Meet the Chair of CGMHF Board of Directors, Jack Duffy

“I am a, retired CPA CA, married to my lovely wife Susan for 49 years and have three great sons- and am a grandfather to seven beautiful, talented granddaughters and grandfather to one, very active and delightful grandson. Born and raised in Orillia, graduate of Trent University (B.Sc. Economics) in 1969, obtained my Chartered Accounting degree (CA) in 1972, awarded my Fellowship (FCA) in 1985, earned a Certified Fraud Examiners degree (CFE) in 1993, earned my Certified Financial Planners degree (CFP) in 1998, earned my accreditation from the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD.D) in 2008, became a Chartered Professional Accountant-Chartered Accountant (CPA-CA) in 2013 and a Fellow of CPA Ontario (FCPA-FCA) in 2013″.

Resident of Kitchener-Waterloo for 40 years prior to moving to the Collingwood-Town of Blue Mountain area in 2010. Retired partner of BDO Canada, engaged in consulting in the areas of corporate finance, mergers & acquisitions, estate planning and a member of over 30 for-profit and not-for-profit boards and organizations. Board member of 6 publicly listed companies and reporting issuers.

Currently a member of the Georgian Peaks Ski Club, the Georgian Bay Golf Club, Tara Golf & Country Club and past member of Westmount Golf & Country Club and the Albany Club.

Jack volunteers to give back to the community and make the world a better place to live. The people you meet volunteering are exceptional and rewarding to know and work with.

What is the biggest impact you’ve seen during your board tenure?

There are a number of achievements and accomplishments made by CGMHF in the 8 years that I have been involved. The Foundation has established and built a very successful Planned Giving (Legacy) structure that will bring rewards far into the future. It created and grew an endowment fund to almost $20.0 Million while at the same time, it provided CGMH with significant money for it’s current capital needs; an amount far in excess of other foundations in a community of similar size.

Our Foundation, under the leadership of Jory Pritchard-Kerr, has become “Best in Class” and is envied and respected by our peers and the community. We are always looking for ways to improve, innovate and implement “Best Practice” in all areas of our operations. I am proud of my involvement in the CGMHF and I want to attract the best of the best to become involved.