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 Kingston, Ontario region in the areas of the arts, education, health and sports. Since its inception, the Davies Charitable Foundation has supported almost 500 individuals and organizations and has donated over $10 million to local charities.

Trustees

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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.

Hanna Davies

Hanna Davies is pursuing an Honours degree in cognitive science at McGill University. She is currently working at the Montreal Neurological Institute researching onoptogenetic neuron activation methods. Hanna has previously engaged in a variety of volunteer work from assisting the elderly to teaching children dance, urban design and pottery. Hanna has spent most of her summers attending the Kingston Yacht Club sailing program and is now on the sailing team at McGill. She believes strongly in the importance of community and outreach.

Elizabeth Davies

Trustee on the Board

Caroline Davies

Caroline is a graduate of Queens University (BSc Hon ‘85,BEd ‘91) who has been an active member of the Kingston community volunteering with a number of organizations over the years. As an elementary school teacher and volunteer, she understands the dire need for community resources and the funding for the numerous creative initiatives in Kingston. Caroline’s volunteerism has taken her further afield to Haiti and Jamaica with small independent groups working along side educators teaching best practices as well as health and wellness initiatives.  Caroline is very excited to be a member of the Davies Charitable Foundation and to continue to make a difference in her community.

Eric Davies

Vice-Chair

Eric Davies holds a BA (Honours) in Political Studies from Queen's University and an MBA from the European School of Management. Eric has previously held project management, operations and marketing oriented positions in Kingston, Ottawa, Montreal, Paris and Toronto. Eric returned to Kingston in 2000 and is President of Leighton Lands Ltd. and Vice-President of Lynlea Fine Homes and Brookland Fine Homes. Eric is a member of the Kingston Tennis Club's "New Clubhouse Sub-Committee" and is a past Executive Board Member of; The Kingston Tennis Club, Trinity College School/Port Hope, the Kingston Market Square Restoration Committee and Able Sail Kingston.

Alicia Davies

Trustee

Alicia Davies is pursuing her final year at Western University where she is studying Popular Music. Her passion for music has led to her involvement in numerous art clubs, musical productions, and choirs throughout high school and university. She understands the importance of the arts on all ages and as a result she has volunteered at numerous retirement homes to bring live music to their residents. Growing up in Kingston, Alicia has benefited greatly from sport and athletic programs in the area and she is an advocate for the involvement of youth in such programs to promote a healthy lifestyle and instill team and communication skills.

Timothy Davies

Mr.

Timothy Davies is a Wealth Advisor and Estate Planning Consultant with Assante Wealth Management in Kingston. Tim holds a BSc in Fisheries and Aquaculture from Vancouver Island University and an MBA from Royal Roads University. Tim holds a certificate with the Financial Planning Standards Council. In addition to managing the Foundation's portfolio, Tim provides investment, insurance and estate planning advice to charities, business owners and established families in eastern Ontario.

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