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A Legacy for One Family

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Education, arts & culture, and physical fitness & wellbeing. These are the three areas important to Lois Norris and her family. So important, in fact, that Lois, her husband Len Van Wonderen, and their son have established a bequest to support these issues at The Kitchener and Waterloo Community Foundation (KWCF).


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Do Unto Others

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Like many, Rosalind and Dieter Kays feel they are blessed to live in this community. And, they think it's only proper to pass some of those blessings back to others who have not been so fortunate.

Their strong personal values and deep-seated faith have inspired them to take an active role in supporting a number of causes including their church and local and international relief organizations.


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Give Until It Feels Good

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After his late wife passed away in 2004, Brian Fisher knew that he wanted to honour her memory. Christine Fisher was an avid golfer and supporter of the Golf Association of Ontario. While considering a donation in Christine's name to the Golf Association, one of Brian's KPMG colleagues suggested to him that he set up an endowment fund.


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Connecting People to Causes

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A new initiative rallying philanthropists in Waterloo Region has begun. Social Venture Partners Waterloo Region (SVPWR) is a network of community-minded individuals who combine financial contributions and professional skills with a passion for philanthropy.


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Making a Difference

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'Don't just stand by, stand up' was a phrase
passionately used by a remarkable young woman whose life was tragically cut short as a result of a horseback riding accident in May of 2009.


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We Serve

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Lending a helping hand, The Lions Club
of Kitchener is committed to building a stronger community.


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Generous Legacy

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From humble beginnings in a nearby town,
Arthur Edward (Ted) Johnson led a successful business life in Kitchener-Waterloo. A World War II veteran, Ted was employed for more than 42 years in a variety of positions at the Dominion Rubber Company (subsequently Uniroyal), until retiring in 1986.


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A Son's Legacy - Alex Schmidt Memorial Fund

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How does a family deal with the loss of a family member? In 2007, Mike and Suzanna tragically lost their 15 year old son Alex. In an effort to manage their grief and honour their son's memory, Alex's parents, and his brother Jordan, decided to set up a memorial fund at The KWCF.


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The tenants from the University of Waterloo Research + Technology Park have banded together to make a difference in their community now and for the future.


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Our Community's Secret Admirers... - Hughraine Fund

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Increasingly, philanthropists are choosing to provide their charitable donations anonymously so that they can concentrate on the effects of assisting others without making themselves the focal point.

The newly established Hughraine Fund was set up to help improve the lives of those less fortunate.


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