10th Anniversary Giving Gala

The Community Foundation of Greater Peterborough celebrated its 10th Anniversary Giving Gala on Saturday January 19 at the Peterborough Golf and Country Club.

At the event, the Community Foundation recognized the leadership of Bill Lockington, of LLF Lawyers, with an appointment as Lifetime Honorary Director. Lockington chaired the Community Foundation’s first Board of Directors. He currently chairs the board of Community Foundations of Canada, and continues to be a tireless supporter of the Community Foundation of Greater Peterborough.

The dream of creating a community foundation began with a small group of community-minded volunteers, and $40 000 from the Peterborough Affordable Housing Foundation, which was winding down at the time. The founding board of directors met in June of 2009. With the support of local philanthropists, the Community Foundation made its first grant in 2011. Since that time, more than $2.1 million has been granted by the Foundation to projects that build community vitality. Focused on the long-term, the Foundation also manages a pool of long term and endowed funds. The investment earnings from this important community asset, valued at $10 million and growing, generate a sustainable stream of grants to enhance the quality of life in the City and County of Peterborough, now, and for generations to come.

The Community Foundation is grateful to the many sponsors, donors and volunteers who supported the 10th Anniversary Giving Gala, and especially for the leadership of Graeme Ross and the team at RBC Wealth Management, the Foundation’s Community Benefactor sponsors.