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The Claude I. Taylor, O.C. Tribute Award


The Claude I. Taylor O.C. Tribute Award has been created by renowned crystal artist and designer, Mark Raynes Roberts,
whose sculptures and awards can be found in art collections around the world.  The newly designed Crystal Sculpture Award
is made of the purest optical crystal, a material used in the space and aeronautical industry, and reflective of the vision,
clarity of thinking and excellence each of the Claude I. Taylor O.C. Tribute Award recipients possess.  The Crystal Orb Sculpture is hand-engraved with a globe and linear lines on the cube symbolic of communication and the technological world we live in today.




Claude I. Taylor, O.C., the renowned Air Canada Icon had a dream of acknowledging people who embraced a need.  He had a deep appreciation and a considerable admiration for his recipients and their philanthropic works that spanned the essence of his dream.


“Foresight requires a curiosity as deep as it is boundless… The will to dream bigger and beyond.”

                                                                                                                                                         – Claude I. Taylor, O.C.



With profound pride, in this, our World Luxury Issue 2017, it is JO LEE Magazine’s Distinct Privilege to announce Claude Taylor’s 2017 Recipients.  Ann Graham Calderisi, Nino A. Mascioli and Thomas A. McKee.  Claude Taylor’s belief in goodness was all encompassing.  To say he was a “White Knight”, as he was referred to by international colleagues, humbled him.  But he was a “White Knight” and in their own right, so too are Ann Graham Calderisi, Nino A. Mascioli and Thomas A. McKee!


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Ann Graham Calderisi


Ann Graham Calderisi was a humanist extraordinaire.  Her lifetime endevor and ethical stance emphasized the value of human beings, individually and collectively, affirming their ability to improve their lives.  Ann was the sister of Edward {Ted} Rogers, a Board Member of Rogers Media and the Rogers Foundation and a member of the Advisory Committee of the Rogers Control Trust.  Ann is being awarded the Claude I. Taylor, O.C. Tribute Award posthumously.




Thomas A. McKee


Thomas A. McKee is recognized as a leading lawyer with a striking dossier of domestic and international clients who’ve spanned across a wide variety of industries where he is frequently seen in The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms (Mergers and Acquisitions).  Tom’s philanthropic goals reach high and it is within the realm ‘of giving’ that he and Claude achieved great camaraderie.






Nino A. Mascioli


Nino A. Mascioli was President & CEO of JO LEE Magazine’s Social Media Corporation.  His interests had focused on provoking perspectives on how the world operates and this, combined with his expertise in finance, had amassed strategic methods of business innovation.  Nino’s love of giving transcended the essence of empathy in both humanitarian and political arenas where action is essential.  Nino is being awarded the Claude I. Taylor, O.C. Tribute Award posthumously.




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