One of the most talked about local events, the third annual Dancing with Mississauga Stars gala was held on Friday November 6, 2015 at the Mississauga Convention Centre.
This year five stars have accepted the challenge to raise essential funds for the Foundation while learning one ballroom dance. They performed their chosen dance in front of the audience on gala night. These brave stars were Tim Beckett, Fire Chief of Mississauga; Lauren Bernardi, Principal, Bernardi Human Resource Law; Dorothy Guerra, Owner Birth Yoga Studio, Susanne Seelig-Mense, Partner The Wine Ladies; and Cliff Silveira, Director of Operations, Mississauga Convention Centre.
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What We Do?
All Community Foundations share three roles. We;
- bring donors to the table as community builders, and help them formulate and realize their philanthropic goals, matching their interests and concerns with community needs and organizations, and finding innovative and responsible ways to give their investments lasting impact.
- take the broadest view of what a community is and what it needs to succeed. This is why our grants support everything from shelter, sustenance and care for those most in need, to recreation, the arts, and the environment.
- take the long-term view for our communities: we identify long-term needs and opportunities and invest in sustainable solutions, helping our communities become resilient, resourceful, and ready for the future they want.
Community foundations work with donors to create their charitable legacy. No matter the gift size, our donors know they are helping to create a permanent endowment for the community, with the investment earnings distributed to the broadest range of charitable initiatives in the community.
A Community Foundation is not the object of a donor’s philanthropy but rather seeks to provide donors with the information, resources and tools to accomplish their charitable goals.
Each Community Foundation is autonomous and governed by a Board of Directors made up of community-minded leadership. Yet, they are linked and supported by Community Foundations of Canada’s strong national network; www.communityfoundations.ca.
Susanne’s performance with professional dancer Ciro Delgado. Asi se baila il tango…(Veronica Verdier) Bailongoht