Alan B. McLean, a native of Saint John, NB, overcame many challenges in his childhood to become a caring, generous and successful community member. Alan McLean’s father, sea captain Bart McLean, died when Alan was two years old. His mother had to raise five children on her own. Alan remembered that there were no books, no bicycles, and everyone’s energy had to go into making ends meet.
Alan generously supported many charitable causes during his lifetime. He made a number of significant bequests to the healthcare, social service and education fields, as well as to the Greater Saint John Community Foundation, which will make a real difference to many worthwhile charities of Greater Saint John. Joyce E. McLean has named a new fund, entrusted to the Greater Saint John Community Foundation, to be known as the Joyce E. and Alan B. McLean Fund in hopes it will also encourage others to follow the generous example set by Joyce and Alan McLean.
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