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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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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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