Mr. John Andrews

Leaving a legacy can mean different things to different people.  For some it may be about how you want to be remembered by your family, your community, or perhaps by the world!  A gift designated to a charity and/or charities is one way to leave a legacy.  However, leaving a legacy can also be established during your living years – like that of Mr. John Andrews.

Known as “a self-made man with a deep social conscience”, Mr. Andrews established the John Andrews Foundation in 1977 to support local education, healthcare, social welfare and the arts.  Mr. Andrews passed away in May of 1986.

For over 40 years, his Foundation has granted more than $6 million to 100+ charities throughout Thunder Bay and Northwestern Ontario. George Jeffrey Children’s Foundation is a grateful and proud recipient of these many generous donations, as are all Legacy Giving Thunder Bay partner charities.

Mr. Andrews’ legacy continues today as the Foundation’s Board of Directors, consisting of Mr. Alexander Paterson, Dr. Donald Henderson and Dr. Allan G. McKitrick, Q.C., ensure that granted dollars support the well-being of our communities here in Northwestern Ontario.

For more information about the John Andrews Foundation, visit