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Fund Facts: Jack Cannon Memorial Fund

Jack Cannon was an independent trucker who hauled turf and sod until he was hired by the District of Mission to be a heavy equipment operator, a position he held for 18 years. In 2001 Jacks wife Sherry started this fund as a way to memorialize a man she loved dearly...

Fund Facts: Yum Science Fund

When an awards recipient gives back, it’s a special moment; when he does it the same year he received it, it’s extra special.  That’s what happened in 2000 when Daniel Yum decided to give back to the community he grew up in. Daniel and his family moved to Canada...

Fund Facts: Finch Memorial Fund

Families give us our values, history, purpose, and support. When benefactors start a memorial fund and share their family history with us it gives us an understanding of what they are trying to achieve and the person/people they are memorializing.   The Finch Memorial...

Fund Facts: Elizabeth O Stevens Fund

Elizabeth Stevens was born July 1, 1908 in Sumas Prairie; she was one of eight children.  She was schooled in Abbotsford and graduated from Sheffield High. Elizabeth wanted to pursue a career in nursing but the funding was not available.  Instead, she went to work in...

Fund Facts: Negrin (Community) Fund

Atileo Negrin started the Negrin Fund through a bequest in his will in June of 1999.  The money was put in trust with Mission Community Foundation with instructions on its use. Upon receipt of these instructions, Mission Community Foundation created the Negrin Fund...

Fund Facts: Ellis Family Fund

Friendship can lead us in many directions. When it comes to the Ellis Family, friendship lead them to the Mission Community Foundation. Audrey and Robert Ellis were friends with one of our founding fathers, Bill Harris. It is because of this friendship that the Ellis...