Meet the Foundation staff

Ben Gardiner, Executive Director

Ben is a lifelong Arnprior resident and is proudly raising his family in the community.

Ben attended both Carleton University and Algonquin College, specializing in Sociology, English Literature and Fundraising Management. He is a lifetime learner and completed his MBA with a specialty in Social Enterprise Leadership while concurrently achieving his Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) designation.

When Ben was a teenager his mother passed away quite unexpectedly, and he found himself at a crossroads. He began volunteering for charities and absolutely fell in love with being able to make a difference for others. Fast forward to today, he has made the best out of a sad situation and loves the opportunity to make an impact in the town that he loves.

In 2019, he began in his Executive Director role at the Arnprior Regional Health Foundation. As his loved ones get older, he has become more aware of their health and the importance of having the care they need in the community where they live.

Contributing to the Arnprior Regional Health Foundation is one way he knows he can help make a better and healthier life for his family and the larger community.

[email protected]
613-623-3166 ext. 532

Julie Bennett, Events & Fundraising Coordinator

Julie grew up in Renfrew and after years of residing elsewhere, travels and adventures in various locations she has returned home to the Ottawa Valley.

Julie attended Queen’s University and became a teacher, but found her passion was coordinating and delivering events. Julie founded Fundamentals Unlimited, her own event company in Yellowknife and used her creative talents to fundraise for various business’ and Charitable organizations.

Julie has always been passionate about helping others and making a difference in the lives of others. Volunteering in both Bangladesh and India and in various provinces and Territories within Canada. She is very excited to be able to give back locally as part of the team at the Arnprior Regional Health Foundation.

[email protected]
(613) 813-5222 

We’d love to connect to answer any questions or help support you through your giving decisions.

Here’s how you can get in touch with our team.

: 613-623-3166 ext. 362 (Phone)
: [email protected] (Email)
: (Facebook)
: (Instagram)

Mail or in person:
350 John Street North
Arnprior, Ontario
K7S 2P6