Fengate’s President and CEO, Lou Serafini Jr. shares the room with CEO of the Hamilton Community Foundations, Terry Cooke, on an episode of Vital Signs. Talking about why his family gives back to the local community, striving to make a difference that is impactful and focuses on the future of kids and recreation.
The Serafini Family Ice & Splash Pad now officially opened, offers Hamiltonians year-round opportunities to get outside and stay active. Located at the Bernie Morelli Recreation Centre, the Serafini Family Ice & Splash Pad is a gift that exemplifies the Serafini family’s personal and business roots in the city of Hamilton, as well as their lifelong love of recreation.
“Hamilton has been central to our family’s history and we’re honoured to support this new facility,” said Lou Serafini Jr., President and CEO, Fengate Asset Management, on behalf of his family. “It represents both the city’s role in our lives and our desire to share the benefits and enjoyment of recreation with young people who may not otherwise have an opportunity to explore their potential through sport.”
Lou Serafini Jr. also announced a new Fengate Recreation Fund at the official opening of the Ice & Splash Pad. Administered through the Hamilton Community Foundation (HCF), the Fengate Recreation Fund is in place to provide grants that increase access to sport and recreation in Hamilton.
The new outdoor facility and Fengate Recreation Fund granting program together represent a new $1 million gift to the city and are in addition to the Fengate Community Foundation Fund, a $1 million grant established by Fengate in 2010 and administered by HCF in support of programs supporting youth, women and seniors.