The Community Foundation’s David Borges Outstanding Community Involvement Award is named in honour of David Borges, former Board Chair of the Cambridge & North Dumfries Community Foundation, who passed away suddenly in April 2012.

The David Borges Award is presented annually to a business that demonstrates community leadership through volunteer involvement and financial support of community organizations, projects, and initiatives in Cambridge and/or North Dumfries.   The award is presented at our annual Food for Thought Gala.

To qualify for this award, a corporation must demonstrate outstanding commitment through financial and in-kind support and through encouragement and motivation of their employees to become involved in philanthropy and in community.

2019 Recipient The Steele Group  Financial and Workplace Services Inc.

It is with great pleasure that we announce that the winner of the 2019 David Borges Award for Outstanding Community Involvement is The Steele Group Financial and Workplace Services Inc.

The Steele Group has been an outstanding supporter of many organizations and projects in our community. They were nominated for this award by the Child Witness Centre, in recognition of the many ways they have provided support, such as running “The Hat Walk”, making pledge commitments and through their membership on the Leadership Circle, supporting their “Safe Hands-Strong Futures” community campaign during which they helped to raise more than $2 Million dollars for the new Waterloo Region Child Advocacy Centre.  Norm and Arlene Steele, both volunteered to be part of our Leadership Circle, a group of dedicated members advocating on our behalf in the community.

Past Award Recipients