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Going Above and Beyond

By Rochelle Benoit

If you ask people at Conestoga College Institute of Advanced Learning and Technology, they will tell you that what happens there goes well beyond vocational skills. Students’ understanding of employability and volunteerism is of equal importance to their coursework. Conestoga helps to educate people on who they are, and what role they can play in the future of our community.


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A New Direction

By Rochelle Benoit

The history of the Catholic Community Foundation of Waterloo Region (CCFOWR) dates back to the 1970’s when they, in the absence of government support, actively raised funds to assist in the hiring of teaching staff and development of learning spaces for the local Catholic secondary schools. A major fundraising campaign took place, successfully reaching their goal of $1M.


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Supporting The Arts Through The Decades

By Rochelle Benoit

Keith and Winifred Shantz have been long-time supporters of both The KWCF and this community. So when it came time to look at establishing a legacy of philanthropy, they looked no further than the community foundation.


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Giving Back

By Rochelle Benoit

Around 1997, Eric Misch read about the work of The KWCF in a local paper. That’s where the story of the Eric and Muriel Misch Family Fund begins. After speaking with his wife Muriel, Eric connected with then Community Foundation Executive Director, Jane Humphries to discuss how working with The Foundation could help them leave a lasting legacy in their community.


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Preserving Our River

By Rochelle Benoit

People associate the Grand River with calm, serenity, and a spot to relax or get a break from a long day at work. Local residents visit the river to kayak, canoe, fish, or even to hike along its shores.


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Keeping Up Tradition

By Rochelle Benoit

One of the things Kathleen Bissett remembers fondly about her parents, Constance and Frederick Landmann, was their dedication to philanthropy. “Each year, they allocated $1000 to be donated to our charity of choice,” recalls Kathleen.


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