Administered by the Rotary Club of Picton

The Matt Stever Fund was created to assist families in the Quinte area who suffer hardship due to family crisis specifically, but not limited to, hardship caused by the severe illness, accident or death of a child. 
Matt Stever was a promising young Prince Edward County man who was living and working in Taiwan when he sustained a serious and eventually fatal accident. His parents, Roger and Mary Stever, were in part supported during this time by the PEC community. This support allowed them to be at their son’s bedside following his accident.
They felt that, based on their experiences, they wanted to set up a fund which would allow other families who might go through this wrenching experience to have the benefit of the same kind of support that they were offered in their time of need.
Correspondingly, with the leftover funds, and with the funds added to by the community, they established the Matt Stever Fund in the memory of their son. The Rotary Club of Picton is honored to administer this on their behalf. Currently, the funds are being supplemented by fundraisers in memory of Matt Stever which have been put on by many local organizations as well as individual donations.
Donations can be made online to the Rotary Club of Picton - Matt Stever Fund by clicking on one of the links below. As well, donations can be sent to the Rotary Club of Picton, Box 6015, Picton, Ontario K0K 2T0.  A charitable tax receipt is available for any donation of $20.00 or more.
Click Here to Donate.                                      Click here for the Matt Stever Fund Website
An application for assistance can be accessed below and should be emailed to Andrew Janikowski, Chair, Matt Stever Fund at

Application Form

Support for Kathleen Kennedy
The Rotary Club of Picton presented a $1350 cheque from the Stever Fund and Rotarians to help with the cost of the treatments for Kathleen's eye cancer.

(L-R Rotarian Andy Janikowski, Joseph Kennedy, Mikayla Deal, Kathleen, Mary Stever, President John Clarke)
Picture courtesy of the Picton Gazette/Desiree Decoste
Rotary Club of Picton Receives Thank-you Card from Andrea Taylor
Recently, Andrea suffered an injury which set her back requiring a special X-ray procedure which cannot be done anywhere in Canada. Her physicians, including her gastroenterologist in Belleville, recommended that she get this scan - the cost of which we were able to assist with through the Matt Stever Fund.