Jennifer Bell, the wife of an Old Boy (Robert ’75) and parent of two young Old Boys, volunteered her time generously to UCC while Matthew ’13 and Jeremy ’17 were students and continued volunteering after their graduation.
"I’m so touched by the honour of being one of the recipients of this year’s Harold A. D. Roberts Circle Awards," says Bell. "It has been my absolute pleasure to contribute to our wonderful community through volunteering. I love the school, and love every minute of volunteering there. UCC has been my home away from home."
Bell was the Arts Booster Club's languages and film representative and a member of its executive from 2014 to 2017. She volunteered in the Prep's Wilder Library, at the Nuit Bleue arts festival, as a Class Parent, and at Association Day. She was a Year and House rep in the Upper School, and a Festive Marketplace volunteer. Other wide-ranging endeavours included membership on the UCC refugee sponsorship committee, working at the sports shop, and serving as a liaison for several parents new to the College.
"Volunteering at UCC was a full-time job and a labour of love for Jennifer," wrote one of her nominators. "During her ten years as a UCC mom, Jennifer never stopped volunteering. She never said no to volunteer jobs and she did them all with enthusiasm and warmth."