Chris Willard

The Guelph Community Foundation works with families to help them plan their philanthropic goals, matching their interests and concerns with community needs and organizations. We help them find innovative and responsible ways to create lasting impact.

We believe in a community that is “vital”.  Vitality is the unique spirit that flourishes when people believe their community holds possibilities for everyone. It is put into action by people coming together, getting involved, and providing philanthropic support for causes and organizations.

Chris attended the University of Pittsburgh and returned to Canada to continue his studies at the University of Western Ontario. After a career in brokerage firms and banking, he made the leap into the charitable sector. He joined The Guelph Community Foundation as Executive Director in 2013.