We have always felt that we are very fortunate.
Volunteering, charity work, and helping others have been an important part of our families’ history over the years. We wanted to do something that would make a difference, and so in 2014 we decided to set up the Adler & Lipkus Foundation. We are a small family foundation supporting Canadian nonprofit organizations. To date, we have supported 18 different charities and will continue make a difference in the lives of those who need help.
Our goal was to support initiatives and organizations that would target our funds for specific programs and activities, as opposed to donating into the proverbial “pot.” But how does one go about finding just the right places to partner with?
We researched, investigated, and then contacted many exceptional Canadian charities dedicated to helping people across the life cycle and from all walks of life: families, seniors, children at risk, people with disabilities and special needs, women’s centres, those with chronic health problems, and the homeless population. We met with each organization and developed a plan of action as to what we could do to make a difference in the lives of their clients. To be sure that our donations remained in keeping with our philosophy, we became active and involved with our partners, visiting the various centres and organizations, and attending their events and fundraising activities. Our motto became “Dedicated to making a difference.”
We hope that our good work will continue in the future as we pass the baton to our children and grandchildren.
Sandy & Ted with Benoit Huot, winner of 9 gold medals for Canada at the Canadian Paralympic Games.