The Hugh D. McKellar Fund

Hugh D. McKellar grew up in southwestern Lambton County. He studied piano, and had a lengthy career teaching and working in libraries in Toronto secondary schools. Mr. McKellar had an avid interest in church music and hymns.

Having long planned bequests to the institutions significant in his life, Mr. McKellar saw in the Ontario Arts Foundation an opportunity to act while living, and arranged for a series of awards to begin during his lifetime. 

As a way of providing ongoing support to capable young persons, Mr. McKellar established the Hugh D. McKellar Fund to provide two annual scholarships to the Lambton County Music Festival, through the Flossie M. McKellar Scholarship and the Hugh D. McKellar Scholarship, as well as provide financial support to St. Michael’s Cathedral Choir School.

The Hugh D. McKellar Fund provides annual gifts to the next generation of music lovers, and does so in a way very meaningful to Mr. McKellar.


Donor Testimonial:
Wuchien Michael Than

Persistence and Passion:  A Donor's Story

The Wuchien Michael Than Foundation Fund was established by Michael Than in partnership with the Ontario Arts Foundation in 2013. Funding began in 2013 and contributions continue to grow the fund and support a granting program. Michael Than created the Fund to help create opportunities for the creation, development of Asian-Canadian theatre and to develop new works by Asian-Canadian playwrights.


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