Rahul K. Bhardwaj appointed President and CEO of Toronto Community Foundation

    TORONTO, June 25 /CNW/ - Toronto lawyer and community leader Rahul K.
Bhardwaj has been appointed President and CEO of the Toronto Community
    Mr. Bhardwaj, 45, has served as a Board Member of a number of
organizations including the Stratford Festival of Canada, Art Gallery of
Ontario Foundation, Wellspring Cancer Support Foundation, United Way of
Greater Toronto and past Chair of the Toronto Downtown Jazz Festival.
    He was a corporate lawyer with Meighen Demers (now Ogilvy Renault), Vice
President of the Toronto 2008 Olympic Bid and CEO of United Way of York
    The Toronto Community Foundation (www.tcf.ca) is a public foundation that
provides families, individuals and businesses with a simple, powerful and
highly personal approach to charitable giving. The Foundation manages more
than $200 million in charitable assets and last year distributed more than
$8 million in grants to the community.
    "The Toronto Community Foundation is a powerful force that connects
philanthropists with community needs and opportunities," Mr. Bhardwaj said. "I
thoroughly enjoy bringing people together and supporting their efforts to
build a stronger community. It enriches all our lives."
    Martin Connell, Chair of the Board of Directors of the Toronto Community
Foundation, said, "Mr. Bhardwaj has a proven record of cultivating strong
relationships with donors and community-based organizations. He has mobilized
and managed volunteer groups and has a proven record as a manager, strategist
and organizer. We believe that Rahul is the ideal person to guide our
organization into the future."
    Mr. Bhardwaj was born in London, England, and came to Canada with his
parents when he was six years old. They settled in London, Ontario.

For further information:

For further information: Kelly Azoulay, EA to President and CEO, (416)
921-2035 ext.210, kazoulay@tcf.ca; Diana Crosbie, Crosbie Communications,
(416) 360-6625, diana@crosbie.on.ca

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