Voices of RPIA
In Our Community
Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research
Andy Pringle is currently Chairman at RPIA and a strong supporter of the community through his active participation in causes that are close to his heart. Over the years, he has been a chair, board member, or adviser to several organizations including the Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research (CANFAR), Upper Canada College, The Canadian Council of Christians and Jews, The Evergreen Brickworks, The PC Ontario Fund, The Shaw Festival, The Schmeelk Canada Foundation, Toronto Police Services Board, the McMichael Canadian Art Collection, and Mount Sinai Foundation. He has also worked on several capital campaigns and has been a donor to many more.
Andy’s passion for the community first started during his time at Dominion Securities in the investment business before RBC acquired them in 1988. The company had a strong sense of partnership and emphasized the importance of giving back to the community. This ideology came to life through the actions of senior partners like Tony Fell, Robin Younger, and Jim Pitblado who were very active and high-profile members in quite a number of not-for-profit activities. Another leader, Michael Wilson, is an example of someone who gave up his career at the firm to run for federal politics in 1978, going on to be one of our most important Finance Ministers and, later, the Canadian Ambassador to the US. These men set an example for young Andy and encouraged him to get involved and give back as much as possible. In his thirties, Andy could devote only so much of his time to not-for-profit work, but as his career progressed in the investment business, he has been able to allocate more of his time and resources, which has enabled him to expand his engagement in many important causes.
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