SMART AND CARING FUND
In 2017 the Foundation launched a new fund, designed to celebrate Canada's 150th birthday, and created in honour of His Excellency, the Governor General of Canada, David Johnston. And as the Governor General reminded us, "a caring community is one that recognizes that the measure of any society's success lies in its ability to help others, particularly the vulnerable and marginalized among us.
The fund wasa seeded with an initial contribution of $50,000 from a bequest to the Foundation from the estate to this fund. To celebrate the launch of this fund, an initial contribution of $10,000 was made by the Foundation's Board of Directors with matching the funding from the Martin estate.
The Smart and Caring Fund provides a wonderful opportunity for others to join with the Foundation in the celebration of philanthropy and to directly support the many agencies that work to improve the lives of our most vulnerable citizens. We hope that this initial contribution is only the beginning, and that other citizens from across the community join us to build a fund that will speak to the compassion and caring that all of us have for those in need.