August 14, 2018 10:30 pm

Kingston philanthropist Regina ‘Gini’ Rosen passes away

A tireless champion of the Kingston community, Regina 'Gini' Rosen, passes away


A tireless champion for the Kingston community has passed away. Regina Rosen known to many as “Gini” died on Monday night.

Talk about a force of nature. She was a very active member of the community for decades with her fundraising, charitable work as well as contributing her time and effort to the arts and social justice.

“Gini was a remarkable woman and contributor to our community,” said Tina Bailey, executive director of the Community Foundation for Kingston and Area.

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“She was a true philanthropist supporting many organizations and causes in our community from the arts to Queen’s University to the Beth Israel Synagogue and of course the community foundation.”

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Gini also worked for many years as the entertainment reporter at CKWS Television. Her name is attached to the main auditorium of the Grand Theatre where she championed a renovation a decade ago.

Bailey says Rosen was a passionate leader and an advocate for making the community a better place for all involved.

“Gini loved the word communitarian, the link between an individual and their community, and Gini was a true communitarian and an inspiration to us for how we can work together to make our community better.”

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A funeral for Rosen is set for this Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Beth Israel Synagogue in Kingston.

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