14th Annual Cowan Charity Classic Raises $124,000 to Support KW Counselling Services & The Royal
Cambridge, ON—August 18, 2015—Cowan Insurance Group is pleased to announce that following their 2015 Cowan Charity Classic golf tournaments in the Waterloo and Ottawa Regions, they have raised a combined total of $124,000 to provide to our selected charities, including a donation of $68,000 from The Cowan Foundation. This year’s funds will be directed towards KW Counselling Services in Waterloo Region and The Royal in Ottawa.
The Cowan Charity Classic, which began in 2002, has donated over $1 million through this event thanks to generous contributions from Cowan’s insurance company sponsors, business partners, golf tournament participants and annual matching by The Cowan Foundation. Over the history of the tournament, we have supported organizations such as The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada; iSisters Technology Mentoring; Big Brothers Big Sisters; Pathways to Education; and the John Howard Society.
“The funds raised through the 2015 Cowan Charity Classic are being donated to KW Counselling Services for their Walk-in Counselling Clinic, and to the Royal’s Campaign for Mental Health,” said Heather McLachlin, President, Cowan Insurance Group. “We have observed the difference both organizations are making in the important area of mental health, and are proud to be able to help them in their delivery of proactive innovative expedited services that are vital to individuals in our communities and beyond.”
“2015 marks a momentous year for The Cowan Foundation as we celebrate 20 years of building community” explained Maureen Cowan, Chairman of The Cowan Foundation. “Each year, the Cowan Charity Classic offers us an additional opportunity to partner with, and support, charities that matter to our employees, business partners, and clients, and that allows us to continue making a positive impact in Canadian communities.”
For more information
Director, Communications & Community Relations
The Cowan Foundation/ Princeton Holdings Limited
519-650-6363 ext. 31608
Cowan Insurance Group
519-650-6363 ext. 31602
About Cowan Insurance Group
A pre-eminent Canadian owned and operated insurance brokerage and consulting operation, Cowan Insurance Group represents leading national and international insurance companies. Cowan specializes in property, casualty and credit insurance, providing the best value to businesses, organizations and individuals for their insurance and risk management needs. The organization also advises and creates retirement, group benefits, disability management and international benefits programs for employee groups and offers wealth management, financial planning and succession planning services to individuals through its wholly owned financial services subsidiaries. Cowan Insurance Group has over 450 employees and currently operates in 10 locations across Ontario. Cowan subsidiaries include The Williamson Group, Millennium CreditRisk Management, Wentworth Financial Services, and Cowan Financial Solutions.
About The Cowan Foundation
The Cowan Foundation was started in 1995 in honour of Frank Cowan, the founder of Frank Cowan Company and Cowan Insurance Group. The Foundation is sustained by the ongoing success of the Princeton Holdings group of companies including Cowan Insurance Group (and its subsidiaries: The Williamson Group, Millennium CreditRisk Management, Wentworth Financial Services and Cowan Financial Solutions), Frank Cowan Company, The Guarantee Company of North America, Cowan Asset Management and Fountain Street Finance. Together they provide insurance and risk management products and services for individuals, businesses, organizations and public entities as well as assist employers with their group benefits, retirement and health and disability management plans. The goal of The Cowan Foundation is to make a positive difference in the lives of Canadians and the broader well-being of our communities. For more information, please visit www.cowanfoundation.ca.
About KW Counselling Services
KW Counselling Services is a multi-service agency offering counselling supports to individuals, couples and families in the Waterloo Region. They offer a Walk-In Counselling Clinic every Thursday from 12 to 6 pm where people can see a therapist without making an appointment. In addition to their counselling work, KW Counselling Services offers a variety of parenting education workshops, leadership training for members of the multicultural community and outreach support for low-income families, newcomers to Canada and the LGBTQ community. The agency has been supporting children, youth and families in the Waterloo Region since 1950. For more information visit www.kwcounselling.com.
About The Royal
The Royal Ottawa Foundation for Mental Health raises and disperses funds to support life-saving research and patient care carried out by the Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre, the Brockville Mental Health Centre, and the uOttawa Institute of Mental Health Research. The Royal works with its donors to ensure that the work that it does now will change lives in the future and bring about long-lasting, transformational change for the 1 in 5 persons who will be affected by a mental health disorder in their lifetimes. Supporting The Royal’s Campaign for Mental Health, the 2015 Cowan Charity Classic is advancing The Royal’s goal of improving the way depression and other mental illnesses are diagnosed and treated to get more people better faster, back to work and back to living fuller, more engaged lives. For more information visit www.theroyal.ca.
(Pictured from left to right) Jamie Inrig, Senior Lead, Corporate Development and Philanthropy, The Royal;
Nancy Stanton, Acting President & CEO, The Royal; Heather McLachlin, President, Cowan Insurance Group;
Robert Proulx, Vice President, Benefits & Corporate Sales, Cowan Insurance Group; Claude Lurette, Volunteer, The Royal
(Pictured from left to right) Derek Breemhaar, Senior Commercial Underwriter, Intact Insurance Company;
Ryan Burns, Commercial Account Executive, Cowan Insurance Group; Kevin Burgess, Account Executive, Travelers;
Marc Ross, Commercial Underwriter, Economical Insurance Group
(Pictured above) Local artist Laurie Wonfor Nolan demonstrates her skill in the art of live
performance and event painting, as she captures a scene “en plein air” at the Cowan
Charity Classic golf tournament held at Deer Ridge Golf Club in Kitchener. This one-of-kind
painting was auctioned off at the Waterloo Region tournament.
Laurie also paints and teaches a variety of classes in her Hespeler Studio and at the
Cambridge Centre for the Arts. For more information, visit www.lauriewonfornolan.com.