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Our fund creators work wonders for the community

Katherine Pearson, who passed away in 2008, was very active in philanthropy and a great friend of the Foundation of Greater Montréal. The Katharine Pearson Memorial Fund was created to honour her memory and to support one of her favorite organizations: The Lighthouse, Children and Families. Last November, Katharine’s mother, Senator Landon Pearson, recently visited them to see how things had progressed since the fund was established.

The visit was a chance to discuss progress, ask about the organization's programs and address some challenges. The memory of Katharine Pearson is well and truly present at The Lighthouse. Her fund has made it possible for the organization to develop its volunteer program. The mission of the Lighthouse is to contribute to the well-being of children whose lives are threatened by illnesses that require complex treatment, and to provide respite and support to their families at no charge.