George and Connie Taylor left a gift of nearly $1.1 Million directly to the Hamilton Conservation Authority (HCA) in 2010.
With the exception of land donations, gifts are typically best made to HCA’s charitable partner, the Hamilton Conservation Foundation. This ensures that the donor’s wishes are honoured and the gift is fully celebrated. Regardless, the Taylor bequest has still had a huge impact.
Since the gift was received, HCA has been able to purchase conservation lands adjacent to Dundas Valley CA and Westfield Heritage Village and near Valens Lake CA with the donated funds. Without these funds, HCA would never have been able to secure, protect and nurture these lands for the benefit of future generations.
While the Taylors are no longer with us, their estate will continue to play a vital role for the natural world here in the Hamilton Watershed for years to come.