2019 is off to an exciting start in our community with the recent announcement of the appointment of Ron Foxcroft, Burlington Foundation board member and Past Chair, to the Order of Canada by Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada.
The Order honours people whose service shapes our society; whose innovations ignite our imaginations; and whose compassion unites our communities. Enriching the lives of others, deserving honourees have taken to heart the motto of the order, “They desire a better country”.
As a very deserving Canadian and Burlington/Hamilton cornerstone, Ron is being honoured for his contributions as sports referee, inventor, entrepreneur and engaged community leader.
As Chairman and CEO of Fox 40 International and Fluke Transportation Group, and as the inventor of the Fox 40 whistle used throughout professional sports, Ron’s business leadership and community commitment are legendary. Joining Burlington Foundation’s board in 2014, he led the support of thousands of Burlington flood victims as Chair of the Burlington Foundation Flood Disaster Relief Committee. Since that critical time of need, Ron has continued his active foundation involvement to help make impactful change happen in the community.
On behalf of Tim Hogarth, our Board Chair; the Burlington Foundation board; Colleen Mulholland President and CEO; and staff of Burlington Foundation, we are thrilled for Ron to be recognized with this distinguished appointment, and how honoured we are to have him share his ongoing passion and expertise with us.