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Rotary Opens 2013 with New Challenge

Wednesday, January 9th, 2013

Neil Etienne via Cottage Country Now Gravenhurst’s largest charitable fund is quickly churning toward its first million dollars. This past Monday, Jan. 7, Gravenhurst Rotary’s Bursary Endowment Fund committee chair Ken Little announced through gentle tears another anonymous $200,000 donation to the fund has been received and if matched by Dec. 31, 2013, it means that […]



Isabel Heels Memorial Bursary and Hospital Foundation Commitment Completed

Rotary Completes 50k Pledge
Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

Neil Etienne via Cottage Country Now It’s a little bit of give and take that makes the world go around. Accepting one generous donation for $25,000 with their right hand and passing out another $10,000 with the left, the Gravenhurst Rotary Club bolstered two community funds Dec. 17, just in time for Christmas. With this […]



Bill and Dora Rathbun Issue Challenge

Thursday, September 20th, 2012

Bill and Dora Rathbun have challenged other members of the community to donate to the Rotary Bursary Endowment Fund. With his donation he sent the following message: ‘Several months ago you announced the exciting news that an anonymous resident had challenged the Rotarians to match his/her donation towards the Rotary Bursary Endowment Fund. I wish […]



Major Donation Rolls Rotary Fund Over

Rotary Bursary Fund Donation September 10, 2012
Monday, September 17th, 2012

Neil Etienne via – Cottage Country Now It’s no small victory for Rotary, for the local impoverished and certainly not for Little. Biting back his tears of joy this past Monday, Sept. 10 during the Rotary Club’s lunchtime meeting, Rotary member Ken Little, chair of the club’s Community Bursary Endowment Fund, announced that thanks to […]



Town Directs Portion of Terrance Haight’s Gift to Rotary Bursary Endowment Fund

Rotary Bursary Endowment Fund Donation August 1, 2012
Wednesday, August 1st, 2012

Terrance Haight in the dark suit gifted over $1,000,000. to the Town of Gravenhurst The late Terence Haight would likely be proud. The first of the late resident’s $1-million-plus donation to the Town of Gravenhurst is in the recipient’s hands, as council members joined with local Rotary members at the Opera House July 30. Mayor […]



Donors hope one good turn will earn another

Rotary Bursary Endowment Fund Donation May 10, 2012
Thursday, May 10th, 2012

Neil Etienne via – Cottage Country Now The Rotary Bursary Endowment Fund has been given the most generous of gifts, and also a challenge for the community for the next year. Members of the local Rotary club’s endowment fund were thrilled to receive a $200,000 anonymous donation with a catch that will hopefully further boost […]



Anonymous $100,000 donation

Rotary Bursary Endowment Fund Donation Feb 2012
Monday, February 6th, 2012

At the  usual Monday afternoon Rotary  luncheon an unusual announcement was made by the Rotary Bursary Endowment Fund’s chairman, Ken Little.    An anonymous donor had provided the Rotary Bursary Endowment fund a cheque in the amount of  $100,000.00.   The announcement was received by a standing ovation of the club members.   The chairman noted this donation would provide for […]



Couple donates $10,000 to Rotary’s bursary fund

Rotary Bursary Endowment Fund Donation December 21, 2012
Wednesday, December 21st, 2011

via – Cottage Country Now The Rotary Bursary Endowment Fund this week received a surprise gift of $10,000 from a local couple wishing to support the Rotary Club of Gravenhurst’s effort to provide post secondary opportunities for students in Gravenhurst. The couple wished to remain anonymous. The donation was gratefully accepted by bursary endowment fund […]



Rotary bursary program receives anonymous $40,000 pledge for fund

Rotary Bursary Endowment Fund - Charity Ball
Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011

Allyson Snelling via – Cottage Country Now Amid the glitz and glamour of Mayor Paisley Donaldson’s Oct. 22 Charity Ball, a significant pledge was made to the Gravenhurst Rotary Bursary Endowment Fund. At the ball, endowment fund chair and Rotarian Ken Little announced the fund had received an anonymous $40,000 pledge. The pledge will be […]



Scottish Trust supports Rotary’s Bursary Fund with $17,000 Gift

Rotary Bursary Endowment Fund Donation August 3, 2011
Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011

Allyson Snelling via – Cottage Country Now The Rotary Club of Gravenhurst has received a substantial donation to its bursary endowment fund from halfway around the world. The club is the proud recipient of 10,700 pounds sterling or approximately $17,000 Canadian from the Christina Mary Hendrie Trust. Perhaps just as intriguing as how this Scottish […]

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