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.

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

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.

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 Lenell Davies

Elizabeth Lenell Davies received her masters in architecture from the Southern California Institute of Architecture. She is a practicing architectural designer and lead educator for the non-profit Arts organization, No. 9 Contemporary Art & The Environment. Drawing upon the creative and interdisciplinary nature of the architecture education, she co-developed and delivered the IMSC program to over 2500 grade seven through twelve students in five Canadian cities. The IMSC program is uniquely designed to incorporate curriculum with a focus on enhancing eco-literacy, through the ‘lens’ of urban design, art, and architecture. Elizabeth’s work is dedicated to empowering students to promote ideas for constructing healthy communities

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.