The Victoria Foundation’s annual Donor Tea event is a chance to recognize some of the best and brightest leaders in our community, both those just starting out and those inspiring the younger generations through their hard work and commitment.

The Leadership Award recognizes an organization that demonstrates both exemplary community leadership and a commitment to organizational excellence. The recipient organization also receives a grant to use as they wish, from the Victoria Quality Council Legacy Fund.

Community Foundations of Canada President Ian Bird

For 2019, the award was presented to artsREACH, an organization committed to providing high-quality visual and performing arts training to young children, regardless of their financial means. They deliver free workshops, taught by professional artists, actors and dancers, in public elementary schools identified as having a high percentage of low-income families.

Award recipients and presenters Jaylynn Barth (back row left), Don Evans, Ian Bird, Whitey Mitchell (artsREACH board member), Tessa Rehill, Sandra Richardson (left front), Andrew Beckerman and Dr. Grace Wong Sneddon.

© 2016 artsREACH

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