Contact: Mark Ewer
Hamilton AM
Regular Meeting Location
William's Fresh Cafe
47 Discovery Drive
Hamilton, ON  L8L 8K4

Terry Cooke, CEO of the Hamilton Community Foundation will be our guest speaker this morning and his topic will be "HCF at 65, aligning $200M in Assets for Impact!".

Terry Cooke

President & CEO

Hamilton Community Foundation

Hamilton Community Foundation is Ontario’s first Community Foundation and has been working to drive positive change in Hamilton since 1954. We do this by helping people give in a way that has meaning to them and impact in the community, providing grants and financing to charitable organizations and initiatives and bringing people together to address priority issues that affect Hamiltonians. The Foundation has assets of some $200 million and last year HCF gave 750 grants to 296 charities, totalling $8.2 million. We also provided loans of $6.4 million to charities and non-profits across Hamilton.

Terry Cooke is President and CEO of Hamilton Community Foundation which has played a leading role in mobilizing the community to address issues like increasing access to post-secondary education, strengthening neighbourhoods and reducing poverty. Terry’s career includes leadership positions in the private, public and non-profit sectors. He served as Chairman of the Region of Hamilton-Wentworth from 1994 to 2000. Terry is a past Chair of the Canadian Urban Institute and has served on the board of Community Foundations of Canada as well as a number of corporate organizations. In recognition of his community service, Terry has been a Paul Harris Fellow and a two-time recipient of the Queen’s Jubilee Medal. Terry was inducted into the Hamilton Gallery of Distinction in 2016.