The Thayer Lindsley Endowment Trust Fund consists of a “locked-in” amount that is used to generate income. This fund (and indeed the Foundation itself) was established with a most generous gift of CAD 250,000 by Thayer Lindsley of New York City in 1969.
Interestingly, Mr. Lindsley actually donated CAD 625,000 with the request that specific amounts totalling CAD 375,000 be distributed to designated institutions (among them the University of Toronto and Haileybury School of Mines) to support geological work, and to specified charities (e.g., Jesuit Fathers of Upper Canada) in Canada. In 2004, the CGF Board, in keeping with its more recent practice of naming individual endowment funds, decided to name the Foundation’s original trust fund after its founding benefactor, Mr. Thayer Lindsley. All general-purpose donations to CGF are received by the Thayer Lindsley Endowment Trust Fund. Proceeds from the fund are used to support the Foundation’s main objects.
Donations may be sent to the CGF Treasurer.