First introduced in 1994, the annual Light Up a Life campaign has raised more than $2.9 million and funded a variety of equipment for NHH...
Laura McCracken Ebbrell Chair Signature/3rd Party Events
Born in London, ON, and having lived in Toronto, Laura moved to Cobourg as a young girl. After graduating from Queen’s University with a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education, Laura taught high school music, English and Special Education in Red Lake and Port Hope before staying home to raise her sons, James and John.
Volunteerism has played a significant role in Laura’s life. The long list of organizations she has served includes Women in Crisis(now known as Cornerstone Family Violence Prevention Centre), Trinity College School Guild, Cobourg District General Hospital, Habitat for Humanity, Cobourg Library Foundation and St. Michael’s and St. Joseph’s schools.
The hospital is an important organization in Laura’s life. She’s grateful for the care provided to her family over many decades and feels it’s important to give back. This is evidenced by her service for the past six years on the Cabinet of the Foundation’s Annual Gala, having recently completed a three-year term as Chair. In addition to this, Laura is a 30-year volunteer member of the Auxiliary to the Northumberland Hills Hospital, having served in a variety of leadership roles locally, regionally and provincially.