your community, we encourage you to learn more about our New Home. New Hope. capital campaign and consider making a financial contribution.
There are many opportunities for partnership within the new facility, including room naming and plaquing recognition. Visit www.newhomenewhope.ca/waystogive to review all of the giving options or contact Lindsay at firstname.lastname@example.org