Mavis Pieczonka Memorial Fund 

Why this Fund was created 

On behalf of his late wife Mavis and himself, Wally reached out to Burlington Community Foundation to discuss how to give a personally meaningful cause. Wally shares “Giving and the arts are passions my late wife Mavis and I shared. I am very pleased to be in a position to permanently increase access to performing arts programs for local youth, with an immediate focus on youth from lower-income backgrounds, in the city we’ve called home for almost 50 years.” 

What this Fund is for 

Established with a generous stock donation made by Dr. Wally Pieczonka, retired engineer and scientist, founder of Gennum Corporation and long-time Burlington resident, this fund supports performing arts education and programs for many youth from lower-income backgrounds. 

Who Benefits from this Fund 

Working with the Foundation’s experts, the endowment fund is focused on nurturing youth to reach their potential through access to performing arts education and programs. By supporting performing arts programs, windows open for local youth to access meaningful performing arts education and opportunities. By significantly reducing or eliminating program costs, the Mavis Pieczonka Memorial Fund also helps talented youth from lower-income backgrounds gain valuable access to the education and support they need to reach for the stars. 

How to Donate to this Fund

Give now by contacting Laura Pizzacalla at 905 639 0744 x221 or lpizzacalla@burlingtonfoundation.org. Discover more funds created by local donors & fundholders or agencies that you can donate to through us directly, or by visiting Canada Helps.

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