Exeter, Ontario, July 26, 2018.
In loving memory of her late husband Jack, Joyce Lavender established a scholarship fund in 2017 to benefit students living in the greater Hensall area who wish to pursue a career in the trades.
“My husband Jack was a mechanic who for years operated Jack’s Small Engine Repair in Hensall. Before passing away in 2010, he mentioned that he would like to leave a legacy for students in Hensall who are interested in this field,” said Joyce Lavender. “With the help of my Financial Advisor, Suzanne Mathers of Raymond James in Exeter, we found that the South Huron Community Fund was a perfect solution.”
Annually, the Lavender Fund awards a student graduating from South Huron District High School with the highest mark in automotive or mechanical technology and who lives in the greater Hensall area. The 2018 recipient is Mr. Christopher Hohner of South Huron.
“Establishing a family legacy with our organization is easy and can be set up to benefit a specific charitable cause or a general fund supporting priorities in our community,” said Tom Prout, Chair of the South Huron Community Fund. “Our organization is proud to work with the Lavender Family and Raymond James to create this wonderful legacy.”
Whether the priorities relate to the arts, recreation, health and wellness or the environment, the South Huron Community Fund is dedicated to supporting the long-term needs of our region. Funds donated create a permanent endowment that generates annual grants for local charitable organizations. Grant applications are available on the Grand Bend Community Foundation website at grandbendcommunityfoundation.ca. To learn more about our work, like us on Facebook @SouthHuronCommunityFund.
Chair, South Huron Community Fund