Each year the UWCM Foundation renews its challenging commitment to raise funds to support higher education, and women in need in our community. Thankfully, our members, friends and supporters continue to value this mission. Our main fundraising event, held June 3, proved to be both a financial and a uniquely entertaining success. We were truly captivated by the National Circus School of Canada graduates: tumblers, jugglers and clowns delighted us. Gravity-defying aerial performers mesmerized us. We all left TOHU in awe!

The 2015–2016 Foundation Fundraising Committee raised a total of $12,000 and the Foundation Trustees distributed funds as follows:

$5,000 Concordia University
$1,000 Atwater Library
$1,000 Auberge Shalom
$1,000 Elizabeth House

$1,000 Betsy Barber Fund
$1,000 Auberge Madeleine
$1,000 Chez Doris
$1,000 Native Women’s Centre of Montreal

I wish to thank both the Fundraising Committee members and the Foundation Trustees for their enthusiasm and splendid work. And a heartfelt thank-you goes to all who contributed!

My best wishes to Liz Annesley and Donna Jensen, who will co-lead the 2016–2017 Foundation.

Dominique Racanelli
2015–2016 Foundation President