Mary D’Alton, Executive Director, The Cowan FoundationThe Cowan Foundation is delighted to announce that Mary D’Alton will join The Foundation as Executive Director, effective January 2, 2019.

Mary is a highly respected leader in the hospitality industry and a passionate philanthropist. In her most recent role, she was the Executive Director at Nutrition for Learning, Waterloo Region. Currently, she also sits on the boards of many non-profit organizations.

Some of her past board leadership roles include Wilfrid Laurier University, Greater KW Chamber of Commerce, KW Community Foundation, St. Mary’s Hospital, and Waterloo Economic Development Committee.

During the transition, Mary will continue to work with Nutrition for Learning in an advisory capacity focusing on strategic initiatives.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Mary to The Foundation,” says Maureen Cowan, Chairman of The Cowan Foundation. “I’m confident that Mary’s passion for helping people will drive us to continue to fulfill The Cowan Foundation’s mission — making a positive difference in people’s lives and the well-being of our community.”

“We’d also like to extend our most sincere thank-you to Terry Reidel for his leadership and devotion in expanding The Foundation’s reach as its Executive Director over the past 10 years,” Maureen continues.

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