We hope this finds you well and enjoying these beautiful summer days. Although this is usually a bit of a quiet season for the Foundation, there’s lots of news to let you in on. Read on…
First off, our summer campership program has been really successful! To date, we have sent over 125 kids to both residential and day camps. Summer camp experiences can be hugely impactful and life changing for kids - we’re so excited to continue to be able to provide these experiences for Muskoka kids that may not have otherwise had the opportunity. A big thanks to the Rizzuto family and their supporters for once again supporting this CFM program through the Toni Lynn Rizzuto Campership Fund. And thanks as well to the over 20 camps and community partners who have worked closely with us to help make this happen.
The CFM board and staff has seen some recent changes. We’re so pleased to announce that 2 board members have stepped into executive positions - Casey Jacob as the new Chair of the Board and Mark Janke as vice-chair. We’re also pleased to welcome Val Newland and Jodi McDaniel to the Board as well - both bring a wealth of community based experience that will be hugely beneficial to the CFM. We’re sad to see Cheryl Cooper and Julie Medley retire from the board. Cheryl has been with us for many years in many capacities including Board President. They will both be missed but will continue to support the CFM as ‘Friends of the Foundation’. Finally, welcome to Patti Lyons who has recently been hired as the first, “Fund Development Manager’. There’s lots of excitement and great energy around the CFM table!!
Finally, we hope to see you at our upcoming pub night and fund raiser at Sawdust City Brewing Company in Gravenhurst on Saturday August 19th. The night will be filled with a fun and engaging Trivia contest, dancing to the Tobin Spring band, a fabulous silent auction and a chance to connect and socialize with friends and the CFM to support local kids living in under-resourced families. Tickets are on sale on our website at childrenofmuskoka.com.
Take care and thanks again for all your support for the Foundation. See you at Sawdust City in August!