Seniors Association Kingston Region reports that the Larry Gibson Estate Fund has pledged $35,000 to match donations to the organization’s fundraising campaign this year.
“The trustees of the Fund, Graeme Fraser and Jay Rayner, reviewed our operations, activities, and services and realized how closely the Association aligns with the objectives of the Larry Gibson Fund”, said Don Amos, Executive Director of Seniors Association Kingston Region. “Accordingly, this year, they have pledged to match members’ donations up to $35,000. Very exciting news indeed!”
The organization has a donation appeal each fall and 2019’s campaign theme is ‘Help Keep Us Strong‘.
“It’s a great theme, because keeping our Association strong requires two things: people who want to be strong themselves, and people who want to keep the Association strong,” said President Greg Finlayson. “We want the Seniors Association to be here for us and for those who will follow in our footsteps.”
Campaign 2019’s target is $100,000, which Amos concedes is a large amount of money, but points out that only 12 percent of the Association’s budget is through government funding – the remainder is raised through membership and program fees and donations.
“The $35,000 matching donation goes a long way to get us to our goal,” he added. “We are extremely grateful to the Larry Gibson Estate Fund and its trustees.”
The ‘Help Keep Us Strong’ campaign launches on October 1st and continues to the end of the year.
You can donate today at SeniorsKingston.ca or by calling 613-548-7810.
Seniors Association Kingston Region was established in 1976 as a not-for-profit, charitable organization. The Association is a member-owned, volunteer-driven organization and the central body for coordinating activities, providing services, and representing the interest of seniors throughout the greater Kingston area. With more than 5000 members, it operates from The Seniors Centre at 56 Francis Street, Kingston.
Photo (submitted|cropped) – cheque presentation:
Don Amos, Graeme Fraser, Jay Rayner and Greg Finlayson