2017 Guardian Angels Cynthya & Ken Schmidt Honoured at Annual Gala

March 08, 2017

On Saturday, March 4th, 2017 Cynthya & Ken Schmidt joined The Children's Foundation Guardian Angel family as they were honoured in front of a record 330 guests at the Foundation's Annual Gala which raised a record amount of $136,000!  The Guardian Angel Award was created 17 years ago to recognized philanthropic leadership of individual(s) and groups.

Gala Co-Chairs, Sherry Archer & Martha Farrell commented, “The night was truly magical. We were honoured and humbled by the generosity of our community, who once again, supported The Children’s Foundation so we can continue to provide support for children and youth in our area. “

The Children’s Foundation Executive Director Connie Reid remarked, “12 years ago Cynthya & Ken moved into our community, and ever since their arrival, have chosen to support area children in a variety of ways  such as: Learn to Skate programs; Quinte Sailability; YMCA programs; scholarships; sending children to camp.  They fully embrace the Foundation’s mission which is to educate and inspire our community to effect change and to bring people and financial resources together to improve the quality of life for children and youth who are at risk in our communities."

The Children’s Foundation (TCF) has been serving children and youth in Hastings County since 1991, and, in 2015, expanded to include Northumberland & Prince Edward Counties.  The Children’s Foundation is an autonomous organization governed by its own Board of Directors and is the charitable arm of Highland Shores Children’s Aid (HSCA).  Additionally, TCF offers programs for families who are living in poverty with no affiliation to HSCA.  Programs and services aim to educate and inspire members  of the communities they serve and to effect change that bring people and financial resources together to improve the quality of life for at risk children and youth.

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