The Rogers family has made a $60-million donation to various charities across Canada to offset the damage done to those most affected by the pandemic and designed to offer a healthy meal, a safe place to call home, and opportunities for kids to grow and learn.
The generous multi-million-dollar donation was made as the communications company holds its 60th anniversary.
“Our family is honoured to be able to do a small part to help Canadians and Canadian families as they try to recover from the difficult financial challenges that Covid-19 has brought to so many people, especially people already under financial stress,” said Martha Rogers, Chair of The Rogers Foundation. “All of the money will be donated in 2020 so we can make as immediate an impact as possible.”
“Through this donation, the Rogers family builds on Rogers Communications support of Food Banks of Canada, Big Brothers Big Sisters Canada, Women’s Shelters Canada and (Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) PFLAG Canada,” said Edward Rogers, Chairman of Rogers Communications. “Rogers Communications has shown great leadership in responding to the Covid-19 crisis by keeping Canadians connected with its world-class networks and significantly investing in community philanthropy. This donation today builds on that leadership.”
“Our father, the late Ted Rogers, was a proud Canadian. He always worked to make Canada better and make our communities stronger,” said Melinda Rogers-Hixon, Deputy Chair of Rogers Communications. “With our mother, Loretta, Lisa, Edward, Martha, and I as well as our families are committed through this donation to organizations supporting those living with food insecurity, homelessness, domestic violence, and at-risk children and youth.”
The complete list of orgs benefitting from the donation can be found here.