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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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Amy Hallman Snyder Award - KW Arts Awards

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The K-W Arts Awards announced a new category for 2008 - the Amy Hallman Snyder Award for textile, fibre and quilting arts.


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Carrying On a Legacy, the Sharon and Paul Good Fund

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Both Paul and Sharon Good were inspired at an early age to give back to their community. "It feels good to carry on the legacy of giving that was taught to us by our parents," says Sharon.


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Helping others less fortunate has always been a passion for David and Susan Bender. So much so, that even when their own children were small, each member of the Bender family sponsored a child from a third world country. That tradition of giving is still alive and well today.


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Just over four years ago, BMO Harris Private Banking and Community Foundations of Canada launched Supporting Your Community, the first philanthropic collaboration between a major Canadian financial institution and community foundations.


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The Unsung Heroes Fund

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Thirty-six years ago, Horace Coelho bought a one-way ticket from India to Montreal to seek a better life. Unfortunately, Canada was facing a major recession in 1972 and he had a difficult time finding employment and accomodations. Luckily Horace was introduced to "Hazel" - a poor widow living in the suburbs. She welcomed Horace into her home, providing him with food, shelter and much needed support.


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Committing to the Community with BF Goodrich

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In 1976, the charter members of the BF Goodrich Foremen's Club made a commitment to their community.

Thirty years later, as the Foremen's Club closed in July 2006, the remaining members delivered on that commitment with a $280,000 gift to the Kitchener-Waterloo Community Foundation.


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John R. Robins Fund: A Legacy of Music

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For fifty years, John Robins dedicated himself to Waterloo Region's marching band community.

He was deeply involved in several local corps such as the The Flying Dutchmen Senior and Junior Drum & Bugle Corps, The NorthStar from Kitchener-Waterloo, The DutchBoy Cadets, and The DutchBoy Drum and Bugle Corps. He also played a founding role in other regional groups such as The Kiwanis Kavaliers and The Ventures.


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