The “new” Amherstburg Community Foundation (ACF) has been launched and is seeking the support of the community.
The new-look ACF, led by president Richard Peddie, held its official launch last Wednesday night to a packed house in the Libro Centre’s down-stairs community room with four initiatives beingannounced for the first wave of fundraising…
The new Amherstburg Community Foundation is woke - definition: “a slang term, a byword for social awareness”.
Admittedly the term “woke” refers more to issues concerning social and racial justice, but I also believe it can stand for other things that intersect with those two issues. For instance climate change, better parks, walkable streets, civic leadership - things that can make or break the sustainability, healthiness and inclusiveness of communities like Amherstburg.
The Amherstburg Community Foundation laid out its first wave of improvement projects at the Libro Credit Union Centre in Amherstburg before a packed house Wednesday night.
Retired president of Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment Richard Peddie is taking on another presidential role, this time at the head of a nine person board that has already kick-started the campaign with $150,000 of its own money over the next three years.
Richard Peddie is one of the most successful leaders to ever come out of our region! As the former President & CEO of Maple Leafs Sports and Entertainment (Toronto Raptors, Maple Leafs, Marlies & Toronto FC) he is an author, philanthropist and community builder, as demonstrated in his new role as President of the Amherstburg Community Foundation.
It is nice to be back at the Chamber’s annual business excellence awards. I always enjoy saluting organizations and people for their excellent performance. Tonight is our chance to recognize the very best in everything from hospitality, service, non profit, accessibility, entrepreneurial, professional, employer, legacy….