Toronto, ON – January 11, 2019: The David Foster Foundation is delighted to congratulate its founder, David Foster, on the recent announcement that he will be awarded the 2019 Humanitarian Award at the 48th JUNO Awards on March 17 in London, ON. Each year, a Canadian artist or industry leader is presented with this esteemed award that recognizes humanitarian efforts that have positively improved the social fabric of Canada and/ or whose impact can be felt worldwide. Recipients of this award, now in their 14th year, must show incredible dedication to social, environmental, and humanitarian causes. Foster is being recognized for his philanthropy and his support of hundreds of charities, including his own, The David Foster Foundation.
According to Mike Ravenhill, Chief Executive Officer of the David Foster Foundation, this award is well deserved. “Having had the privilege of working closely with David, I have been constantly amazed at his personal commitment to helping families in a meaningful way. The fact that he is a man of immense musical talent is well known. What fewer people know is that for over 30 years, he has quietly and tirelessly used his network and talents to impact the lives of countless children and families as well as multiple charities when they need help the most. His role on the world stage makes all of Canada proud, and now this award recognizes his social and philanthropic contribution as well.”