The 11th Annual Cowan Charity Classic Donates $100,000 towards the Heart and Stroke Restart a Heart, Restart a Life Program in Cowan Communities

July 17, 2012 – The 11th annual Cowan Charity Classic was held on June 18th 2012. Cowan Insurance Group is pleased to announce that the tournament raised $50,000; which is matched by The Cowan Foundation for a total donation of $100,000 towards the Heart and Stroke Restart a Heart, Restart a Life Program. All funds from the tournament will be directed to Cowan Communities.

Over the history of the tournament, with the support of our insurance company sponsors and participants, we have raised in excess of $430,000 which is matched annually by The Cowan Foundation for total donations of $860,000.

“We believe it is important to contribute back to the communities where we have offices, and are committed to doing so in a meaningful way,” said Heather McLachlin, President, Cowan Insurance Group. “In addition, Cowan has been providing services to non-profits for approximately 85 years, so many of the charities we have been able to support are also clients.”

“The Cowan Foundation exists because of the success of the Princeton Holdings group of companies including Cowan Insurance Group, Frank Cowan Company, The Guarantee Company of North America and Millennium CreditRisk Management,” explained Maureen Cowan, Chairman of The Cowan Foundation. “We look forward to supporting many more organizations in the future with continued growth in our businesses.”

Annually, The Cowan Foundation donates approximately $1.5 Million to Canadian charities.
Examples of recipient organizations from the Cowan Charity Classic are: Easter Seals Ontario, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Child Witness Centre, KidsAbility, kidsLink, Family and Children’s Services, The John Howard Society, Pathways to Education, the YMCA, and the Family Violence Project of Waterloo Region.

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