The Holt Foundation Continues to Support the Rougemont Farm Service

The Butters Foundation is proud to announce a recent grant of $10,000 from the Holt Foundation of Quebec City to support the animal therapy project at the respite farm on Rt. 112 just outside of Rougemont. This project was the product of strong support and intensive fundraising on the part of Mrs. Pam Dunn, an active Director & fund-raiser for the foundation for many years. The Holt Foundation, run by her children, wishes to continue the interests of their mother in this important project. Interaction between animals and disabled people has been documented as highly therapeutic, especially for disabled people with poor social skills. The farm has over 25 small animals with 2 highly spoiled horses to vie for the attention of workers who come to the farm for regular respite and stimulating farm-related activities. The Holt Foundation is a primary supporter of the project with annual visits from a member of the family to understand the challenges of the farm and its animal-related project. The Butters Foundation is extremely grateful for that support and for the implication of the Holt Foundation in this rather unique project in the Eastern Townships.

 

 

La Fondation les petits trésors Supports the Rougemont Respite Farm Service

    Thanks to La Fondation les petits trésors for its $20,000 grant to the Butters Foundation for the Rougemont respite farm service in 2018. This has allowed the service to operate on an on-going basis, since it suffered a significant drop in financial support from its traditional supporters. This grant has allowed the service to continue supporting over 50 […]

Dr. Bill Barakett, C.M. : 1945-2019

  Dr. William Barakett, the President & Chair of the Butters Foundation, passed away peacefully at the MUHC in Montreal during the night of August 26th surrounded by family, at the end of a 6-month battle with brain cancer. Dr. Barakett had been the President of the foundation since 2000 and had led the organization through 3 capital campaigns that […]

Invitation to the new Arts Building – Camp Garagona

Dr. Bill Barakett, C.M. Leaves the Butters Foundation Due to Serious Illness

    Dr. Bill Barakett graduated from McGill University and set up his Knowlton medical practice in 1972. He quickly became involved in community activities, most noticeably with the Brome-Missisquoi-Perkins Hospital Foundation. He rose to the Presidency of the Foundation due to his stellar solicitation efforts while at the same time becoming the Chief medical officer of the […]

The Butters Foundation Welcomes a New Director

The Butters Foundation is proud to announce that Ms. Alyson Wood has been named to its Board of Directors at its meeting of May 16th, 2019. Ms. Wood has had extensive experience in charitable solicitation and will bring such to the next capital campaign of the foundation, slated to begin later in the fiscal year. She is currently the CEO […]

The Doris Mildred Parsons Bursary Winner of 2019 at le CEGEP de Granby

  On the evening of the 6th of May, 2019 the CEGEP de Granby put on a marvelous awards event to showcase the student recipients of bursaries from the 2018-19 academic year. Organized by the administration of the college, this event sporting a ‘’Black & White” theme, featured refreshments beforehand and a talented troop of students who animated the evening […]

Camp Garagona Newsletter – Spring 2019

2019 Doris Mildred Parsons Bursary at Champlain College-Lennoxville

    From left to right: Caroline Hadlock, Nominee; David Sangster, Program Coordinator; Julia Rochford, Winner; Ron Creary, Director General of the Butters Foundation; Angel-May Rowsell, Honourable Mention; and Amy Patrick, Nominee.   On Tuesday, April 16, Julia Rochford, a second year Special Care Counselling student at Champlain College in Lennoxville, was awarded the Doris Mildred Parsons Bursary […]

The UQAM Foundation Honors the Butters Foundation for its Contribution to the UQAM Chair in Intellectual Disability

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