Martha McCain honoured with award for outstanding philanthropic leadership for the HIV/AIDS and LGBTQ communities
Martha McCain is being recognized with The Casey Award for her outstanding commitment through financial contributions. The award honours McCain’s continued and extraordinary support as a generous donor, and her impact on the LGBTQ community, which is far-reaching through the support of dozens of causes in the arts, education, and social justice advocacy realm.
She is an active supporter, whose significant contributions have had a lasting impact for many organizations, including Casey House, Ontario’s HIV specialty hospital. Martha was a principal supporter for Casey House’s Rebuilding lives capital campaign and their recently completed rooftop Love Family Healing Garden.
Her contributions elevate the voices of the LGBTQ community and the work of many organizations serving people who are often invisible and forgotten. This is exemplified when she co-chaired Egale Canada’s $16 million capital campaign to create Friends of Ruby, an LBGTIQ2S youth centre and transitional housing shelter. And, by her support of Toronto Inside Out Film Festival when they launched the Re-Focus fund, which is directed at the promotion of professional development, growth, and achievement in LGBTQ female and non-binary filmmakers. Of this project, Martha said she believes that her support “provides a small step toward a fairer playing field and inclusivity; giving greater voice and visibility to the LGBTQ community through film.”
This is a sampling of the projects Martha McCain has supported, and continues to support. Her work continues to create an impact, as she provides access to initiatives and opportunities that highlight the community, encouraging it to be seen.
Casey House extends warm congratulations to Martha McCain on achieving this recognition of her generosity.