Newburgh resident supports two funds at Community Foundation for Lennox & Addington

(Left to right): Bob Baker, Foundation Executive Director, David Field, donor, and Tom da Silva, Foundation Board President. Photo via Community Foundation of Lennox & Addington.

Newburgh resident David Field has donated a generous $32,500 to the Community Foundation for Lennox & Addington to create a fund to support causes with a focus on Environmental Action and/or Poverty Alleviation, and a second fund to create a student award for Indigenous students pursuing post-secondary school education.

“The Field Family Fund will focus on supporting projects and causes in Lennox & Addington that address environmental issues and the relief of poverty in our most vulnerable communities,” said Field, who is also Foundation Board Director. “With this donation, I hope to make a difference by contributing funds close to home and inspiring others to join me in supporting local causes through the Community Foundation.”

“The Community Foundation has identified the environment, poverty reduction, and healthcare as high-priority issues requiring support to meet local needs,” added Bob Baker, Executive Director of the Community Foundation. “We are grateful to David and his family for their generosity and leadership.”

In addition to the Field Family fund, the Mary Jo Field Indigenous Student Award Fund has also been established by Field in remembrance of his wife Mary Jo, according to a release from the Community Foundation.

“This award is designed to help those students who share our family’s values of hard work and education and take the next step to a post-secondary school education,” Field said. “This annual $2,500 award is open to all Indigenous high school students residing in Lennox & Addington attending post-secondary

The Community Foundation for Lennox & Addington is a registered charity with a mission to provide a “never-ending resource for charitable causes in Lennox & Addington by building endowment funds that respond to the needs of our community today, tomorrow, and for future generations to come,” according to the organization.

Established in 1987, the Community Foundation solicits donations from individuals, businesses, and service organizations to fulfill its mission. Since its inception, the Foundation has distributed $1.6 million to charitable causes, including $710,680 in scholarships and bursaries to local post-secondary students. The Foundation manages 41 funds.

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