The HGCC Foundation


Our Mission:

The HGCC Foundation aspires to be an outstanding philanthropic organization serving the broader Hamilton community.

Our Vision:

To be a significant charitable contributor to the community where our members live, work and play.


Funding for the Foundation comes primarily from two charity golf tournaments - The Borthwick Memorial Golf Tournament  and the women’s Par for a Cause Golf Tournament, as well as member donations.

The 50th edition of The Borthwick tournament is being put on hold for 2020 as HGCC undergoes a transformational golf course renovation project that will include new greens, bunkers and an irrigation system on all 27 holes under the direction of noted golf course architect Martin Ebert.

In its place, The HGCC Foundation will host a Gala charity event in October 2020, in support of three existing charity partners; Ancaster Community Services, Neighbour2Neighbour Food Centre and Alzheimer Society of Hamilton and Halton, plus additional charities if funds are available.

In 2019, the HGCC Foundation distributed in excess of $260,000 to a number of local charities including; Routes Youth Centre, LIFT Church, Muscular Dystrophy Canada, Catholic Children's Aid Society of Hamilton, Children's Aid Society of Hamilton, The Eva Rothwell Centre, Alzheimer Society of Hamilton and Halton, Neighbour2Neighbour Food Centre, McMaster Children's Hospital Foundation and Rygiel Supports for Community Living.

Since 1970 the club has donated over $3.1 million to local charities. Since making its first disbursements in 2013, the HGCC Foundation has distributed more than $1.5 million to local charities over the past seven years.

Board of Directors:

The 2020 HGCC Foundation Board of Directors operates at arms length from the club’s Board of Directors. Foundation Board members include; Foundation President; Brian Short, Foundation Vice-President; Al Scott, Pat Collins, Donna Calder-Louth and Chris Bellefeuille, plus HGCC Directors; Joel Ippolito ( ex officio), Sean McDonough and Richard Lennox.



Ancaster Community Services (ACS) is a community-based agency providing many supportive programs to assist those in need in our growing community. We provide food assistance, transportation programs, counseling, information and referral services, youth programs and volunteer engagement opportunities -

The Hamilton Community Food Centre (HCFC), a program of the Neighbour 2 Neighbour Centre, is a welcoming and safe community space offering food-based programs that bring everyone together to grow, cook, share, and advocate for good food -

The Alzheimer Society of Hamilton and Halton provides support to persons with dementia and their caregivers.  It focuses its programs and services around three pillars of service:  dementia education, support and counselling services and wellness activities -



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