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

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.

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.

Andrew Davies

Andrew Davies 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

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.

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, Ontario. He recognizes the integral role local organizations play toward a successful community and enjoys supporting deserving applicants in accomplishing their goals.

Timothy Davies

Tim Davies 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.

Jack Davies

Jack Davies is currently in his final year of studies at The Richard Ivey School of Business in London, Ontario, and will graduate in the spring of 2015. After spending two years studying Global Studies at Huron University College, Jack transferred programs to become more focused on his Business studies. Upon graduation, Jack is interested in pursuing his Chartered Accountant designation.

Jennifer Tidman

Jennifer Tidman 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.