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  Cooking up support for Olympians
PAUL WALDIE  

Saturday, May 23, 2015

The gift: Creating Gold Medal PlatesThe cause: Canadian Olympic FoundationWhen Vancouver was awarded the 2010 Winter Olympics in 2003, Karen Blair and her husband Stephen Leckie wanted to do something to celebrate.
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Skills-training centre for disabled adults 'a dream'
PAUL WALDIE  

Saturday, May 16, 2015

The gift: Co-founding DANI; Developing And Nurturing IndependenceThe reason: To provide skills training for disabled adults .When Kathy Laszlo's disabled son Dani was about to leave high school a few years ago, she worried about his future.
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'Opera groupie' hits the right note with donations The donor Elizabeth Wirth
PAUL WALDIE  

Saturday, May 09, 2015

The gift: $7.5-millionThe cause: McGill UniversityThe reason: To fund the music schoolWhen Elizabeth Wirth was growing up in Austria, her grandparents introduced her to opera and she got hooked.
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Report on Business unveils new look
Paul Waldie  

Thursday, May 07, 2015

The Globe and Mail's Report on Business has been Canada's leading source of business news for decades. And - building on our rich tradition and trusted reputation - we now have even more to offer readers.
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She's 92 and still supporting her husband's dream
PAUL WALDIE  

Saturday, May 02, 2015

The gift: Helping to create the Toronto FoundationThe reason: To fund community projectsFrances Deacon's husband, Fraser, spent much of his life trying to start a community foundation in Toronto.
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Widow's annual walk eases discussion of mental health
PAUL WALDIE  

Saturday, April 25, 2015

The gift: Creating James' JourneyThe cause: To raise money for Delisle Youth ServicesJames Muir never let on to his family that he was struggling with mental-health issues. When he died by suicide three years ago, his family was left trying to cope with the loss.
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Paying the kindness of Canadians forward
PAUL WALDIE  

Saturday, April 18, 2015

The gift: Creating the Children of Vietnam Benevolent Foundation .The reason: To fund educational programs in Vietnam .When Nhung Tran-Davies and her family fled Vietnam in the late 1970s, they ended up in a refugee camp in Malaysia.
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Hitting the slopes for Red Door family shelter
PAUL WALDIE  

Saturday, April 11, 2015

The gift: Creating Lift Your Spirits Ski DayThe reason: To raise money for several charitiesA few years ago, Gary Miller was having lunch with some colleagues in the construction industry when the conversation turned to raising money for charity.
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Calgary couple act locally and globally for United Way
PAUL WALDIE  

Saturday, April 04, 2015

The gift: $1.5-million and climbingThe cause: The United Way in Calgary and globallyIn 1988, a friend talked Larry Macdonald into making some fundraising phone calls on behalf of the United Way in Calgary. Mr.
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Firefighter biking around the world for cancer research
PAUL WALDIE  

Saturday, March 28, 2015

The gift: Raising $20,000 and climbing .The cause: The Canadian Cancer Society .The reason: To fund research into lung, prostate and breast cancer .When Rudy Pospisil was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2000, doctors feared the cancer had spread throughout his body.
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HEROS saves the day for young people in need
PAUL WALDIE  

Saturday, March 21, 2015

The gift: Creating HEROS, Hockey Education Reaching Out SocietyThe reason: To provide life skills programs for at-risk young people .Several years ago, Terron Falk was talking with his friend Norm Flynn about his experiences at a hockey program while growing up when Mr. Flynn came up with a suggestion.
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Changing the lives of Chinandega's children
PAUL WALDIE  

Saturday, March 14, 2015

The gift: Creating Waves of HopeThe reason: To fund educational and health programs in NicaraguaWhen Jamie Collum, Ben Orton and Earl Cahill graduated from the University of Ottawa in 2002, they travelled to different parts of the world.
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Skating party honours wife and mom lost to diabetes
PAUL WALDIE  

Saturday, March 07, 2015

The gift: Raising $1-million and climbingThe cause: Diabetes Hope Foundation, Markham Stouffville HospitalThe reason: To fund programs for people living with diabetesWhen Tracey Rubinoff lost her long battle with complications related to Type 1 diabetes, her family wanted to do something in her memory.
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Disco dancing their way to a Sick Kids donation
PAUL WALDIE  

Saturday, February 28, 2015

The gift: Raising $600,000 and climbingThe cause: Toronto's Hospital for Sick ChildrenThe reason: To support leukemia researchWhen Frank and Martina Damiano's son turned 4, the family received some frightening news; doctors diagnosed young Antonio with leukemia.
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Young nephews become young publishers for cancer fight
PAUL WALDIE  

Saturday, February 21, 2015

The gift: Raising $2,500 and climbing The cause: Alberta Cancer FoundationWhen Michael and John Brown's aunt Ruth was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, the boys decided they had to do something to help.
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Teacher of global citizenship helps Ugandan orphans
PAUL WALDIE  

Saturday, February 14, 2015

The gift: Founding Children of Hope Uganda .The reason: To help children in war-torn parts of Uganda .Laura Pitcher spent years teaching development issues at a Toronto high school when she finally decided to head to Africa in 2007 to help build a school in Uganda.
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Couple give hospice a hand to help more people nearing end of life
PAUL WALDIE  

Saturday, January 31, 2015

The gift: $750,000The cause: Foothills Country HospiceEver since the Foothills Country Hospice opened in 2008 near their home in Okotoks, Alta., Doug and Susan Ramsay have helped out as volunteers and strong supporters.
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A bad hair day is all for the good
PAUL WALDIE  

Saturday, January 24, 2015

The gift: Raising $500,000The cause: The Princess Margaret Cancer FoundationEver since he was a teenager, Harley Mintz has had long hair, sometimes letting it run halfway down his back.
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Tech firm's staff support charities of their choice
PAUL WALDIE  

Saturday, January 17, 2015

The Gift: More than $400,000 and climbingThe Causes: Various charitiesShortly after Glen Demetrioff and his wife, Sharon, founded Winnipeg-based DMT Development Systems Group Inc. in 1996, they began talking to employees about how to donate money to local charities.
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Fulfilling dreams of education
PAUL WALDIE  

Saturday, January 10, 2015

The Gift: Founding Building Walls of Wisdom .The Reason: To build schools in Africa, Asia and South America .After graduating from Queen's University with a teaching degree in 2000, Geoff Morgan headed overseas to launch his career. He spent the next 14 years teaching in Europe, South America and the Middle East before returning to his home in Newmarket, Ont., north of Toronto.
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Agency lets staff choose the worthy causes
PAUL WALDIE  

Saturday, January 03, 2015

The gift: $25,000The causes: Ten Toronto-area charitiesWhen Toronto-based marketing agency Ariad Communications hit its 25th anniversary, the company's 130 employees wanted to do something novel to mark the occasion.
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Doctor provides health care for the uninsured
PAUL WALDIE  

Saturday, December 27, 2014

The Donor: Dr. Paul CaulfordThe Gift: Co-founding the Scarborough Community Volunteer ClinicThe Reason: To provide health care to medically uninsured new CanadiansIn 1999, Dr. Paul Caulford came across a teenager with a lifethreatening illness who had been turned away from a Toronto hospital because she did not have health coverage. The teenager had been sponsored to Canada by relatives who were supposed to pay for her coverage until she became eligible in Ontario. But her sponsorship had broken down and she was on her own.
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Couple spread the love for open adoptions
PAUL WALDIE  

Saturday, December 20, 2014

The gift: Raising $120,000 and climbingThe cause: Adoption OptionsWhen Bruce Sellery and his husband, Dennis Garnhum, decided to adopt a child a few years ago, they didn't know where to start. Eventually, they found out about Adoption Options, a Calgary-based agency that works with expectant parents and prospective adoptive parents, including same-sex couples, through an open process that keeps all sides fully informed.
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Retired lawyer fills 'huge need' with Care
PAUL WALDIE  

Saturday, December 13, 2014

The gift: $500,000The cause: Care CanadaThe reason: To fund development projects around the worldWhen Douglas Stollery was considering retiring from his job as general counsel at Edmonton-based PCL Constructors Inc. last year, he began looking for something to help occupy his time.
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Here comes the sun
PAUL WALDIE  

Saturday, December 06, 2014

The Gift: Co-founding SunFarmerThe Cause: To provide solar power to schools and hospitals in Nepal .Jason Gray spent about five years working in the solar power industry in Canada before deciding to do something more ambitious: bring solar power to developing countries.
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