Alex Foto Memorial Fund is established

Friday, November 7, 2014

In memory of Alexandra Josephine Foto1995 – 2014

The Alex Foto Memorial Fund will support a student that cares deeply about humanitarian and poverty issues, and who is participating in the International Development Program’s fourth-year field placement in a developing country.    

Additional funds raised will assist with the purchase of a memorial bench and tree, along with a plaque for Alex, on campus as a tribute to her passion to learn.

This fund was started by friends of the Foto family with the goal of creating a lasting legacy for Alex at Waterloo and St. Paul’s. 

Alex was a standout student entering her second year of the International Development program, a tireless and devoted Waterloo Warrior cheerleader, and an incoming residence Don at St. Paul’s. 

Alex was tragically killed last August while riding her bicycle home from work in her hometown of London, Ontario. The previous August, just before entering her first year, Alex wrote out her personal goals for the coming year. The first goal was to "Go to Waterloo and shine." And shine she did. During her time at the University of Waterloo, Alex left an indelible mark on countless students, faculty and staff. She is greatly missed.

Gifts in memory of Alex can be designated to the Alex Foto Memorial Fund at St. Paul’s University College. All donations are welcome.

memorial event is being arranged on campus on November 22.

Charitable Tax Receipt:
Donors who choose to use the online donations form will receive an electronic receipt; those who wish to send in a cheque will receive a charitable tax receipt by mail.

Donate online at

Please make cheques payable to "St. Paul’s University College."

Memo line on cheque should say "Alex Foto Memorial Fund."

Primary Contact:
Kelly Deeks-Johnson
Advancement Officer
190 Westmount Road N., Waterloo, ON  N2L 3G5
519-885-1460, x218

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