ERIC S. MARGOLIS FAMILY FOUNDATION

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FOUNDATION OVERVIEW

Born out of a love of animals, humanity and nature, THE ERIC S. MARGOLIS FAMILY FOUNDATION has been established to support and nurture these vital elements.

The mandate of the foundation is threefold:

  • To support organizations worldwide, who provide a natural sanctuary for abused, neglected and abandoned animals, both wild and domesticated.
  • To support the advocacy work of organizations worldwide, who rally for more stringent animal cruelty laws and subsequent penalties.
  • To support organizations worldwide, whose main focus is to help animals, both wild and domesticated, who may be in immediate distress.

Eric and Dana Margolis share a passion for animals and their wellbeing. This passion forms the basis of the Eric S. Margolis Family Foundation.

After decades spent supporting a myriad of animal welfare organizations at home and abroad, Eric and Dana decided to formalize their support into a foundation that could also bring further awareness to the plight of so many innocent creatures around the globe.

The foundation is governed by a board of directors. The scope continues to global but with an emphasis on Canadian based charitable organizations that fall within the mandate of the foundation.

Eric Margolis is a veteran journalist and author. He has covered numerous conflicts around the world as a correspondent and witnessed much suffering.

“I have never been able to witness the suffering of helpless animals who have no voice to express their pain, fears, loneliness and being wrenched away from family. We share all these emotions with animals – and they with us.”  - Eric Margolis

Eric and Dana, will continue to support organizations that fall under the pillars of the foundation and in addition will focus on issues such as

  • Mass factory farming, which kills millions of animals a year
  • The fight to end the massacre of elephants and rhinos in Africa
  • The fight to end animal testing

The Foundation will establish relationships with like-minded organizations and with those, who love animals, to support their ongoing work.

“I cannot perform miracles, but I can do many small things with great love”  - Mother Theresa of Calcutta

ERIC S. MARGOLIS AND DANA MARGOLIS

ERIC S. MARGOLIS AND DANA MARGOLIS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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THE ERIC S. MARGOLIS FAMILY FOUNDATION IS PROUD TO SUPPORT MANY ORGANIZATIONS

Edmonton Humane Society

https://www.edmontonhumanesociety.com

 

Etobicoke Humane Society

http://etobicokehumanesociety.com

 

FLAP
www.flap.org

 

Humane Society International/Canada
http://www.hsi.org/world/canada/

 

Kawartha Turtle Trauma Centre

http://kawarthaturtle.org/blog/

 

Toronto Wildlife Centre
www.torontowildlifecentre.com

 

WAGS

http://www.whistlerwag.com

 

Wishing Well Sanctuary
www.wishingwellsanctuary.org

 
 
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COMPASSION INTERVENTION RESCUE

THE WORK OF HUMANE SOCIETY INTERNATIONAL / CANADA

PRESENTED BY THE ERIC S. MARGOLIS FAMILY FOUNDATION

TORONTO (April 11, 2016) - For the first time in the history of Humane Society International/Canada a photographic exhibition will highlight the organization's life saving work accomplished nationally and around the globe. Over a two week span from April 11 to April 22 2016 The Allen Lambert Galleria, Brookfield Place, Toronto will provide the backdrop for these stunning images and riveting overview.

The viewer will see first-hand the difference the work of HSI/Canada means to animals in peril. Focus will fall on key areas of concern: companion animals, farm animals, wildlife and animals in research. Images have been captured by a cross

 section of extraordinary photographers, chronicling all aspects of the challenges faced by animals and their rescuers.

To see HSI/Canada's story on the exhibit, please click here:

http://www.hsi.org/world/canada/work/hsi-canada-photo-exhibit.html

 
 

THE ERIC S. MARGOLIS FAMILY FOUNDATION LAUNCH

June 11th, 2013 - Shangri-La Hotel Toronto



On Tuesday June 11, 2013 a capacity crowd gathered to celebrate the launch of the Eric S. Margolis Family Foundation. A broad cross section guests inclusive of media, animal lovers and supporters, leaders of Toronto's business, cultural and social spheres joined together in support of the trust. In honour of the launch, a special presentation on The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, was given by the trust's UK based Director Rob Brandford and by DSWT patron Kristin Davis. Guests left armed with knowledge and with ways to help end the horrific poaching of Ivory and the needless demise of the elephant and rhino populations in Africa.

 
 
 
 

How To Be A WILD ELEPHANT

February 12th, 2014 - Shangri-La Hotel Toronto


The Eric S. Margolis Family Foundation hosted a a private screening of the acclaimed documentary How To Be A Wild Elephant. The films producer and director Lynn Booth spoke to the invited audience about making the documentary, which chronicles the challenges faced by orphan elephants at the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust as they leave the Nairobi nursery for the wilderness and their journey onwards to join the wild herds. The film was followed by a reception, attended by supporters of the trust, media and those involved with the film.

 
 
 
 

THE ERIC S. MARGOLIS FAMILY FOUNDATION 

SPECIAL INITIATIVES

 
 
 

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THE ERIC S. MARGOLIS FAMILY FOUNDATION

APPLICATION FOR FUNDING

 

In consideration of the volume of requests the foundation receives, we ask that you please review the objectives and pillars of the foundation to be sure that your organization/request for funds falls under our mandate.

* Please note that all applications must be registered Canadian charities.


Please fill out the application below.

If there are any additional supporting documents please submit to info@margolisfoundation.org

 

 

The Foundation board meets to review all applications twice a year, in late spring and fall. All applications will be acknowledged at the time of receipt and will be taken into consideration by the board at the nearest meeting date, at which point the applicant will be advised of the outcome.

 

 

Thank you for considering The Eric S. Margolis Family Foundation.