WHO WE ARE
MICHAEL STEELE：PRESIDENT, SECRETARY & DIRECTOR
Michael has been involved in many business ventures over the past several years. With a degree in civil engineering, he has taken on many challenges in a multitude of industries such as mining, oil and gas, food processing, real estate, and architecture. It was through Michael’s countless efforts that The Steele Family Foundation came to life.
JENNIFER STEELE：ASSOCIATE & DIRECTOR
Jennifer, daughter to Michael, graduated from the Honours Business program with a concentration in Marketing at Wilfrid Laurier University, in Waterloo. She has also completed her certification in Image Consulting and is actively involved in the fashion sector as an international model, digital content creator, and editor for a fashion magazine. As Associate Director of the family’s foundation, Jennifer is responsible for all marketing, administrative, and research duties. She is the main point of contact for the foundation.
STUART BOLLEFER: TAX AND LEGAL ADVISER
Stuart is a senior tax partner with Aird & Berlis LLP in Toronto. He has spent over 25 years practicing in the income tax where he specializes in domestic and international wealth preservation and estate planning.
STACEY COOTE: COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER & DIRECTOR
Stacey has 20 years of experience in managerial and marketing initiatives for large corporate entities such as Siemen's, Apotex and recently Maple Leaf Foods. The Steele Family Foundation is expanding its charitable platform to now include third party fund raising programs which will require strong branding and leadership rolls to build relationships with other similar cause charities and philanthropists. Stacey assists Michael in this undertaking.
She attained her education from the Conestoga College in the Management and Leadership program, and currently assists several other grass root causes and regional fundraising initiatives.