It is believed that the Guelph Fountain Committee operated in the early to mid 1980s. The Committee was originally referred to as the Guelph Italian Fountain Committee. The committee was charged with raising money for a fountain and statue called the family which is located today at St. George’s Square in Guelph. The Guelph Fountain Committee was believed to have been headquartered on Victoria Road. There pledge cards, publicity kits, and receipt forms were distributed. The Guelph Fountain Committee was a registered charity. It is believed the committee ceased operations once its fundraising goals were met.