2011 Champion of Learning: Martha Hart
Martha Hart is the founder of the Owen Hart Foundation, which she established in memory of her late husband Owen Hart shortly after his death in May 1999. As a result of the vast charitable contributions achieved through the good works of the Owen Hart Foundation, Martha was named Individual Philanthropist of the Year in 2004 by the AFP.
Martha is a national best selling author. Her book has been published in several countries including the United States and the United Kingdom, with all proceeds allocated to charity. Education is the mandate of the Owen Hart Foundation and is personally very important to Martha. Martha completed 2 degrees at the University of Calgary in Psychology and Sociology before moving to England to complete a Master's degree in Social & Developmental Psychology at Cambridge University, and is now in her final year of her PhD there. However, despite these accolades Martha says that her greatest accomplishment in life is raising her two beautiful children, Oje and Athena, into fine young people she can be proud of.
Every year, as a tribute to Owen Hart, Martha respectfully hosts a high profile fundraising event for the Owen Hart Foundation, which proudly attracts some of the biggest names in the entertainment community.