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 30 Years Young - "Bridging to Extraordinary"

2017 marks our 30th Anniversary and we're re-branding.

The "Bridging to Extraordinary" initiative was kicked off October 22, 2016 with a community collaboration event held at the Selby Community Hall attended by almost 50 invited representatives from the Napanee and regional community and service organizations, municipalities, businesses, educational institutions, youth support agencies, and others.

Objectives:

  1. Attract and engage a roomful of community and regional representatives who would never afterward be in a position to say they knew little or nothing about our Foundation.
  2. To encourage and create partnerships through which common concerns might be cooperatively addressed. (e.g. create a shared regional volunteer pool; Co-Operate and to share the work and benefits of large-scale fundraisers to lessen the effects of all of us seeking financial and other contributions from a finite availability of donors)
  3. Plumb the knowledge, experiences, and ideas of attendees in the matter of how to go about a re-branding exercise - so as to avoid expending scarce time and resources "reinventing the wheel".
  4. Perhaps in  the doing of 1, 2, and 3 above, assist others attending to gain insights that would benefit their organizations.
  5. Run a professionally "fun" event that the Foundation will be remembered for.

Provided breakfast and lunch, attendees engaged in round-table examinations of various elements of re-branding in general and about our foundation, its operations, and the road forward toward an increased presence and charitable impact in all parts of Lennox and Addington.

At the day's end, the outcome was more than 130 go-forward suggestions and recommendations.

Topping the list was the matter of the foundation's name.

Fully appreciating the years of historical and traditional attachment to the 'Napanee' reference, it was clear that an alteration was needed to effectively promote and operate our County-wide mandate.

Hence, at our 2017 Annual General Meeting, the members of the foundation voted affirmatively to adopt the name "Community Foundation for Lennox and Addington".

This was done with the prior concurrence of Mr. Tim Hogarth on behalf of our founding family.

The process is underway to obtain amended Letters Patent authorizing formal adoption and use of the new name.