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Mississauga Corporate Leaders Took to the Dance Floor for Community

Mississauga, ON, November 6, 2019: The Community Foundation of Mississauga hosted their seventh annual gala fundraiser, made possible by many sponsors who extended their support including LiUNA Local 183, Goldblatt Partners, Cavalluzzo LLP, Grant Thornton, and BDO. Collectively from donors, stars and guests the Foundation raised just over $115,000 net dollars. Over the years the event has raised more than $620,000!

More than 440 guests attended the event fashioned after the popular TV show, this red carpet affair extended an exclusive evening complete with glitz, glamour, show-stopping dance numbers and more sequins then you can count. Held at the Mississauga Convention Centre, the cocktail reception kicked off the festivities at 5:30 p.m. Well known emcees for the evening Adrienne Fish and Norm Murray took the stage at 6:30 p.m. as VIPs and guests took their seats around the dance floor to enjoy a gourmet dinner. Mayor Bonnie Crombie and former Mayor Hazel McCallion were also in attendance.

The six high-profile executives stepped up to the competition including; David Shaw, Owner & Managing Director of Nurse Next Door; Shelley White, CEO, Responsible Gambling Council; John Digby, Senior A/M Commercial, Retail & Business Services at RBC; Jaime Cortez, Executive Board Member, CECOF Coordinator at LiUNA 183; Dr. Ian Dawe, Chief, Mental Health at Trillium Health Partners; and Joty Pannu, General Manager of Sauga Radio 960.
These ‘Stars’ of the event paired with a professional dancer from Arthur Murray Dance Studio in Mississauga, each performed one choreographed, ballroom style dance during the evening’s festivities. Dancing to raise funds for the community, the Stars were cheered on by an enthralled audience ever since they made their grand entrance in fancy new cars compliments of Audi Mississauga and walked across the red carpet for a grand entrance.

 

Community Foundation's 2017 Grant Cycle Closes

Mississauga, ON – July 10, 2017 – The Community Foundation of Mississauga is pleased to announce that more than $875,000 was granted to 73 charities across Mississauga through the Foundation’s 2017 Granting Round. 
“Our donors are deeply committed to our community,” said Anne Marie Peirce, President & CEO of the Community Foundation of Mississauga. “Through our grants, they support a broad array of organizations whose important work impacts our community every day in real and tangible ways”.

The Community Foundation of Mississauga is proud to work with donors from across the city in order to make these important grants to worthy organizations. The funding provided from our generous supporters has allowed the Foundation to grant over $8.4 million dollars to our community since 2001. The grants reach vital, hopeful, essential and creative programs consistent with the Foundation’s mandate. The programs receiving grants this year build community, sustain, teach, promote health, settle newcomers and inspire creativity. From providing shelter and sustenance, health and education, supporting arts and culture and preserving heritage and the environment, the Foundation’s grant monies are put into action by essential charities that contribute to making Mississauga a thriving community.

 

Community Foundation’s 2017 Spring Grant Cycle Opens

Mississauga, ON, March 1, 2017:  Registered charitable organizations serving people in Mississauga can now apply for a grant through the Community Foundation of Mississauga 2017 spring grant program. Applications and full details about the funds receiving applications are available through the Foundation’s website www.CFofM.org and visiting the pages for grant seekers.

“Ensuring community vitality has been our purpose, promise and passion since 2001 when we started connecting donors to community needs and opportunities” says Anne Marie Peirce, President & CEO of the Community Foundation of Mississauga.  “Through the support of our generous donors and our annual grants to the charitable sector, we help build strong and resilient places to live, work and play, and where everyone can have a chance to succeed” 

Community Foundation of Mississauga Honoured as 2011 Non-Profit of the Year

Mississauga, ON, October 24, 2011: The Mississauga Board of Trade recently announced the winners of the 2011 Business Awards of Excellence and included in these awards was the announcement of the Community Foundation of Mississauga as the Non-Profit Organization of the Year. Presented annually, these awards honour the efforts and accomplishments of Mississauga businesses, organizations and business people that have exemplified outstanding leadership, success and contributions to the economic and social well-being of Mississauga.