Cowan Foundation details charity donations in 2012 community investment report

Jun. 13, 2013 – The Directors of the board of The Cowan Foundation are pleased to report the donation of approximately $1.5 Million in Canadian communities during 2012, benefiting approximately 100 charitable organizations.

“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 and Millennium CreditRisk Management,” explained Maureen Cowan, Chairman of The Cowan Foundation.

“Since inception in 1994, The Cowan Foundation has donated over $17 Million and we look forward to supporting many more organizations in the future with continued growth in our businesses,” says Terry Reidel, Executive Director of The Cowan Foundation and Chair of Cowan Holdco.

“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, the Princeton Holdings group of companies have been providing services to non-profits for approximately 85 years, so many of the charities we have been able to support are also clients.”

Examples of recipients of funding during 2012 include:

  • Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada – Restart a Heart, Restart a Life™
  • Conestoga College – Cowan Health Sciences Centre
  • Children’s Aid Society – “Adopt-a-Family” Programs
  • Brant Waterways Foundation – Trail Signage Project
  • Lutherwood – Institute for Children and Youth Mental Health
  • To view the Cowan Foundation 2012 Community Investment Report, click here.

    About Princeton Holdings Limited

    All subsidiary companies within Princeton Holdings are strong thought-leaders in their chosen markets with expert knowledge of their industry and proven delivery of customized client solutions focused on chosen market segments where they have specialized expertise. Visit

    About Cowan Insurance Group

    Cowan Insurance Group is one of the leading insurance brokerage and consulting operations in Canada, operating out of ten locations in Ontario. Representing national and international insurance companies, Cowan specializes in providing the best value to businesses, organizations and individuals for their insurance and risk management needs, as well as advising and creating retirement, group benefits and disability management programs for employee groups; and wealth management, financial planning and succession planning services to individuals. For more information visit

    About Frank Cowan Company

    Frank Cowan Company, founded in 1927, is a leader in providing specialized insurance programs, including risk management and claims services for municipalities and public service, healthcare, education, community, children’s and social service organizations across Canada. For more information, visit

    About The Guarantee Company

    The Guarantee Company is a leader in specialty insurance within the North American insurance marketplace offering Contract, Commercial and Developer Surety; Public Entity; Directors’ and Officers’ Liability; Credit Insurance; Crime-3D and Financial Institution Bonds; and personal lines insurance, including Guarantee SUPERIOR and Guarantee GOLD®. The Guarantee operates out of seven offices across Canada and 21 branches throughout the USA. Since 1872, The Guarantee has focused on providing specialized insurance products and expertise in niche segments through independent broker partners. For more information, visit

    About Millennium CreditRisk Management

    Millennium CreditRisk Management Limited (Millennium) is a leading specialist broker focused on providing credit and political risk insurance and risk management assistance to clients across Canada by partnering with major credit insurers licensed in Canada; Export Development Canada and internationally as the Canadian member of the International Credit Brokers Alliance. For more information, visit