Burlington Community Foundation adds some muscle and marketing talent to its board.

News 100 redBy Staff

July 13, 2015


The Burlington Community Foundation can now move on to its normal mode of operation – getting ready for its annual Gala event in October and developing a number of community based programs.

The Foundation also beefed up its board and brought in some muscle and some top rate marketing people.

The Foundation now has two – not one but two Colonels on its Board.

Has there ever been a Board of Governors in Burlington history with two Colonels on its board asks Honorary Colonel Ron Foxcroft who is now joined by Honorary Colonel Tim W. Hogarth

Early in July the Community Foundation added three new people.

Tim Hogarth, CEO Pioneer Energy

Tim Hogarth, CEO Pioneer Energy, the Honorary Colonel of the Hamilton Light Infantry and now a member of the Community Foundation Board

Colonel Tim Hogarth of the Royal Hamilton Light Infantry also the CEO of the Pioneer Group joined the Board of the Foundation along with Catherine Brady, Director of Client Services, ADFLOW Networks, and Neil Oliver, Group Publisher & Vice President, Metroland Media Group, have joined the foundation’s Board of Directors.

“It is an exciting time for BCF and we are delighted to welcome Catherine, Tim and Neil to our Board,” says Colleen Mulholland, President and CEO, Burlington Community Foundation. “Each individual brings unique business expertise and experience supporting various community initiatives. This added depth will allow our Board to continue collaborating within the community to build endowments, give grants and connect leadership.”

Adflow - Wallace - Brady - Davies

Catherine Brady, centre, explains how the AdFlow service works during a visit to their office by Burlington MP Mike Wallace

Burlington resident Catherine Brady brings a wealth of experience in business and non-profit volunteer sectors. At ADFLOW Networks Catherine manages an office of 30 and is responsible for training clients on digital software applications. Catherine’s volunteer leadership roles include past President of Rotary Club Burlington Central, Past President of the Art Gallery of Burlington Foundation Board, member of the AGB Governing Board and a United Way cabinet member. In 2014, Catherine was also instrumental in assisting the BCF Flood Disaster Relief Committee fundraising efforts in community-based activities.

Tim Hogarth was appointed the Honorary Colonel of The Royal Hamilton Light Infantry regiment in 2012. He has been awarded numerous accolades including the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal and was inducted into the Order of St. George (Canada & Americas). Tim is a founding partner of the Charter for Business Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Programme, former Vice-Chair Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation and serves on various other charities and boards. Tim was educated at the Harvard Graduate School of Business and Bishops University.

Niel Oliver Metroland

Neil Oliver, a Metroland V and publisher of the Burlington Post

Neil Oliver is responsible for Metroland’s largest community newspaper group that stretches from Oakville, southwest to Niagara and northwest to Kitchener. He is the publisher of the Burlington Post and also responsible for Metroland’s three daily newspapers; The Hamilton Spectator, Waterloo Record and Guelph Mercury. Neil has over 28 years of experience in the media industry and holds an MBA from the University of Leicester. Neil has served on several boards in the not-for-profit sector as well as industry associations and lives in Burlington with his wife and two children.

“These new Board Members are joining a team that is committed to keeping Burlington healthy and strong,” says Mulholland. “In fact Tim’s involvement with BCF is a fabulous extension to the Hogarth family’s legacy,” says Mulholland. “His father Murray’s first gift started our foundation and he was also the first Board Chair. We are delighted that Tim, Catherine and Neil are joining us for the next leg of our journey.”

Foxcroft and the Queen

Ron Foxcroft, the second Burlington Honorary Colonel to meet the Queen this year.

Ron Foxcroft got himself in front of Queen Elizabeth a few months ago – Tim was presented to the queen last April at Canada House in London UK.  Hogarth adds: “It was all part of the commemoration of Canada’s contribution to various WWI battles namely the 2nd battle of Ypres, Belgium and The Royal Hamilton Light Infantry’s participation.

Expect this ongoing bragging rights discussion to lighten up things at BCF board meetings.  How Brady and Oliver are going to keep up with these two will be something to watch.

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