Our 20th Anniversary celebration was all about celebrating the fund holders, partners, sponsors, donors and volunteers that support us and make our granting possible. It was also about celebrating all the charities that receive our grants and use them to support and serve the citizens of Mississauga in their day to day lives.

Thank you all for making our community a better place and for celebrating with us.

Event Photography by Peeter Poldre

To commemorate this special occasion we are launching the Mississauga Fund for Newcomers. This new fund comes in response to insights from the 2021 Vital Signs report that showed a pressing need to provide more supports for newcomers to Mississauga. The Foundation is providing up to $50,000 in matching donations for anyone who opens a new fund with the Foundation in support of this initiative.

If you are interested in starting your own fund, please email Glenn Gumulka at [email protected].

To make an individual donation to the fund, please click the donate button below.

Many thanks to our special guests and entertainment.

Thank you Mayor Bonnie Crombie for recording a special introduction and greeting for us.

To watch her recording, click here.

Musical Entertainment by Julian & Robert

Emcee Jake Dheer

Mississauga Children's Choir

Thank you former Mayor Hazel McCallion for joining us and sharing your passion for the Foundation and for Mississauga.

Sampradaya Dance Creations.

Gurpreet Malhotra, Indus Community Services.

Arthur Murray Dance Studio, Mississauga.

Thank you to our event sponsors.

Presenting Sponsor

Tom Cooney, Senior Wealth Advisor

Assante Capital Management Ltd

Hors D’oeuvres Sponsor
Video Sponsor
Venue Sponsor

Many thanks to those who also made significant contributions to the success of the event:

  • Eileen MacKenzie, former President & CEO
  • Anne Marie Peirce, former President & CEO
  • Our Corporate Partnership & Event Committee members
  • Our team of volunteers: Diane Kalenchuk, Kelly Cabral, Vivian Khais, Thomas Lattavo, Massimo Oliva and Madeleine Thackay
  • Peeter Poldre for photography. All event photos are credited to him.
  • Flowers on Ten
  • Little Rose Cookie Co.
  • Castle City Creative
  • The Staff of the Harding Waterfront Estates

Congratulations to our 2021 Pendle Award Winners!

The Pendle Award for Philanthropy was established in 2010 by the Community Foundation of Mississauga as an initiative of the planning committee for the tenth anniversary celebration of the Foundation. This award has been named in honour of the Pendle Fund donors, one of the earliest gifts and largest funds held by the Foundation. Pendle Fund donors demonstrate that philanthropy can truly transform our community.

The 2021 Individual Pendle Award was awarded posthumously to fund holder Joanne Winkworth. The award was presented to her sister, Jean Dunk, and close friend, Diana McCabe.

The 2021 Corporate Pendle Award was awarded to fund holder Novo Nordisk Canada Inc. The award was presented to Marsha Rosenberg, Stakeholder Relations Manager, and Andrew Robertson, External Affairs, Sr. Manager.