After a period of reflection, Richard Peddie has resigned from the board and his role as Chair of Toronto Foundation. Richard is pursuing his individual city-building work, particularly in the run-up to municipal elections next year. We thank him for his many contributions, especially for his leadership in the creation of a new vision for the organization and our three-year strategic plan. We look forward to continuing to support his and Colleen’s philanthropy through the Richard and Colleen Peddie Foundation at Toronto Foundation.
We are delighted to welcome Bill MacKinnon as our new Board Chair. Bill has served on Toronto Foundation’s board for eight years and has served as Chair of our Finance and Audit Committee. Bill was previously CEO and chair of KPMG and has a wide variety of corporate and nonprofit board experience. We were first introduced to Bill through our previous Board Chair Emeritus Martin Connell. Bill brings his steady hand, and keen sense of humour to everything he does.
On his commitment to city-building Bill says, “I am very lucky and have been very fortunate, whereas other members of our society have not had the same opportunities, they both need and deserve our respect and help. Philanthropy is a necessary part of us ensuring we can do that.”