Earlier this year, the J. W. McConnell Family Foundation approached us to work on a new project with them. We’d previously collaborated on designing and developing their main website and this new undertaking was especially easy to get excited about: They wanted us to design a commemorative site that would allow people to discover the great history of their foundation and founder.

If you’re not familiar with the organization, it was established in 1937 by John Wilson McConnell and, in the foundation’s words, it came from his “deep commitment to the public good and his lifelong involvement with charitable work.” To this day, they seek “to improve the quality of life in Canada by building communities that help people develop their potential and contribute to the common good.”

This won’t come as a surprise, but I can tell you that it’s pretty hard not to feel good about working on a project celebrating that kind of mission.

We’re honoured to have had the opportunity to deliver a site that presents the history of a great Canadian philanthropist and the organization he founded. “He does well who does his best,” Mr. McConnell once said. We hope our best efforts have done justice to him and his legacy.

Learn more about the foundation on the recently launched 75th Anniversary Timeline site or by exploring the programs and resources on their main site.