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Peter Kingston

Peter is a lifelong resident of Kingston and retired a few years ago from a career in investment business. Peter is passionate about helping the children and youth of our community. He has chaired organizations such as Junior Achievement, St Lawrence College Foundation, and the Kingston Family YMCA. Peter is the past President and currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Boys and Girls Club and Big Brothers Big Sisters of KFL&A.

“Our funding shortfall is in the hundreds of thousands. Fundraising has turned to a trickle, while the children and youth in Kingston and Area increasingly need support. We normally don’t hear their voices much, and social isolation has silenced them even more. Children have lost what feels stable, safe, and known to them”

“It is critical for the community to get behind our initiative and help our children and youth get off to a good start. With significantly reduced fundraising opportunities, this initiative will be key to helping the 3 organizations not only survive, but thrive.”

Peter Kingston

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Jo-Anne Brady

Jo-Anne is Co-Chair of the Pathways to Education Kingston Fundraising Cabinet. She has been a member of the fundraising team since the site opened in Kingston in 2010. A graduate of the University of Guelph (BA’79) and Queen’s University (MBA ’82), most of Jo-Anne’s career was spent with Queen’s, including 14 years as University Registrar. Still active in higher education,
Jo-Anne is a consultant with Snowdon and Associates, providing value-added services to colleges and universities in several key areas including strategic planning, enrolment management, organizational effectiveness, and governance and accountability.

“I have a passion for enabling students to graduate from high school and move forward to postsecondary education. My dedication to higher education was inspired by my father, who had to leave school after grade 8 because his father believed that “universities were playgrounds for rich men’s sons”.

Jo-Anne Brady

Jo-Anne was the University Registrar at Queen’s when Pathways to Education opened the site within the Kingston Community Health Centres ten years ago. She was recruited to support local fundraising based on my commitment to universal access to education. Jo-Anne has been witness to the growth of the program over the decade and has seen so many Kingston Kids excel in their studies and personal lives with the wrap-around support they received from Pathways, and move forward to economic and social stability.

“Pathways to Education works, and I am committed to helping the amazing group of staff and volunteers who commit their time and energy to helping Kingston youth break the cycle of poverty.”

Jo- Anne Brady

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Jacqueline Collier

With almost two decades of experience in the residential construction industry, Jacqui is Manager of Sales & Marketing with Tamarack Homes, host of Global News Kingston’s weekly interior design segment Design Ideas with Jacqui, and holds positions as Vice President of the Kingston Home Builders Association, Chair of the Board for Habitat for Humanity KLR, Vice Chair of The City of Kingston’s Housing and Homelessness Committee, as well as Vice President of the Board with the Boys & Girls Club of Kingston and Big Brothers Big Sisters of KFL&A. As a kid, Jacqui had critical mentors enter her life who she describes as “swooping in like magic and believing” in her potential. She credits these amazing people for bestowing her with a whole new level of happiness and sense of security, enabling her strong sense of self and confidence to take hold at a critical time in her childhood.

“I truly cannot imagine myself today without having received the strong support and guidance that I did at such a young age. For me, it was completely life changing.”

Jacqueline Collier

Today her focus is on the 25,000 children and youth who are at risk of having their development and future prospects permanently affected by the current crisis. For many of them, the continuous toxic stress of social isolation further pressures already challenging life circumstances.

“Within these large numbers are individual lives – each incredibly unique and with tremendous transformative power. That is why we are creating this initiative. If you, like us, understand the power of mentoring, a strong educational foundation, and safe spaces to grow and unravel kids’ remarkable potential, we ask you to become our monthly donor. This is for the children and youth of Kingston. What we do and how we support children now will define the future of our community.”

Jacqueline Collier

Charitable Organization Number – 14052 6369 RR0001