Honouring the passion of a lifetime

Marguerite Cino wanted to make a difference in the lives of children.

As a teacher, librarian, principal and supervisor of staff development, she did that through her career with the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board. Now, her wish to help young people will live on through the Marguerite M. Cino Fund at HCF.

“Marguerite never had children of her own, but had a special passion for young children and teens,” says her husband Sam Cino. “She knew that not all children have the same opportunities and she wanted to change that.”

Sam is well known for both his extensive volunteer leadership and as proprietor of Hamilton’s Lo Presti’s and Maxwell’s restaurants. He credits their lifelong friend Vincenza Travale, a past-chair of the Foundation, for suggesting a fund at HCF as the easiest way for Marguerite to accomplish her legacy.

“Marguerite was a very special lady who achieved so much as an educator and in business,” says Sam, “but she was also a very quiet person. This fund, supporting initiatives for children and youth, speaks for her and the things she cared about.”

From Spring 2022 Legacy newsletter