With Hollyhock Leadership Institute Director Karen Mahon and Hollyhock Educational Workshop and Retreat Centre CEO Dana Solomon behind her, recent Order of Canada inductee Carol Newell listens to friends name her accomplishments at a party last night at Brix in Yaletown. Newell received the honour on October 26th in Ottowa.
In a press release, the Order of Canada's director had this to say: Carol Newell's generosity is extraordinary and inspiring. At 21, she received a vast inheritance and decided to keep only a modest portion for herself, vowing to give the rest away during her lifetime. Philanthropy has become a full-time job since the creation of the Endswell Foundation and the establishment of the Renewal Partners Company, which provides venture capital to socially responsible and environmentally sustainable companies. For years, she carried out these activities anonymously but then decided to go public, launching a campaign to convince others to give. A formidable role model, she encourages others to share both their wealth and vision for a better world.
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