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Meet the Awesome Foundation Newmarket Trustees

There are many things that make Awesome Foundation Newmarket, well, awesome. A big one is where the money comes from. Rather than a charity, the Awesome Foundation is like a giving circle; each month, 10 trustees give $100 of their own money to fund the grant. Why do they do it? Here’s what some of them had to say:



Meet our AWESOME trustees! Each month, this terrific crew each donates $100 to help form our $1,000 Awesome Foundation Newmarket grant. Put simply, our chapter couldn’t exist without them.

So a big shout out and many thanks to (top row L to R) Juliane Goyette (Dean of Awesomeness) Hollie Hoadley, Wasim Jarrah, David Faingold, Kristin Burns,
 (front row L to R) Chris Emanuel, Samantha Timbers, Jackie Playter, Maria Ciarlandini, Vickie Sparks. 






Juliane Goyette (Dean of Awesomeness):
“I love our community of Newmarket and I want to be a part of making it the best that it can be.  Youth are our future and I love seeing ‘awesome’ ideas being implemented to help them in any way possible.”

Hollie Hoadley, Creative Solutions: “There are a few reasons I wanted to become an Awesome Foundation Trustee. One is to give back to the community and to watch youth flourish by having someone believe in them and their cause. Two, to be a part of the greater vision of Newmarket and to support the people in it. And three, to have the opportunity to be a part of awesome things happening to awesome people.” 

Wasim Jarrah, Concierge Real Estate by Wasim: “I became a trustee to give people the opportunity to make their awesome ideas a reality, and in turn make a positive difference in other people’s lives. I also wanted to see current ‘awesome’ ideas expanded to reach more people through the contributions of the foundation.”

David Faingold, SimpleTech Inc.: “Although Newmarket is a relatively new home to me, I feel so welcome and rooted here. I think it is important to support others who feel strongly towards making our home town a better place to live for all its citizens. The Awesome Foundation enables me to support ideas other than my own that will aid in the prosperity of all.”

Kristin Burns, Edward Jones
I became an Awesome Trustee to give back to my community. I truly believe that supporting the youth in our community, can only enhance the amazing town we live in. 
I want to encourage everyone, young and old, with an AWESOME idea to share it. Let's inspire each other through caring for one another.

Chris Emanuel, Newmarket Chamber of Commerce: “We have to continually commit to making Newmarket a vibrant and supportive community, and striving for ways to make it better for our youth is one way of accomplishing that.  Who wouldn’t want a little more awesome?”

Samantha Timbers, Simple Wellness: "I have been following the Awesome initiative for some time now.  I am very passionate about supporting the youth in our community.  As a parent of three youth, I do see the need for specific youth initiatives and encouraging positive mental health, empowerment, inclusion and growth through initiatives that the Awesome Foundation Newmarket supports. I do believe if everyone gives a little, we can accomplish so much."

Maria Ciarlandini, Vince's Market: Building community is about supporting others in their aspirations and realizing their goals. A little bit of financial help can go a long way. Sometimes, just knowing that someone else believes in your ideas and visions can give you that extra motivation to push forward and see it through. Being an Awesome Foundation Trustee is one small way to give back and supporting amazing individuals and organizations in Newmarket accomplish great things!

Jackie Playter, Roadhouse & Rose Funeral Home: “All children should be able to follow their dreams despite some financial barriers. I feel that we should do all we can to nurture them and help them grow to their full potential. If I hadn’t had the support of the Lions Club and Salvation Army and many wonderful people I wouldn’t be where I am today.”

Vickie Sparks, Good Vibes on Main: The Awesome Foundation, quite simply, is an awesome way to give back to our community! Supporting and nurturing the next generation means we are making everyone's future brighter, not only in Newmarket but across the globe.

Leslee Mason
15 Jun, 2023

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