Over the past eight years, the Ralph M. Barford Foundation has become one of the primary supporters of Loran Scholars. The foundation, which honours business leader Ralph M. Barford, C.M. and his commitment to education, has invested in twelve Loran Scholars since 2010.
Beth Malcolm, Chair of the Ralph M. Barford Foundation, joined our Board of Directors in September 2013. Beth brings governance experience through her current role at the Ralph M. Barford Foundation, as president of Petels Corporation and as past director of GSW Inc., Teachers Across Borders and Intercordia Canada.
Beth has served as a regional and national interviewer for the Loran Scholars Foundation. She is a graduate of Queen’s University and believes that the undergraduate years are a crucial time for nurturing leadership in young people.
“Our decision to invest in Loran Scholars was very easy,” Beth says. “The foundation helps talented youth reach their full potential by pairing them with dedicated mentors and offering them access to a superb summer program, university support and a close-knit and supportive alumni community.”
According to Beth, Loran Scholars are becoming trailblazers and leaders in all disciplines, from business, public service and the arts to science and technology. She adds, “Best of all, the students that I have met are not only exceedingly intelligent and inspiring, but they are genuinely nice people who demonstrate a sense of duty to make their corner of the world a better place.”