I’m a volunteer Board Member and Grants Committee Chair of York Region Arts Council. I’m King Township and Arts Society King’s representative.
Since last Fall’s Chairman’s Gala, sponsored by York Region Chair Bill Fisch that raised $250,000 for the arts in York, I’d been working to design, launch, administer and adjudicate the awarding of Chair Fisch’s $125,000 donation (1/2 of the gala proceeds) to this much needed programme for the arts in York.
I’m happy and proud that last Monday, October 18th we publicly announced all award recipients in all three grant categories (see reprint of Theresa Latchford’s article covering the event below).
I’M ESPECIALLY PROUD that King’s Humber River Shakespeare Company received a $4,000 marketing grant to help it grow and prosper. Congratulations HRSC!
Greg takes volunteering and volunteerism seriously!
Greg serves and assists numerous community groups in King and York Region including:
- Arts Society King
- York Region Arts Council
- Concerned Citizens of King Township
- Dufferin Marsh Committee
- Schomberg Village Association
- Kettleby Fair
Volunteerism has been a part of my family life since I was quite small. My Mom was Chairwoman of the Wexford Women’s Institute in Scarborough for as long as I can remember, until it was finally dissolved due to lack of membership in the late 70′s or early 1980′s. She was also Guide Leader and church volunteer for many years. My Dad, a WWII veteran, served on the finance committee of our church for as long as I can remember and was on the local P.T.A. for many years.
Volunteerism was not something that had to be advertised to me. It was, rather, something that we did to serve and expand our community. It allowed us to engage our community, influence it, protect it, make it healthier and happier place for us to live, proudly.
I own and operate Gotham Glassworks, a custom fine art glass proprietorship located in the historic village of Schomberg.
My wife Tracy and I moved to “Dr. Kay’s House” (as it’s locally called), a lovely 3/4 acre century home in May, 2006.
We preserved and renovated the 80-plus year horse barn on the property into my glass studio. Its rustic exterior conceals a modern operational workspace inside. Gotham Glassworks relaunched in Schomberg in June, 2008.