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But you don't just take.
You've got to build.

Fran Deacon

Wife of the late Fraser Deacon,
Founder of Toronto Foundation

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Martin Connell Spirit of Philanthropy Award

The Martin Connell Spirit of Philanthropy Award was named in honour of Martin Connell who served as Chair of the Board for ten years. Through his leadership and his own philanthropic giving, Martin truly embodies the “Spirit of Philanthropy.”

 

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Martin Connell with 2016 recipients, John and Jan MacIntyre of the Calamor Fund

Award Recipients:

  • Advance the vision of making Toronto the best city in which to live, work, learn, and grow;
  • Have a history of granting locally; and
  • Act as ambassadors/advocates for philanthropy and Toronto Foundation.

 

Past Recipients:

2016: Calamor Fund
2015: Colonel F.H. Deacon Memorial Fund
2014: Jon and Nancy Love Foundation
2013: Bruce Beauchamp Memorial Fund
2012: Griggs Family Foundation
2011: Vandewater Charitable Foundation