Don Pangman is the Founder of ArtHouse, a Halton based charitable organization which provides FREE Arts programs for vulnerable children and youth from 7–17 who may not have any access to arts programs. Celebrating its 10th Anniversary in June 2019, ArtHouse has served over 9,000 young people with 634 programs at 90 safe and accessible locations throughout Halton.
Don was Co-founder of the Oakville Jazz Festival and the St. Jude’s Celebration of the Arts. He has also served on the board of the Oakville Symphony Orchestra and the Oakville and Toronto Boards of Canadian Music Competition. Don is the recipient of the United Way Chair’s Award, the McPhie Award from the Children’s Aid Foundation of Halton, Oakville’s Community Spirit Award in the Arts and in 2012 he was presented with The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal and was presented with Rotary International Foundation’s Paul Harris Award.