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Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce

Maria Mavridis

Event Product, Anchor Niagara    | 2021 Community Impact Award Finalist

anchorniagara | Anchor Niagara

Anchor Niagara was created on the promise to continue raising funds and awareness for community charities, foundations, and not-for-profits in Niagara. 

Maria’s parents taught her to give back to the community where she lives, in any way she can. Maria grew up watching her mother put together events that raised awareness and funds for the community. Prior to her passing after a 10-year battle with breast cancer, Maria made a promise to her mother to continue this work in her memory.

By partnering with local businesses, Anchor Niagara has successfully raised over $140,000 for local charities and
not-for-profits and fulfilled more than 5,000 volunteer hours in 20 events in the past five years. At the same time, Anchor Niagara has been bringing business in the off season to Niagara’s hospitality industry.

As a Mentor on the Niagara-on-the-Lake Lord Mayor’s Youth Advisory Committee, Maria is filled with pride when the youth learn and grow with its guidance. For her, mentorship plays a big role in the planning and execution of a successful fundraiser.