Ron Joyce awarded BCF's Philanthropist of the Year

News Apr 12, 2016 by Michael Gregory Burlington Post

The Burlington Community Foundation (BCF) has named the co-founder of Tim Hortons’ restaurant chain Ron Joyce as its 2016 Philanthropist of the Year.

A long-time resident of Burlington, Joyce was born and raised in Tatamagouche, N.S., around 150 kilometres north of Halifax.

The locally based Joyce Foundation continues to help create better opportunities for children and youth from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Most recently, the charity contributed significant gifts to support the expansion of our city’s Joseph Brant Hospital, as well as in support of Hamilton Health Sciences in Hamilton.

Joyce said he was “deeply honoured” to receive the BCF award.

“I am delighted to contribute to the community here in Burlington and communities across our wonderful country,” he said. “I encourage my fellow Burlingtonians to support our community’s continued growth and the incredible organizations that work each and every day to help make life better for others.”

Each year a local resident is honoured with the Philanthropist of the Year award for their positive impact on the community.

The award is presented by Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life.

BCF CEO Colleen Mulholland said Joyce was generous, committed and extraordinary.

“All of these words describe Ron Joyce and the monumental philanthropic contributions he’s made both to Burlington and our broader national community,” she said.

“This philanthropic honour awarded right here in his adopted hometown of Burlington, recognizes Ron’s lifetime of giving at home and nationally. Over the years, Ron established two national foundations, The Tim Horton Children’s Foundation and The Joyce Foundation. He was appointed to the Order of Canada and has honorary degrees from several universities.”

Joyce will be honoured at BCF’s Share to Care Gala on October 22nd, 2016, at The Burlington Performing Arts Centre.

Ron Joyce awarded BCF's Philanthropist of the Year

News Apr 12, 2016 by Michael Gregory Burlington Post

The Burlington Community Foundation (BCF) has named the co-founder of Tim Hortons’ restaurant chain Ron Joyce as its 2016 Philanthropist of the Year.

A long-time resident of Burlington, Joyce was born and raised in Tatamagouche, N.S., around 150 kilometres north of Halifax.

The locally based Joyce Foundation continues to help create better opportunities for children and youth from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Most recently, the charity contributed significant gifts to support the expansion of our city’s Joseph Brant Hospital, as well as in support of Hamilton Health Sciences in Hamilton.

Joyce said he was “deeply honoured” to receive the BCF award.

“I am delighted to contribute to the community here in Burlington and communities across our wonderful country,” he said. “I encourage my fellow Burlingtonians to support our community’s continued growth and the incredible organizations that work each and every day to help make life better for others.”

Each year a local resident is honoured with the Philanthropist of the Year award for their positive impact on the community.

The award is presented by Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life.

BCF CEO Colleen Mulholland said Joyce was generous, committed and extraordinary.

“All of these words describe Ron Joyce and the monumental philanthropic contributions he’s made both to Burlington and our broader national community,” she said.

“This philanthropic honour awarded right here in his adopted hometown of Burlington, recognizes Ron’s lifetime of giving at home and nationally. Over the years, Ron established two national foundations, The Tim Horton Children’s Foundation and The Joyce Foundation. He was appointed to the Order of Canada and has honorary degrees from several universities.”

Joyce will be honoured at BCF’s Share to Care Gala on October 22nd, 2016, at The Burlington Performing Arts Centre.

Ron Joyce awarded BCF's Philanthropist of the Year

News Apr 12, 2016 by Michael Gregory Burlington Post

The Burlington Community Foundation (BCF) has named the co-founder of Tim Hortons’ restaurant chain Ron Joyce as its 2016 Philanthropist of the Year.

A long-time resident of Burlington, Joyce was born and raised in Tatamagouche, N.S., around 150 kilometres north of Halifax.

The locally based Joyce Foundation continues to help create better opportunities for children and youth from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Most recently, the charity contributed significant gifts to support the expansion of our city’s Joseph Brant Hospital, as well as in support of Hamilton Health Sciences in Hamilton.

Joyce said he was “deeply honoured” to receive the BCF award.

“I am delighted to contribute to the community here in Burlington and communities across our wonderful country,” he said. “I encourage my fellow Burlingtonians to support our community’s continued growth and the incredible organizations that work each and every day to help make life better for others.”

Each year a local resident is honoured with the Philanthropist of the Year award for their positive impact on the community.

The award is presented by Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life.

BCF CEO Colleen Mulholland said Joyce was generous, committed and extraordinary.

“All of these words describe Ron Joyce and the monumental philanthropic contributions he’s made both to Burlington and our broader national community,” she said.

“This philanthropic honour awarded right here in his adopted hometown of Burlington, recognizes Ron’s lifetime of giving at home and nationally. Over the years, Ron established two national foundations, The Tim Horton Children’s Foundation and The Joyce Foundation. He was appointed to the Order of Canada and has honorary degrees from several universities.”

Joyce will be honoured at BCF’s Share to Care Gala on October 22nd, 2016, at The Burlington Performing Arts Centre.