Friend of the Foundation Friday – Don Daggett
It’s Friday and that means it’s time for our #FriendOfTheFoundationFriday! We are showcasing one of the many businesses, organizations and individuals who work with the Cambridge & North Dumfries Community Foundation and the amazing work that they do in our community and with the Foundation.
This week we are featuring our friend Don Daggett, board member and volunteer with the Foundation. Don has served on our Board of Directors for 3 years and is currently our Vice-Chair. Don is an active community member and business leader in our community.
Don talked with us about his involvement with the foundation.
Tell us about yourself.
“In May 2019, I will have been married to my wife, Dawn, for 25 years. We have one son named Quinn, Quinn is way smarter now than I was at that age. He attends The University of Ontario Institute of Technology and is working towards his Bachelor of Information Technology (Game Development and Entrepreneurship with a minor in Project Management). I operate a wealth advisory practice, Daggett Advisory Group at CIBC Private Wealth Management. My wife Dawn works with me and takes care of the marketing and client scheduling. My career in the business started in 1988. Our business is about managing risk and providing advice on all aspects of a client’s wealth and estate needs throughout their lives. We work with other professionals (lawyers, accountants, bankers, etc.) to ensure our clients continued success. I enjoy travelling with family, playing sports (hockey, biking, running, golf, etc.), cooking, gardening, reading and listening to music.”
Tell us about your involvement with the Cambridge and North Dumfries Community Foundation.
“I am entering my third year as a member of the Board of Directors. I have been involved with the Investment as well as the Endowment Committees. Currently, I serve as Vice Chair of the Board, and in January 2019, I will succeed John Egoff in the role of Chair of the Foundation’s Board.”
What brought you to the Cambridge and North Dumfries Community Foundation?
“I have always felt it important to give back to the community. This process started when I was young and observed my mom being involved in the community as a supervisor of public health for Northern Ontario. Organizations that I have been directly involved with include: Big Brothers as a Big Brother, CIBC Run for the Cure, Cambridge Memorial Hospital, Rotary Club of Cambridge North, having served twice as President as well as Treasurer, the Cambridge Rotary Ribfest (Co-chair of the inaugural Ribfest). The Cambridge and North Dumfries Community Foundation is a natural fit given my past volunteer experiences.”
What is your favorite thing about the Cambridge and North Dumfries Community?
“I love the sense of community and wealth of services and activities available to us locally as well as within the region. Watching our communities grow and mature with new development and investments (Hamilton Theatre, Idea Exchange Digital Library, New Neighborhoods, etc.). We are so close to many wonderful things!”
What are your hopes for the future of our community?
“I hope for the continued growth of our community through investment and giving. My wish, and what I work towards, is that more people in our community discover the importance of the Foundation and become involved through volunteering or giving. This, by default, will provide more services for people that require assistance.”
Thank you, Don, for your continued commitment to the growth of the Cambridge & North Dumfries community!