The Hal Jackman Fund
A donor directed fund, income from the Hal Jackman Fund, combined with an additional annual contribution from the Hal Jackman Foundation and the J.P. Bickell Foundation, supported the Lieutenant Governor’s Awards for the Arts. From 1995 to 2003, 84 arts organizations throughout the province received 162 awards totaling more than $ 2.5 million.
As of 2005, income from the fund has been given to arts organizations, as directed by the Hal Jackman Foundation. Through the thoughtful philanthropy and vision of the Jackman family, over $ 1.8 million has been paid to arts organizations from 2005 to 2012. In 2012 the fund was wound down and the last grants were dispersed.
Leafs Dreams Arts Scholarship Recipient
From 2003 - 2011, the Ontario Arts Foundation partnered with Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment (MLSE) on the Leafs Dreams Arts Scholarship Program. The Program provided scholarships in the arts to students who have a special ability in the arts, but not the resources to pursue that interest.