The Leacock Foundation is grateful for its various partnerships within the Toronto community and beyond. We are very lucky to have partnerships with several individuals and companies who plan and organize fundraising community events, and donate the proceeds to our programs for youth.
Every June, an Annual Gentlemen’s Golf Tournament is held, in which golfers compete for the Ryder Cup. This tournament is competitive but a lot of fun so if you’re an avid golfer we highly recommend you consider joining. Those interested in participating should contact Alan Kouba at 905-890-4466 or [email protected]. But be warned, you have to be able to compete under pressure. All funds from the Ryder Cup are donated to the Leacock Foundation.
B+H Architects’ Annual Charity Golf Tournament
In 2014, B+H Architects held their annual charity golf tournament, and raised over $50,000 for the Leacock Foundation.
The tournament was attended by clients, consultants, contractors and suppliers, who all participated in raising money for the foundation while enjoying a round of golf amongst friends and colleagues.
During the dinner portion of the event, Leacock Foundation Founder and President Peter Oliver spoke on the Foundation’s mission to give new opportunities to young people in high-needs communities, and thanked B+H and all of the tournament participants and prize donors for their contributions. The funds raised will be split between two Leacock programs. Located in Toronto, the Lead Through Trails program provides Grade 5 students with outdoor experiential learning focusing on exploration, creativity, teamwork and reflection. The second program, in South Africa, will add to the Get Ahead Project (GAP) School, providing additional educational enrichment to students in the key areas of math and reading.
Rose Avenue P.S Evening of African Heritage
One of Leacock’s Toronto partner schools, Rose Avenue Junior Public School, hosted an evening of music, theatre, dancing, and poetry at their school, in celebration of African Heritage. Parents, teachers, and members of the community attended and funds raised were donated to the Leacock Foundation.
Branksome Hall Father-Daughter Pancake Breakfast
Every year, a Committee of Branksome Hall Junior School Dads, host a father-daughter pancake breakfast to raise money for the Leacock Foundation. Half of the funds raised go toward supporting Leacock’s LEAP Into Literacy Kortright field trip day and the other half goes toward the Get Ahead Project’s borehole (for access to clean, affordable water) in Queenstown, South Africa.