On May 10, Lisa Kolody, Executive Director, Windsor-Essex Community Foundation was the speaker.
She highlighted that the Foundation started in 1983 so in 2023 they will celebrate 40 years. The main purpose of the WECF is to build community assets from which they can grant funding to local projects and initiatives. 
Currently, WECF holds 70 different endowment funds which includes approximately 14 scholarship funds. She highlighted the scholarship that Rotary 1918 partners on for Youth Exchange rebounder students. 
Each year WECF conducts the Vital Signs survey. The survey engages with the community asking them to identify needs under various categories. The community helps to set priorities. When WECF puts out a call for grant funding, organizations are asked to link their project to the results of the Vital Signs report. The survey is currently open, the link is https://wecf.ca/community-engagement/vital-signs/