We honour Thomas Budd today for extraordinary philanthropic support for charitable organizations in the Central Okanagan. From his success in the Alberta investment sector, Tom gives back to his chosen community of Kelowna in a big way and has done so, often quietly, for many years. Through the Thomas Allan Budd Foundation, he supports the BC Cancer Agency Sindi Hawkins Centre for the Southern Interior, the SPCA, Kelowna General Hospital Foundation, and the ‘Be An Angel Campaign’ among many others. Tom believes in Kelowna, and he believes in giving. Through his generosity, he inspires others in his community to do more.