Inspired to keep giving

Beatrice Kemp spent a career doing good in Hamilton. That commitment continues in the form of a new HCF fund reflecting her passions for helping children and animals.

Beatrice worked for 30 years with Catholic Children’s Aid Society of Hamilton. She served as its executive director and was inspired by the very children the organization served. “Social work became a vocation and protecting children enriched me in ways I never imagined.”

“Having been born and raised in Hamilton I feel an allegiance to our city and so it was a natural fit to establish a fund through Hamilton Community Foundation.”

Her fund, The Bobbles Fund (named after a beloved cat), also supports animals at risk, reflecting Beatrice’s lifelong connection to family pets. “Animals bring out the best in me — certainly my protective and nurturing instincts — but their presence also calms me,” she says.

Beatrice’s commitment to the community made the Foundation a perfect fit for her philanthropy.

Excerpt from Spring 2024 Legacy Newsletter