‘’Changing Lives by Creating Opportunity’’- A Special Invitation

On Wednesday April 19th, 2017 representatives of the Butters Foundation were invited to a celebration of student achievement and donor support at the Faculty of Education of McGill University. The Executive Director of the foundation, Ron Creary, had been invited to give the keynote speech in recognition of the foundation’s 30 years of support for the graduate student bursary program. He was accompanied by this year’s winner of the John A. Bryant Bursary, Ms Isabella Scurfield. Both short speeches were well received and complimented each other. Mr. Creary gave a history of Dr. Jack Bryant, his connection to McGill University and to the Butters Foundation. Ms. Scurfield described her work in the community and how this bursary would help her pursue her professional dreams with disabled students, (see photos below).


Ron Creary


Isabella Scurfield, Bursary winner (2017)


Mr. Creary was joined by Dr. Bryant’s daughter and director of the Butters Foundation, Mrs. Beverly Bryant and her son, Gillette, (see photo below with Ms. Scurfield).



With the financial support of the Butters Foundation, McGill University has decided to commit to this annual John A. Bryant bursary in perpetuity.