Peterborough’s uniquely local blend of city and country living drew Ray Dart and his partner Krista English back to the area in the 1990s, where they connected to a strong community of friends and neighbours and stayed to work and raise their family.

Community has always been important to Ray and Krista. In their personal and professional lives, they have made many contributions to the Peterborough community with involvement in organizations such as GreenUP, Trent University, ReFrame Film Festival, Community Futures Peterborough, FourCAST and Peterborough Singers. As philanthropists, Ray and Krista are supporting the long-term vitality of the arts in Peterborough. With a monthly donation to the Arts & Culture Field of Interest Fund at the Community Foundation, they are supporting arts organizations today and helping to build a sustainable community resource that will ensure arts and culture will thrive in our community for years to come.