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  Supporting LGBT students
PAUL WALDIE  

Saturday, July 25, 2015

The gift: $25,000The cause: The University of SaskatchewanThe reason: To fund a scholarship for LGBT law studentsW hen Brad Berg and Brian Rolfes were growing up in Saskatchewan, there weren't many gay role models in their communities.
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Financiers turned fundraisers
PAUL WALDIE  

Saturday, July 18, 2015

''The gift: Raising $1-million and climbing''The cause:The Ottawa Hospital Foundation''One day a few years ago, Andrew Frank and Richard Shantz began talking about Parkinson's disease and how the illness had affected so many people close to them.
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Travelling Boobs, Bums and Brains conquer 25 kilometres for cancer
PAUL WALDIE  

Saturday, July 11, 2015

The gift: Helping to raise $120,000 so farThe cause: Toronto's Princess Margaret Cancer CentreAfter doctors told Debbie Burns she had a cancerous tumour in her brain, she spent nearly seven years battling the disease, enduring countless rounds of chemotherapy and going in and out of remission.
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Changing the world, one well at a time
PAUL WALDIE  

Saturday, July 04, 2015

The gift: Raising $25,500The cause: The Water for Life InitiativeThe reason: To bring fresh water to millions of people in needStephen Mallory was in church one Sunday morning when he heard a presentation by a woman who was raising money to build water wells in the developing world.
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Crushing cancer one party at a time
PAUL WALDIE  

Saturday, June 27, 2015

The Gift: Co-founding Cancer CrusherThe Cause: Alberta Cancer FoundationA couple of years ago, a friend took Zachary Novak to a kickoff celebration in Calgary for Joe's Team, a triathlon event that raises money for cancer research.
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Financial adviser embarks on Epic ride for diabetes
PAUL WALDIE  

Saturday, June 20, 2015

The Gift: Helping raise $40,000 and climbingThe Cause: Canadian Diabetes AssociationAndy Kovacs has always enjoyed sports, swimming and karate in particular. But until a year or so ago, he had not done much cycling.
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Lawyer recruits team, donations for dental project
PAUL WALDIE  

Saturday, June 13, 2015

The Gift: Recruiting Canadian dentists for Jamaica's 1000 Smiles ProjectThe Reason: To help impoverished people get dental careMichael Carabash was attending an awards ceremony last year in Toronto when he heard a presentation by a dentist who had volunteered extensively in developing countries.
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Manitoba immigrant rebuilds, expands schools in Laotian homeland
PAUL WALDIE  

Saturday, June 06, 2015

The gift: Creating School for Kids in LaosThe reason: To refurbish schools in LaosA few years ago, Thongsay Phanlouvong took his family on a trip to Laos to show them where he grew up and went to school.
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Love of ballet spurs couple to fund Le Petit Prince
PAUL WALDIE  

Saturday, May 30, 2015

The gift: $2-millionThe cause: National Ballet of CanadaThe reason: To fund a production of Le Petit PrinceEmmanuelle Gattuso has loved ballet ever since she was a sixyear-old girl trying to learn how to pirouette.
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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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