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Portrait of Kayla Chadwick

In Memory of a Family Member

Make Your Mark Foundation in Memory of Kayla Chadwick (a field of interest fund) On December 12, 2019 Kayla Chadwick suffered a seizure in the middle of the night, one she was unable to over-come.  Sadly, Kayla passed away in her sleep at the age of ten. Although never formally diagnosed with Epilepsy, it was …

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Portrait of John and Sally Wismer

Giving Now and Giving Later

Wismer Fund for the Arts (Field of Interest Fund) In setting up the Wismer Fund for the Arts at the Guelph Community Foundation, and at the same time making provisions in their wills for a future bequest to that fund, John and Sally Wismer (photo left) wanted to give back to the community in which they have lived and …

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Portrait of Hugh and Lorna Guthrie

Preserving the Past, Nurturing the Present and Anticipating the Future

Hugh and Lorna Guthrie Fund (donor advised fund) Hugh and Lorna Guthrie (photo left) were modest and very private people. Having both grown up in Guelph they loved the City and believed deeply in everyone’s responsibility to contribute to the community. Throughout their lives they did just that in various pursuits which included business, a legal practice, …

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Portrait of Glenn D. Peirson and family

Creating a Lasting Legacy

Dr. Glenn D. Peirson Fund for the Arts (donor advised fund) Glenn was a fan of writer and philosopher Soren Kierkegaard who said, “Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards”. A few of Glenn’s favourite things included Bach, the Beatles, Elton John (the early years), blueberries, the Grey Cup, Christmas, MAC computers, and …

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Portrait of William K. Greenaway & Anne C. Bawden

The Foundation’s First Fund

William K. Greenaway & Anne C. Bawden Fund (unrestricted named fund) Anne Bawden and Bill Greenaway married in Windsor in 1967. They lived in Nova Scotia, Manitoba and Ontario, but always planned on returning to ‘home territory’. They are among the first contributors to The Guelph Community Foundation and continue to provide support over ten …

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