About the Foundation

The Davies Charitable Foundation is a registered, non-profit charitable organization founded in 1990 by Elaine and Michael Davies, former owner and publisher of the Kingston Whig-Standard.

The purpose of the Davies Charitable Foundation is to support individuals and registered charitable organizations within the Kingston, Ontario region in the areas of the arts, education, health and sports. Since its inception, the Davies Charitable Foundation has supported more than 500 individuals and organizations and has donated over $11 million to local charities.

Trustees

Gregory Davies

Chair

Gregory Davies is a Professor and Chair of the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine at Queen’s University. He received his BA (Honours) in Economics from Queen’s University and his degree in Medicine from McMaster University. He did his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Queen’s University and further training in Maternal-Fetal Medicine at Duke University. Dr. Davies' clinical responsibilities include medical complications in pregnancy, multiple pregnancy, prenatal diagnosis and substance abuse. Dr. Davies’ research is primarily related to exercise and obesity in pregnancy, prenatal diagnosis and preterm labour prediction.

Jack Davies

Vice-Chair

Jack manages an Independent Health Facility in Ottawa. Jack shares the enthusiasm of the entire Board of Trustees by supporting organizations who aim to enrich the Kingston community. Jack holds a BA (Hons.) in Business Administration from the Ivey Business School at Western University.

Andrew Davies

Andrew received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Queen's University, a Masters in Architecture from the Southern California Institute of Architecture and a Masters of Science in Cities from the London School of Economics. Through his extensive career in the visual arts, first at MoMA and then as a public art consultant in Toronto, Davies has learned the power and influence that art and culture can have on our society. In 2006, he founded the charitable arts organization No.9: Contemporary Art & the Environment in support of artists and their quest to bring awareness to pressing environmental issues. Under Davies direction, No.9 has produced and commissioned more than 30 public art installations in Toronto and delivered hands-on sustainable design education to over 3,000 students across Canada.

In 2018, No.9 launched Canada’s first Sustainability and Reconciliation Centre called No.9 Gardens. This alternative educational facility empowers students through creative hands-on learning to lead a revolution in building sustainable communities.

Davies has taught at Eyebeam Atelier in New York and at George Brown College in Toronto, Canada. He has spoken at lectures, reviews and symposiums around the world including MIT Media Lab, Columbia University and MoMA. He served on the Educational Advisory Committee at the Art Gallery of Ontario and currently sits on the Environmental Advisory Committee for the Toronto District School Board. He resides in Toronto with his wife, Elizabeth and their two children, Hanna and Rupert.

Caroline Davies

Trustee

Caroline is a graduate of Queen's University (BSc Hons. '85, BEd '91) who has been an active member of the Kingston community volunteering with a number of local organizations for over 30 years. She gravitates to hands-on opportunities to make a difference in her community, particularly around issues of food security and empowering women re-entering the workforce. Caroline's volunteerism has also taken her further afield to Haiti and Jamaica working alongside local educators teaching best practices as well as health and wellness initiatives. Caroline is excited to be a Trustee of the Davies Charitable Foundation, broadening her scope and awareness of the needs and creative initiatives in her community.

Jennifer Tidman

Jennifer holds an Honours BFA degree at Bishop’s University.  Past interests include Equestrian riding, competiting and placing, in lower level Dressage and Eventing at Regional and Provincial levels. Jennifer has been competing in performance sports with dogs including Sheepdog Trials and Agility. She has previously hosted the National Sheepdog Trials in 2000. Jennifer has competed and placed at Regionals and Nationals in Agility through AAC and since 2011 has hosted Agility trials at Seahawk Farm in Morton, where she operates her dog boarding business. Recently, a member and owner of Registered Alpacas. A member of the rural community, she is also an active member of the Seeley’s Bay District Lion’s Club.

Sam Davies

Sam holds a BA (Honours) in Politcal Studies from Queen’s University and Juris Doctor from Bond University, Australia. He is currently a lawyer at Flaherty McCarthy LLP and lives in Toronto. He recognizes the integral role local organizations play toward a successful community and enjoys supporting deserving applicants in accomplishing their goals.

Timothy Davies

Tim is a Wealth Adviser with a boutique Mayfair based firm AAG Wealth Management in London, United Kingdom. Tim holds a BSc and MBA and is qualified to advise on financial matters in multiple jurisdictions across Canada and the UK. Tim provides investment, insurance, cash management, and estate planning advice to charities, business owners, and established families in Canada and the UK.