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 will be celebrating $10 million donated in the near future.
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 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 is a Public Art Consultant and the Director of the Toronto based arts organization No.9: Contemporary Art & the Environment. Andrew holds a BFA from Queen's University and Masters in Architecture from The Southern California Institute of Architecture. For five years Andrew was employed at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City in the Department of Exhibition Design and Production. Andrew has provided art consultation for numerous major public art projects including the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute at St. Michael’s Hospital, the NXT Gardiner Expressway Gateway Project, the preliminary interpretive design strategy for Evergreen Brick Works and the Master Public Art Plan for the Lower Don Trail and the City of Mississauga. Andrew works with a small group of private clients sourcing and acquiring contemporary art for their collections. He has taught at several institutions and served on the Educational Advisory Committee at the Art Gallery of Ontario and the Environmental Advisory Committee for the Toronto District School Board.
In 2006 Andrew co-founded the charitable arts organization No.9: Contemporary Art & the Environment. No.9 is an arts organization that uses art and design to bring awareness to environmental concerns. It delivers programs in schools and in the public domain designed to encourage the use of creative thinking to resolve environmental issues and to promote a sustainable lifestyle.
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.
Sam Davies holds a BA (Honours) in Political Science from Queen's University. He is currently studying law at Bond University, Queensland Australia. Sam was a sailing instructor at the Kingston Yacht Club for seven summers. Between his undergraduate and law studies, Sam was an Associate Faculty at Trinity College School.
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.
Maggie Davies is currently attending Queen's University School of Business. Maggie is the previous Co-Chair of the Queen's University Commerce Initiative, a student led initiative focused on helping communities world-wide become more sustainable. She continues to be involved, advising the current committee. Maggie is specializing in marketing.
Jennifer Tidman holds a BFA from Bishop's University. Jennifer has been training dogs for over 20 years. She has previously hosted the National Sheep Dog Trials and is currently competing in Dog Agility at the Regional and National levels.