Thunder Bay Community Foundation Welcomes New CEO

The Thunder Bay Community Foundation is thrilled to announce our new Chief Executive Officer, Athena Kreiner. With over 25 years of experience, Athena is eager and excited to engage with the community to build positive, lasting relationships between donors and the worthy causes they support.
“I’m excited to begin my new role as the CEO and to get the opportunity to work our donors and to show them the impact they have on our community. I look forward to helping to nurture their passions, hearing what they want to do with their donations and ensuring their intentions are matched with the needs of building our community. Being able to communicate and show donors how their generous gifts are benefitting and enriching the lives of people in our community is of utmost importance to me and is one of my top priorities,” says Kreiner.
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Recognizing Donors

Aileen Amanda & Gertrude Lahti Scholarship Fund

Aileen Lahti passed away in 2008 at the age of 97. She was employed by Prudential Insurance Co. of American until her retirement after 38 years of service. Her sister Gertrude Lahti passed away in 2011 at the age of 97. She worked for 31 years for the Grain Commission. The sisters lived all of their lives in Thunder Bay.

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James & Shirley Symington Donor Directed Endowed Family Fund

Jim and Shirley Symington established the Shirley & James Symington Donor Directed Endowed Family Fund Bursary in 2018 with the goal of assisting young people in our community to pursue an education with reduced financial burdens.

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Shirley H. & Meredith O. Nelson Fund

The Shirley H. & Meredith O. Nelson Fund was established in 2006 by their daughter Archdeacon Deborah Kraft. This fund provides awards for people raised on working farms who desire to pursue post-secondary health care or engineering degrees. The fund also provides annual bursaries to Thunder Bay charities.

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