August 29, 2018 Roxy Rae


 August 29, 2018 Stratford, ON – The Board of Directors for the Stratford Perth Community Foundation (SPCF) is pleased to announce Heidi Culliton has been selected to lead the Community Foundation which celebrates its 15th anniversary in 2019.

Ms. Culliton is a dynamic leader and community champion with an extensive background in the not-for-profit sector. Over the past 20 years, Ms. Culliton held leadership roles at the MLSE Foundation with Maple Leaf Sports + Entertainment, The Argos Foundation, Rose Cherry’s Hospice and Respite Home, and currently Ms. Culliton is the Vice President of Development and Marketing with The Sunshine Foundation of Canada, a national charitable organization headquartered in London, ON.  From 2012 to 2014 Ms. Culliton was the Executive Director of SPCF. During her tenure, Ms. Culliton advanced the organization’s fund development plan and secured a vital operational grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation to resource its community investment strategy to establish six Smart & Caring Community Funds representing Stratford, St. Marys and each geographic region of Perth County. The Board of Directors and staff realized this important achievement in 2017 with close to $500,000 in endowed funds donated by generous citizens.

“Every day the Community Foundation movement improves our quality of life,” says Heidi Culliton. “Community Foundations bring together people who care about making a lasting difference with the charitable organizations addressing the most pressing needs. I am thrilled to be selected to lead the Stratford Perth Community Foundation and look forward to working with the Board of Directors, staff, and supporters across the region to continue to build endowed legacies entrusted to the Foundation and, by doing so, expand community investment.”

Ms. Culliton lives in Stratford with her family. Ms. Culliton officially joins SPCF on October 9, 2018.


Media Contact:

Bonnie Richardson
Interim Executive Director
Stratford Perth Community Foundation
T: 519-271-1503                 E: bonnie@spccf.ca

Stratford Perth Community Foundation

The Stratford Perth Community Foundation (SPCF) is an organization for everyone and unique because donations – large or small – are never spent but are combined and invested. The earned income is used to make grants to local charities year after year to build a vibrant not-for-profit sector in Stratford, St. Marys and Perth County. To make all this work, we share our unique understanding of community needs and help mobilize and guide donors to specific community initiatives. We connect people who want to make a lasting difference with the charitable organizations that are addressing the most pressing needs in our communities. To learn more about SPCF’s strategic plan, governance, how to create a legacy and upcoming events, please visit us at www.spccf.ca.

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