Ethel Harriett Prouse was the youngest of ten children in the Bluhm family of Sullivan Township (in Owen Sound area). She worked for Bell Telephone all her life, as did several of her relatives.
Ethel lived to the age of 94, surviving her husband, William Russell Prouse, by many years. As there were no children, Mrs. Prouse divided the residue of her estate equally among four charities, including the Foundation.
Excerpt from 1994-1995 Annual Report