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Created as a trust by Senator Patrick Burns, Burns Memorial Fund works to enhance the education, health and well-being of young Calgarians.
Senator Burns was a prominent businessman and philanthropist who passed away in 1937, leaving this legacy for the children of Calgary. Today, Burns Memorial Fund carries on his work through three funds: the Police Fund, the Fire Fund and the Children’s Fund.
The Police and Fire Funds focus on the educational needs of the children of police officers and firefighters. The Children’s Fund assists children living in low-income situations, as well as providing grants to registered charities working in the areas of health, education and recreation for low-income children.