Gary Slaight Receives Inaugural Canadian Changemaker Award – FYI Music News

by ahnationtalk on September 11, 2017325 Views

Music executive and humanitarian Gary Slaight received the inaugural APJ Canadian Changemaker Award at the Bovet 1822 Artists for Peace and Justice (APJ) gala in Toronto Sunday night (Sept. 10).

The award, presented at the Art Gallery of Ontario by Maison Birks, honours his work “as a leading Canadian philanthropist committed to integrity and impact.”

Gary’s company Slaight Music financially supports and guides Canadian musicians and the Slaight Family Foundation has donated millions of dollars to various causes, including $12 million earlier this year to 15 not-for-profits working to improve the lives of Canada’s Indigenous populations; $11 million in 2016 to 11 child and youth-focused health charities; $7 million in 2015 to seven Canadian NGOs working around the globe; and $50 million in 2013 to five Toronto hospitals.

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