Meet the Lorna Somer's Legacy Giving Award designer

Our Lorna Somers’ Legacy Giving Award of Excellence is a showstopper. So, who’s behind the design?

Teresa Seton is the local artist who beautifully designs and crafts this piece every year for our winner. Teresa’s uniquely sculptural fine art stained glass is an artistic trademark featuring multi layers of glass panels with spun wire. Her use of a refined colour pallet creates a mood and atmosphere that is distinctive to Teresa, making her one of Canada’s most notable Fine Art Stained Glass Artists.

Creating art professionally since 2010, Teresa opened the doors of Teresa Seaton Studio & Gallery in 2013. Teresa’s gallery features a large selection of her latest works as well as small assortment of local artists. Have a look or pop by her website the next time you’re looking for that unique gift to recognize someone special.

CAGP Niagara Golden Horseshoe’s Lorna Somers Legacy Giving Award for Excellence is sponsored by the Donor Motivation Program, Golden Horseshoe. Each year, our chapter accepts nominations for professionals in the field of planned giving whose passion and dedication goes above and beyond. We welcome all of our members and non-members to participate and hope to hear from you in May 2021 when we put out the call for nominees!

Teresa Seaton Studio & Gallery 652 Spring Gardens Rd. , Burlington ON L7T 1J2 Gallery open Wednesday to Saturday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Curb side pick-up and private viewings available Contact: Cell 905-510 5030 teresa at

“I have the award on my desk so I can see when I’m making my donor calls.”

– Mary Goodfellow, 2020 recipient

“The award design is beautiful as the trees symbolize strength, life and heritage and the stream is the way in which our legacy flows to the next generation. The award is a great reminder of the richness and meaning behind the conversations we have with supporters and the powerful impact our legacy gifts have on future generations.”

– Lisa Gonnering, 2019 recipient


The Niagara Golden Horseshoe Chapter provides resources and hosts educational events for members, providing opportunities to network, share ideas and develop understanding of current issues relating to gift planning.

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