In 2023, the WECF will celebrate 40 Years of Inspiring Philanthropy. At the core of the Foundation’s outreach has been a rich history of charitable legacy giving through community initiatives and programs. In celebration of this history, the Foundation is developing collaboration opportunities with our local municipal partners and delivering community betterment legacy projects across our region, tied to one of Windsor & Essex County’s most cherished assets—our beautiful waterfront.
The WECF is making an investment in each municipality to support Waterfront Legacy Projects, and we are working with our partners in community to support a number of other projects throughout Windsor & Essex County in honour and celebration of our 40th anniversary.
We hope that you will join us in as we celebrate the legacy of giving that WECF has in your community and make a meaningful impact that will endure for years to come.
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MUNICIPAL WATERFRONT LEGACY PROJECTS
Continuing the Foundation’s history of supporting the beautifications, enhancement, and preservation of one of Windsor and Essex’ County’s most cherished assets, the WECF is making an investment in each municipality for waterfront legacy projects in celebration of our 40th anniversary.
This is an opportunity to celebrate the legacy f giving that the WECF has in our community, while making a meaningful impact that will endure for years to come. Projects include waterfront gathering spaces, park structures, monuments, and more. Below are suggested contribution levels. We are happy to discuss these or other ways you may wish to support these projects and celebrate together!
COMMUNITY BUILDER $5,000
FOUNDATION HISTORIAN $7,500
LEGACY PARTNER $10,000
INSPIRATION PARTNER $40,000
COMMUNITY SUPPORTING COMMUNITY
LASTING COMMUNITY LEGACY
As we commemorate 40 years of Inspiring Philanthropy throughout Windsor-Essex County, we are working with our local partners to create projects that will invest in lasting change reflect who we are as the people of Windsor and Essex County, value our sense of place and culture, and honour both our local history and our future as it unfolds. Opportunities to support these projects exist at every level. By partnering with us on these projects, you can show your support as a community partner, and touch many lives within our diverse community:
WECF 40TH ANNIVERSARY GROVE
Little River Enhancement Group are planting a grove of 40 large-stock trees within the Detroit River Watershed
Plant a tree – $100
WINDSOR-ESSEX RAINBOW ALLIANCE PICNIC TABLE PROJECT
Rotary Club of Windsor 1918 and Windsor-Essex Rainbow Alliance are installing 6 rainbow picnic tables at Lanspeary Park, in partnership with the City of Windsor, as part of park enhancement efforts
Buy a picnic table – $5000
BRYERSWOOD YOUTH CAMP CABIN
A new cabin is being built at Bryerswood Youth Camp, providing shelter and lasting memories to young campers from throughout our community.
Sponsor a Cabin – $25,000
WINDSOR SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA DIGITAL WALL
The WSO is installing a digital wall in the lobby of the historic Capitol Theatre, creating a lasting legacy that will be displayed to all future audience members and community groups who use the theatre.
WECF COMMUNITY TRAIL ENTRANCE
Essex Region Conservation Authority is creating a greenway trail entrance in honour of the WECF’s 40th anniversary.
WECF VIDEO HISTORY PROJECT
The WindsorEssex Community Foundation is documenting our 40-year history with a special video project, to be distributed far and wide throughout the community.
Document our history – $10,000
If you are interested in discussing or have any questions, please feel welcome to contact Lisa Kolody, Executive Director at 519-255-6572 or [email protected]
Thank you to our 40th Anniversary Celebration Partners: