The Community Foundation of PEI is pleased to announce the appointment of Jonathan Ross as President of the board of directors. Jonathan previously served as Vice President and the chair of the Investment Committee.
Jonathan Ross is a Director of Wealth Management with Richardson GMP, and a partner with Cudmore Ross Wealth Management, a specialized team within the larger firm of Richardson GMP. With a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Prince Edward Island, Jonathan has achieved numerous industry certifications and most recently is a graduate of the Securities Institute at the Wharton School of Business. In addition to his community work with the Community Foundation, Jonathan is a Paul Harris fellow in Rotary, a former national director with the Heart and Stroke Foundation, and President of the Charlottetown Executive Association.
Immediate past president, John Robinson, commented “The Community Foundation of PEI is in excellent hands with Jonathan at the helm. The organization experienced an outstanding 25th anniversary year in 2018; most notable, the Foundation distributed well over $500,000 in grants and scholarships to a broad range of community causes. We also experienced growth in the number of philanthropic individuals and organizations who entrust us to help them to leave a memorial legacy that will meet their charitable interests in perpetuity, at minimum cost and maximum convenience.“
Incoming President, Jonathan Ross indicated that “Prince Edward Islanders are some of the most generous individuals in the country…we see evidence of it every day. The Community Foundation of PEI is proud to assist Islanders in developing and executing their charitable goals. I look forward to working with the board, staff and members of the Island community to continue building on the work of the past 25 years.”
The new board includes: Jonathan Ross (President), Jeff MacKenzie (VP), Dennis Carver (Treasurer), Rhonda MacPhee (Secretary), and John Robinson (Past President). Returning directors: Tracey Laughlin, Pam Borden, and George Webster. We welcome new directors Alfred Arsenault, Cheryl Paynter, Glenn Trueman and Derek Bondt and express appreciation to retiring board members: Heather Tedford, Giselle Bernard and Tom Davies. A special note of recognition for Tom Davies; a founding director who served in many roles over the years and can be credited with helping to bring the Foundation from a simple charitable vision to its current position.
Now in its 26th year, the CFPEI currently manages 85 individual funds with a combined value of close to $12 million and distributes scholarships and grants to all corners of the community in arts and culture, education, health, social services and the environment. CFPEI works with its donors to realize their philanthropic goals, matching their interests with the needs of the community.