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Mission Community Foundation Funds

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The first fund entrusted to the Mission Foundation in 1987 was through the estate of the late Margaret Erskine, in the amount of $228,000 to be dedicated to post-secondary education for the students of Mission.   Since then, we have received monies from many organizations and citizens in Mission and the Fraser Valley Regional District and are pleased to say that we now have 84 different funds totaling just over 4.2 Million Dollars.

We consider it an honor to be entrusted with these funds and disburse them based on our benefactors wishes.  The monies are held in trust, invested prudently, and the interest monies are disbursed through scholarships and bursaries as well as dedicated funding for specific fields of interest.

 

Who benefits from these funds?

Middle School students can receive a GW Cooke award for Math or Science Excellence.  This award is a form of encouragement to students to stay on track with their education and to continue to contribute to the community through friendship and volunteerism.

Secondary School students can apply to receive Bursaries & Scholarships from a variety of funds dedicated to general and specific educational paths.  Each year, we review, interview, and select recipients based on academic achievement overall as well as academics their chosen field, all around achievement which takes into account volunteerism, sports, arts and work experience.  Written and verbal communication skills as well as general knowledge of the community and world are also scored.  We then look at the career paths stated by the students and match them to award monies available.

Organizations benefit in the form of Grants from the Foundation.  We have several dedicated funds for the benefit and enhancement of the community.  These grants are disbursed three times yearly.

If you are interested in starting a fund for a specific field of interest or a scholarship, please contact our Office Manager at 604.826.5322 and she can give you further information on how you can leave a legacy for others to remember you by.

Albert McMahon Mission City Rotary Fund

Albert McMahon Mission City Rotary Fund

Albert McMahon Mission City Rotary Fund

This Fund was established in 1989 by the Rotary Club of Mission Sunrise as a memorial to Albert McMahon.

Mr. McMahon was one of the first members to join the Mission Rotary Club and he helped steward the growth of the Club in the early days. A quiet philanthropist, Mr. McMahon wanted to ensure that every child had the best possible opportunity to succeed and would donate monies towards education, housing or whatever was required.   He donated land for a school and provided personal scholarships through Mission Senior Secondary School starting in 1954.  If there was a sports team that needed a sponsor, he was there.

The Rotary Club felt that Mr. McMahon should be memorialized for his contributions to the community.  This Fund is dedicated to providing funding for children within the District of Mission who are in special circumstances, and therefore in need of help.  Funding has been used to provide both scholarships and granting for this purpose.

If you would like to help children succeed, donate today!

Mission Community Foundation is able to accept E-Transfers from your bank. Send e-transfers to info@missioncommunityfoundation.org.  Please provide details on what fund you would like the monies applied to in the “message” box. 

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Animal Welfare Fund

Animal Welfare Fund

Animal Welfare Fund

Animal Welfare Fund ImageThe Animal Welfare Fund was created by five Mission women who have a passion for animals.  Julie Hartland, Ernestine Kearney, Margaret Calloway, Jenny Stevens and Moneca Harder started this fund in April of 2011.  The purpose of this fund is to provide support to charitable organizations working with animals in Mission.

These organizations struggle yearly to provide care for animals in need in Mission.  Some organizations that could benefit from this fund are:

  • pet therapy
  • guide dogs
  • Fraser Valley Humane Society
  • SPCA (society for the prevention of cruelty to animals)
  • SAINTS (senior animals in need today society)

It’s heartbreaking to see a helpless animal in distress and your contribution can enhance an animal’s quality of life.

If you would like to help support animals in need, contribute today!

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Beaton Patience Drug & Alcohol Prevention Fund

Beaton Patience Drug & Alcohol Prevention Fund

Beaton Patience Drug & Alcohol Prevention Fund

Beaton Patience Fund ImageMonies from this fund are used to provide grants to groups like Mission Senior Secondary’s Dry Grad committee to assist in planning safe ways for students to celebrate.

Beaton’s concern about the growing drug and alcohol abuse and addiction in our youth led him to create this fund in 1998.  He felt that prevention was the easiest and most satisfactory solution to abuse and addiction.

Beaton Patience was a military man, who served in the RCAF for 26 years before retiring to Mission to become a honey producer.  He was active with Big Brothers, Red Cross, Heart & Stroke Fund, Arthritis Society, CNIB and the Salvation Army.

If you would like to help our graduating students celebrate safely, please donate today!

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Bill and Linda Clark Sports Fund

Bill and Linda Clark Sports Fund

Bill and Linda Clark Sports Fund

Bill & Linda Clark are long time Mission residents who have been involved in our community in various ways.   Linda worked as an advertising sales and marketing representative for the Mission Record and Bill was a realtor for more than 30 years.

Bill also played on the UBC Thunderbirds Volleyball team that took the Canadian University (CIAU) title in 1967.  This earned them a spot in the 1967 World Student Games in Tokyo.  It was in Tokyo that the team helped change the game in Canada and in 2002 the team was inducted into the UBC Sports Hall of Fame.  In 2018 the team, including Bill and three other teammates from Mission, were recognized as pioneers in the sport when they were inducted into the Volleyball BC Hall of Fame.

Linda’s hobbies are of an artistic nature.  She’s an accomplished actor, singer, an artist, loves to enjoy Mother Nature whenever possible, and volunteers at the Clarke Theatre.   Linda joined the Mission Community Foundation Board of Directors in 2017 and through her work on the Board saw a need for a sporting fund.  With her husband’s affinity for sports, it made sense to create a fund that would assist young children in finding healthy alternatives to video games and boredom.

This fund was created for children in grades K to 12, to provide funding for equipment and coaching upgrades (excluding wages) for minor boys and girls sports in Mission.

If you’d like to help to provide equipment and trained coaching for minor sports, donate today!

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Builders Fund

This fund was created to augment under-capitalized funds to reach a status where they can be self sustaining.

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Builders Fund

To augment undercapitalized funds to reach a status where they can be self sustaining.  To augment scholarships/bursaries when the income from a named fund does not produce sufficient funds for the same.  To act as a flow through vehicle within the Foundation.

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Caring Fund – Arts

Caring Fund – Arts

Caring Fund – Arts

When you see people in need and have the ability to help, you do.

Our benefactors, long-time Mission residents involved in healthcare, who have a passion for the arts, want to ensure there is a vehicle in place to help organizations that help people in need.

The primary goal of this fund is to provide grants for programs and projects to groups that support people and lend a helping hand in a time of need.  Organizations such as:

  • St. Joseph’s Food Bank
  • Mission Food Bank (MCSS)
  • Sara House for Women
  • Mission Youth House (MCSS)
  • Rivendell (MCSS)
  • Haven in the Hollow (MCSS)
  • Mission Association for Community Living
  • Fraser House

If there are no grant applications for Caring projects, this fund is also set up to provide funding for the development and creation of Arts and Culture projects in Mission.

Whether its Caring organizations or Arts and Culture organizations, their budgets are never big enough to cover the need and this fund is set up to help them.  When you give to this fund, your dollars will continue to give forever and you can have the satisfaction of knowing that you helped people in Mission.

If you want to help people in need, contribute today!

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Caring Fund – Social Issues

Caring Fund – Social Issues

Caring Fund – Social Issues

When you see people in need and have the ability to help you do.

Long-time residents involved in healthcare who also have a passion for the arts, our benefactors want to ensure there is a vehicle in place to help organizations that help people in need.

The primary goal of this fund is to provide grants for programs and projects to groups that support people in developing or maintaining life skills as well as giving a helping hand in a time of need.  Organizations such as:

  • St. Joseph’s Food Bank
  • Mission Food Bank (MCSS)
  • Sara House for Women
  • Mission Youth House (MCSS)
  • Rivendell (MCSS)
  • Haven in the Hollow (MCSS)
  • Mission Association for Community Living
  • Fraser House

If there are no grant applications for Caring projects, this fund is also set up to provide funding for the development and creation of the Arts and Culture in Mission.

Whether its Caring organizations or Arts and Culture organizations, their budgets are never big enough to cover the need and this fund is set up to help them.  When you give to this fund, your dollars will continue to give forever and you can have the satisfaction of knowing that you helped people in Mission.

If you want to help people in need, donate today!

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Cliff & Marjorie Rock Family Fund

Cliff & Marjorie Rock Family Fund

Cliff & Marjorie Rock Family Fund

 A  fund developed to help charitable organizations succeed by providing grants for community projects.

The Rocks have always been involved with our community.  Cliff served with the Mission Kinsmen Club, Mission Memorial Hospital and Boy Scouts, and Marjorie with the Mission Kinettes Club.  They assist in the presentation and education of the Arts by providing the building the Mission Arts Council and Gallery currently occupy.

Upon retirement from pharmacy, the Rocks looked to the Mission Community Foundation to help them meet their philanthropic goals. They started three funds: Rock Family Food Fund which grants funding to organizations helping feed Mission residents; Rock Pharmacy Scholarship for students entering pharmaceutical education; and the Cliff & Marjorie Rock Fund, a community granting fund.

The Mission Community Foundation is honored to assist the Rock family meet their philanthropic goals and continues to provide funding for community groups well into the future through this endowment fund.

If you would like to assist community organizations, donate today!

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Community Fund

This fund provides grants for community projects that help charitable organizations succeed.

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Landing Page Image - Mission M PhotoThe Community Fund was established through the estate of Anne Emily Olund in 1995 as a granting fund to help Mission charitable organizations reach their goals.

Groups who have received community grants include:

  • Children’s groups: Big Brothers & Sisters, Mission Arts Council, Mission Literacy in Motion, Youth Unlimited;
  • Advocacy / Community groups: Fraser House, Friendship centre, Hope Central, Community Services, Mission Association for Community Living;
  • Senior groups: Lifetime learning and Mission Seniors Centre Association;
  • And the list goes on.

Since 1995 donations to this fund have helped charitable organizations provide valuable services to people in Mission.

If you would like to help charitable community organizations in Mission, please donate today!

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CrimeStoppers Perpetual Fund

CrimeStoppers Perpetual Fund

CrimeStoppers Perpetual Fund

The CrimeStoppers Perpetual Fund was created in 2006 when the Central Fraser Valley CrimeStoppers Branch was closed.  Monies from the branch were donated to the Mission Community Foundation with the express purpose of meeting the goals and objectives of CrimeStoppers in Abbotsford and Mission.

Interest earned from this fund has been used to help Dry Grad committees provide healthy graduation celebration activities.  It has also been used to support groups in crime prevention through training and promotional materials.

If you’d like to support this fund, donate today!

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Derrough Fund

Derrough Fund

Derrough Fund

Dennis and Joan Derrough love music, this is evident weekly as they attend all the Concerts in the Park during the summer.

Their fund is designed to help schools and organizations purchase equipment and sheet music, and for the last few years has been used to add to the School District’s music departments by purchasing hand bells and percussion instruments.

When not used for equipment, this fund has a secondary purpose of providing scholarships to students studying music.

Edwin S Richards Arts Based Curriculum School is grateful for the support it has received from the Mission Community Foundation. In particular, a grant from the Derrough Fund has enabled the school to share its music with the local community through the purchase of 30 music stands. This has made it possible for our tone chime and hand bell choir to perform outside the school. In addition, the purchase of music stands has allowed the school to add a beginner band class to its comprehensive music program. ` Sharon Widdows, principal

If you would like to support music in our schools, donate today.

(Photo courtesy of: Ellen Nguyen of What’s on Magazine)

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Enabling Fund (1-013)

Enabling Fund (1-013)

Deed:
To be used to cover the operating or administrative costs of the Mission Community Foundation.  All left over monies are to be added to the principal annually.

Capitalized:
Yes

Criteria:
All spending to be detailed in the  Annual Report published for the Annual General Meeting.

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Fenmo Boswyk Music Fund

Fenmo Boswyk Music Fund

Fenmo Boswyk Music Fund

This fund is a dual purpose fund providing scholarships and grants focusing on music in our community.

Fenmo’s love of music was legendary. He played with Mart Kenney on occasion and was a self taught, gifted musician, playing piano mostly by ear.  Wanting everyone to have an opportunity to play and listen to music, he generously donated a baby grand piano to the Clarke Foundation Theatre and it is enjoyed today by entertainers and students alike.

His wife Marilyn wanted to continue Fenmo’s legacy for his love of music. Marilyn donated to the Mission Community Foundation in his name to support students and organizations with scholarships and grants that focus on music.

If you want to help students and organizations focus on music, donate to this fund today!

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Friends of the Library Fund

Friends of the Library Fund

Friends of the Library Fund

The Friends of the Library Fund was created in 1994 with a generous donation from Vic Hollister, an active member of the Friends of the Library, a volunteer group which supports the Mission library.

This fund distributes monies each year to the Friends of the Library group. The money allows the group to purchase books and furnishings for the Mission Library.

Through activities such as book sales and Quiz Night, Friends of the Library is able to not only provide funding for books and furnishings but also supports Literacy in Motion and the library’s Summer Reading Club. The group also volunteers for activities hosted by the library.

 If you would like to support literacy and the Mission Library, please donate today!

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G. W. (Bill) Harris Fund

G. W. (Bill) Harris Fund

G. W. (Bill) Harris Fund

This community fund was started by one of our founding fathers, Mr. G.W. (Bill) Harris, as a granting fund for charitable organizations who need extra funding for projects.

Mr. Harris started out his career as an accountant, but his love for his community and desire to make it better changed his direction.  In the early 1970’s Bill became involved in local politics and he was Mission’s mayor for three terms.  He was awarded the honour of Freeman of Mission in 1982.  In the late 1980’s Bill became one of the founding members of the Mission Community Foundation. He stated:

Becoming a founder in the Mission Foundation was my greatest contribution to the community”.

We are grateful to Mr. Harris and our other founding fathers for recognizing the need to build the Mission Community Foundation and realizing that together we can make a difference in our community.

It is the wish of the Mission Community Foundation to continue the work that the founders started.

If you would like to help charitable organizations in our community, donate today!

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G. W. Cooke High Achievement Awards

G. W. Cooke High Achievement Awards

G. W. Cooke High Achievement Awards

GW Cooke FundThe George Willoughby Cooke Fund was established in 1992 by Bill and Shirley Walker.  Its purpose is to recognize grades 7, 8 and 9 student achievement in Math and Science, as well as displaying kindness in their interactions with others. Recognition medallions are provided to the students.

Mr. Cooke and his wife, Marjory, were residents of Mission for many years.  During his lengthy friendship with Bill and Shirley Walker, Mr. Cooke extended many kindnesses to them.  As an honour to his name and in remembrance of his friendship and generosity, Mr. and Mrs. Walker established this fund to share with others the type of kindness Mr. Cooke shared with them.

If you would like to recognize middle school achievements, donate today!

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Glen Kask Theatrical Legacy Fund

Glen Kask Theatrical Legacy Fund

Glen Kask Theatrical Legacy Fund

Glen has been involved in entertainment industry most of his life. Working as a broadcaster, newspaper man, photographer and writer, he has been fortunate to experience many live arts venues.

”Establishing the fund with the Mission Community Foundation was my way of giving back to the artistic community some of what they had given me over the years.  I could never have afforded to buy tickets to all the events for which I received complimentary tickets so this fund is intended to help those groups that were a help to me in my work”.

Glen has advised local youth groups to apply for funding for their theatrical productions and since then, the fund has supported groups such as Youth Unlimited – Jester’s Theatre in their annual productions.   

The Mission Community Foundation has been a backbone of support for our costuming department over the last several years.  Each year at our shows, we hear rave reviews from both our participants and their parents and also from audience members, ‘What amazing costumes’.  Every year we see the students put on their costumes and become someone new, someone confident and we are amazed to see how far they have come.  Many of our students struggle with rejection, anxiety and learning challenges.  We are thrilled to see them grow to the point where they are able to mentor ones younger than themselves to overcome in the face of adversity, and to be a good friend.  These students have found a place where they belong and thrive.
Our deepest gratitude goes out to the Mission Community Foundation through the Glen Kask Fund for making this possible.”
~ Sharon Wiebe, Artistic Director – Jesters Theatre (Youth Unlimited)

If you want to help youth find a safe avenue of expression, contribute today.

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Hollister General Fund

Hollister General Fund

Hollister General Fund

Hollister FundStrong advocates for the youth of our community, Vic & Hilda Hollister believed in post-secondary education.

“Students are our country’s future, I want to do everything I can to help students afford a quality university education”.  ~ Victor Hollister

While serving on a task force in the early 90’s, Vic investigated different ways to improve the transition rate from high school to post-secondary schooling amongst Mission students.

“When we first moved here, it seemed like there weren’t a lot of graduates going on to post-secondary education.” ~ Hilda Hollister

Vic discovered that distance to post-secondary education was a large barrier for most students and he worked on committees to bring UCFV to Mission.  With the opening of Heritage Park Campus, Vic’s dream was realized.

The Hollister family was important to the development of the Mission Community Foundation.  By creating many funds they donated 20% of the overall capital of the Foundation in the early days.  Funds created in the Hollister name are dedicated to education; and they also made anonymous contributions to other funds.

“Anything that was for the good of the community, Vic took an interest in” ~ Doug Adair, former DOM Councilor.

The Hollister funds held at Mission Community Foundation are dedicated to advancing our community through higher education.  Permission to transfer interest earned within the funds has been granted so that Mission Community Foundation is able to annually assist a greater number of students.  If there are more applications in engineering than sciences, the Board can move the funding over and provide more scholarships.

This fund will provide a scholarship to a graduating SD75 student enrolled in any course of study at Trinity Western University.

If you also believe that our future lies in the advancement of our children, donate today!

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James Muir Family Fund

James Muir Family Fund

James Muir Family Fund

Rock HOSPICE Fund ImageJames Muir Jr started this fund in memory of his parents who were very involved with our community.

James Sr moved to Canada in 1910 and worked for CIBC in a number of towns before settling in Mission.  James Jr followed his dad’s footsteps and was a banker for 22 years as well as a recreational pilot.  In 1976 he received a license to operate Klahanie Air, a charter float plane business and he left banking.

In 2013 after hearing about what the Mission Community Foundation has done for our community, James Jr started this fund.  He started the fund with a nominal amount and has willed his home to the Foundation upon his passing.  The funds primary goal is to assist the Mission Hospice society through granting of projects.

If you would like to help the Mission Hospice Society, donate today!

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James Patty Special Needs Fund

James Patty Special Needs Fund

James Patty Special Needs Fund (2-082)

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This fund was created in memory of James Patty by his sister Carolyn Kjersem as a way toprovide financial support for mentally challenged youth and adults who reside within the Fraser Valley. Preference will be given to the residents of the Mission District. Consideration will also include any secondary handicaps of a physical, social, and emotional nature.

 Bursaries may be given to any special needs student, trainee, employee, or volunteer who has shown consistent effort to perform to the best of his Iher ability. Bursaries are to be used to foster community involvement, enjoyment, and independence . They may also be used to fund the training and education of individuals whose interests I efforts are in assisting the mentally challenged to realize their full potential.

 Grants may be given to charitable organizations working with mentally challenged individuals and groups to improve their quality of life. The purpose of such grants is to enable those persons to function in a meaningful and productive way and to enjoy the activities and events of an inclusive community.

 Interest accrued in this fund may also be used to assist in the funding of free music at the Twilight Concert Series in Heritage- Park with consideration given to the attendance of ‘special needs’ individuals Igroups.

 In memory of James Patty and Friends this fund will eventually sponsor one evening each summer of special entertainment as a token of his appreciation for the many musical, magical, evenings enjoyed at this community park.

 If you would like to help a challenged person succeed, donate today!

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Jonson Bequest Fund

Jonson Bequest Fund

Jonson Bequest Fund

Marta Jonson immigrated to Canada, married Axel Jonson and after the flood of 1949 they settled in the Dewdney area.

As a young girl in Finland, Marta was a top gymnast in school.  To remain fit, she took up ballet as an adult. Marta was also affected by substance abuse through others in her life.

Marta bequeathed part of her estate to the Mission Community Foundation.  This bequest came without stipulation and the Board at that time determined the fund would be utilized to provide assistance for drug and alcohol abuse in Mission and for the study in gymnastics or dance.  Monies from this fund have traditionally been used to provide grants for substance abuse prevention programs.

If you would like to help support the organizations in Mission working with substance abuse, donate today!

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Marilyn Boswyk Memorial Fund

Marilyn Boswyk Memorial Fund

Marilyn Boswyk Memorial Fund

Marilyn Boswyk was instrumental in starting all the Boswyk funds with Mission Community Foundation and her dedication to our community shows in the funds she created for education, arts and seniors.  We are honored to be entrusted with her funds and will carry her passion for our community forward for years to come.

Marilyn was well known in the community as a realtor and newsperson. She along with husband Fenmo and children Lorraine and Dirk believe in supporting our community.  Marilyn was a strong supporter of Mission and the Mission Community Foundation, she chose to leave her legacy by becoming a very generous benefactor choosing to focus on Mission Seniors and the desire to contribute to the future building of a new Seniors Centre in Mission. The fund known as the Marilyn Boswyk Memorial Fund will also contribute annually without grant applications to the seniors activity centre to assist in the daily running of the facility.

We are grateful to receive funding from the Marilyn Boswyk Memorial Fund as it has enabled the continuation and growth of programs in the Mission Seniors Centre Association.” ~ Bob Ingram, Former MSCA board member.

 If you’d like to help keep the seniors centre open, donate to this fund today!

 

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McPherson Family Community Fund

This fund provides grants for community projects that help charitable organizations succeed.

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McPherson Family Community Fund

Landing Page Image - Mission M PhotoKC & Mindy McPherson believe in supporting Mission and started this fund in 2004 to provide grants to community organizations.

“This community has served us well and we believe we should give back.” ` K.C. McPherson

They recognize that our city has a number of organizations that struggle to provide programs/services and that without additional funding these programs could not exist.   Since inception the McPherson Family Fund has helped Mission Literacy in Motion, Big Brothers & Sisters, and Mission Arts Council and other organizations with grant monies to provide much needed programs.

If you’d like to help community organizations succeed, donate today!

Mission Community Foundation is able to accept E-Transfers from your bank. Send e-transfers to info@missioncommunityfoundation.org.  Please provide details on what fund you would like the monies applied to in the “message” box. 

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Mission 2014 BC Winter Games Legacy Fund

Mission 2014 BC Winter Games Legacy Fund

Mission 2014 BC Winter Games Legacy Fund

The Mission 2014 BC Winter Games were hugely successful.  The legacy of the Games provides financial assistance to Mission’s amateur athletes and coaches.

Each Games leave behind monies that provide a ‘Legacy’ in host communities to provide lasting positive impact.  Much of the Legacy funding was donated to the Mission Community Foundation to support local amateur sports. Mission’s athletes and coaches aim for success, and perhaps future competitive involvement in BC Winter or Summer Games and beyond, hoping to eventually compete on the national and world stage.

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Mission District Historical Society Archives

Mission District Historical Society Archives

Mission District Historical Society Archives

Mission dist ARCHIVES fundMission’s heritage is preserved by the Mission District Historical Archives Centre.

This fund was created by long-time Mission resident, Shirley Walker, who had a passion for history.  She researched her family history and published a book “From Sailing Ships to Spitfires.”  It was through this research that she decided to start this fund to help support the Mission Archives.

The Mission District Historical Society is dedicated to preserving Mission’s past by archiving its history.  Whether you want to find out about Mission’s local flower, the Caitlyn, or that Mission was once the Soap Box Derby and Strawberry capital of the world, you will find the answers at the Mission Archives.

This fund distributes monies annually to assist in purchasing archival materials.

If you believe preserving Mission’s history is important, donate today!

Mission Community Foundation is able to accept E-Transfers from your bank. Send e-transfers to info@missioncommunityfoundation.org.  Please provide details on what fund you would like the monies applied to in the “message” box. 

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Mission Hospice Society Endowment Fund

Mission Hospice Society Endowment Fund

Mission Hospice Society Endowment Fund

End of life care is sometimes challenging and the Mission Hospice society is there to assist Mission residents in their time of need.  All monies from these funds are directed without grant application annually to the Hospice to help defray their program costs. Your donation ensures they can continue to provide this much needed support.

The Mission Hospice is run by volunteers and training them is key to assisting patients in their time of need.  This fund, started by Vic & Hilda Hollister, was set up to offset the cost of training new volunteers.  Training is provided annually and while this fund can defray the costs, it does not cover it all.

You can help us help them by donating today.

Mission Community Foundation is able to accept E-Transfers from your bank. Send e-transfers to info@missioncommunityfoundation.org.  Please provide details on what fund you would like the monies applied to in the “message” box. 

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Mission Lifetime Learning Association Fund

Mission Lifetime Learning Association Fund

Mission Lifetime Learning Association Fund

The Lifetime Learning Centre Society fund was created in 1993 by the Lifetime Learning Centre Board of Directors. They saw the need for future funding and wished to have a perpetual fund to generate monies annually.

Seniors have a lot to offer our community and the Mission Community Foundation supports them through this dedicated fund.

The Lifetime Learning Centre keeps seniors active and engaged.  Disbursements from this fund help the Centre plan programs throughout the year.

If you would like to help to grow this fund, please donate today!

Mission Community Foundation is able to accept E-Transfers from your bank. Send e-transfers to info@missioncommunityfoundation.org.  Please provide details on what fund you would like the monies applied to in the “message” box. 

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Mission Youth Centre Fund – MY House

Mission Youth Centre Fund – MY House

Mission Youth Centre Fund – MY House

Vic & Hilda Hollister established the Youth Centre fund in 1991 to support Mission youth. Since this fund was established, Mission Community Services Society opened Mission Youth (MY) House and this fund is now dedicated to supporting at risk youth using this facility thru annual disbursals.

Youth who do not have support networks can use MY House which provides showers, food, medical care, and access to other services in our community.

If you want to help Mission at risk youth succeed, please donate today!

 

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Negrin Community Fund

This fund provides grants for community projects that help charitable organizations succeed.

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Negrin Community Fund

This fund was started from the bequest from Atileo Negrin in June of 1999.

Atileo Negrin grew up on Nicomen Island helping his parents run the family dairy farm from a young age.  After selling the farm, Atileo worked at a local mill for several years before retiring to care for his parents.

His cousin, Nino, stated that although Atileo was not a member of any organized groups in the valley, he was passionate about Mission and wanted to support community projects through this fund.  Surviving family member, Emily Negrin, believes that Atileo would be pleased to see what grants from his fund have done to help the community groups in Mission.

Atileo’s friends and family regarded him as an institution who will be missed but never forgotten and through this fund, he never will be.

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Norma Kenney Fund

Norma Kenney Fund

Norma Kenney Fund

This fund was developed by the Heritage Park Association to keep Norma Kenney’s legacy alive and to support the Heritage Park Association.  When the Heritage Park Association dissolved in 2017, their Board decided to turn this fund into a Community Fund for special projects in Mission.

Norma walked the property that was the original site of St. Mary’s Residential School, which is now called Fraser River Heritage Park.  She had a vision of this site becoming a park where people could come to learn of those who settled this area and who gazed across the panorama.

Norma was a founding member of the Heritage Park Association in the early 1980’s.  She was a professional singer and performed with Mart Kenney and his Western Gentlemen.  Her volunteer activities included: Mission Arthritis Society, Mission Downtown Revitalization Committee, Fraser Valley Academy of Music Board and Fraser Valley College Board.  She was awarded Freeman status in 1979, Citizen of the Year in 1981, Friends of Heritage Certificate in 1985 and Pathfinders award in 1996.

If you would like to support community projects in Mission, donate today!

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Public Art Endowment Fund

Public Art Endowment Fund

Public Art Endowment Fund

What do you get when you have a room full of community leaders interested in the arts?   The start of a new fund dedicated to the arts is what you get.  In 2010 the Public Art Endowment Fund was created with 1 specific goal.

Landing Page Image - Mission M Photo“to provide funds to support public art which is accessible, has aesthetic qualities, reflects the values and beliefs of the community and celebrates our rich heritage”

The benefactors wanted to promote all forms of culture including arts, multiculturalism, heritage resources and cultural activities as practices and preserved in the community.  This art will reflect the beliefs, experiences and creative aspirations of the people who reside within Mission, British Columbia.

Artwork can be permanent, integrated, portable, community or performance art and grants from this fund can comprise up to 60% of the overall budget for the artwork being created.

Your contribution to this endowment fund will ensure that future generations will have the opportunity to create and display their artistic interpretations of our rich culture.

Mission Community Foundation is able to accept E-Transfers from your bank. Send e-transfers to info@missioncommunityfoundation.org.  Please provide details on what fund you would like the monies applied to in the “message” box. 

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Reel on the River Fund

Reel on the River Fund

Reel on the River Fund

The REEL on the RIVER Fund is a granting fund that was created in 2012 with the goal of supporting the arts in Mission.

A group of Mission women interested in showing independent, Canadian and foreign films in Mission started Reel on the River film series in the fall of 2008. This was done with the assistance of Film Circuit and the Toronto International Film Festival. Their idea was to show films that would not normally be brought in to the local theatre. Their goal was not to make a profit but to be sure to cover their costs. After each series there is always a small amount of money left over. They decided that by using that money to create a fund with Mission Community Foundation, their legacy of supporting art, in this case film, in Mission would continue for years to come.

The grants from this fund have been used to support groups like Kids Art in the Park through the Mission Arts Council and the Jesters Theatre.

If you would like to support the arts in Mission, donate today!

Mission Community Foundation is able to accept E-Transfers from your bank. Send e-transfers to info@missioncommunityfoundation.org.  Please provide details on what fund you would like the monies applied to in the “message” box. 

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Robin & Fran Sorrell Fund

Robin & Fran Sorrell Fund

Robin & Fran Sorrell Fund

This is a dual purpose fund providing scholarships to graduating students, as well as a grants for organizations involved in English literature with emphasis on poetry.

Robin was a WWII air force veteran and a retired CN Railman who had a passion for roses and poetry.  One of his writings “Twinkling Stars, Blue Skies”, was recorded on an album called “Memories” in 1985 and he was recognized with a Golden Poet Award by the World of Poetry Association in 2002.

 

Helping Hand (by Robin Sorrell)

Give a hand to the lame, 
Those that cannot see,
They shall find contentment,
And grateful, they shall be.

An errand for the elderly,
Or a letter for to post, 
A pensioner needs groceries,
Being helpful is the most. 

Weed a neighbours garden, 
And mow another’s lawn,
Tasks really never end,
They just go on and on.

Just a helping hand,
To the needy lend,
Gives one such comfort,
And gains another friend.

Don’t put off until tomorrow,
The good you can do today,
Faint hearts help no one,
But good deeds really pay. 

If you would like to support English literature and poetry in Mission, donate today!

Mission Community Foundation is able to accept E-Transfers from your bank. Send e-transfers to info@missioncommunityfoundation.org.  Please provide details on what fund you would like the monies applied to in the “message” box. 

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Rock Family Food Program

Rock Family Food Program

Rock Family Food Program

This fund was developed to provide grants to Mission charitable organizations dedicated to feeding the hungry in our community.

Upon his retirement from pharmacy, the Rocks looked to the Mission Community Foundation to help them meet their philanthropic goals. They started three funds: Rock Family Food Fund which grants funding to organizations helping feed Mission residents; Rock Pharmacy Scholarship for students entering pharmaceutical education; and the Cliff & Marjorie Rock Fund, a community granting fund.

The Rocks have always been involved with our community.  Cliff served with the Mission Kinsmen Club, Mission Memorial Hospital and Boy Scouts, and Marjorie with the Mission Kinettes Club.  They assist in the presentation and education of the Arts by providing the building the Mission Arts Council and Gallery currently occupy.

The Mission Community Foundation is honored to assist the Rock family meet their philanthropic goals and continues to provide funding for community groups well into the future through this endowment fund.

If you would like to help provide food to those in need, donate today!

Mission Community Foundation is able to accept E-Transfers from your bank. Send e-transfers to info@missioncommunityfoundation.org.  Please provide details on what fund you would like the monies applied to in the “message” box. 

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Rock Family Hospice Fund

Rock Family Hospice Fund

Rock Family Hospice Fund

Rock HOSPICE Fund ImageEnd of life care is sometimes challenging and the Mission Hospice society is there to assist Mission residents in their time of need.  All monies from these funds are directed without grant application annually to the Hospice to help defray their program costs. Your donation ensures they can continue to provide this much needed support.

Mr. Rock was a local pharmacist who cared about the health of Mission residents and his family started this fund to augment programs and defray costs for running them.

You can help us help them by donating today!

Mission Community Foundation is able to accept E-Transfers from your bank. Send e-transfers to info@missioncommunityfoundation.org.  Please provide details on what fund you would like the monies applied to in the “message” box. 

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Rotary Club – Literacy Endowment

Rotary Club – Literacy Endowment

Rotary Club – Literacy Endowment

The goal of Rotary Clubs worldwide is to strengthen the capacity of communities to support basic education and literacy, reduce gender disparity in education, and increase adult literacy.

“Literacy is how people get things done.” – Elspeth Bowers

Rotary Clubs around the world have provided funding for educational literacy by opening schools, teaching adults to read and using alternate teaching methods for English as a Second Language students.

“When you teach somebody how to read, they have that for a lifetime.  It ripples through the community, one by one.”  – Mark Wilson

The Rotary Club of Mission Sunrise started this fund in 2011 to help increase literacy locally. This fund provides grants to local charity programs to help young and mature students learn to read. The Rotary Club of Mission Sunrise continues the worldwide objective of literacy and empowering people to succeed.

If you would like to help someone learn to read, donate today!

Mission Community Foundation is able to accept E-Transfers from your bank. Send e-transfers to info@missioncommunityfoundation.org.  Please provide details on what fund you would like the monies applied to in the “message” box. 

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Rotary Legacy Fund – Sunrise

This fund provides grants for community projects that help charitable organizations succeed.

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Rotary Legacy Fund Sunrise

The Rotary Club has six key areas of focus: Peace and conflict prevention/resolution; Disease Prevention and Treatment; Water and Sanitation; Maternal and Child Health; Basic Education and Literacy; and Economic and Community Development.

The Rotary Club of Mission Sunrise provided funding to assist with the application to form the Mission Community Foundation in 1987.  Over the years the Rotary Club has started a number of funds: Albert McMahon Mission City Rotary Fund; Rotary Literacy Endowment Fund; and Rotary Sustaining Scholars Fund.  With these funds, the Rotary Club of Mission has assisted the citizens of Mission through scholarships and grants.

In the fall of 2018 the Rotary Club of Mission Sunrise started the Rotary Legacy Fund for grants to support community projects.  This type of fund enables more granting opportunities for the Foundation and allows it to help more community groups succeed.

If you would like to help provide grants to community groups in Mission, donate today!

Mission Community Foundation is able to accept E-Transfers from your bank. Send e-transfers to info@missioncommunityfoundation.org.  Please provide details on what fund you would like the monies applied to in the “message” box. 

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Ted Brown Animal Welfare Fund

Ted Brown Animal Welfare Fund

Ted Brown Animal Welfare Fund

Ted Brown loves animals and he wants to help all animal lovers in the care of their pets.  His fund has been established to assist in the care and housing of animals by specific groups.  These groups are SPCA, SAINTS, and the Fraser Valley Humane Society.

Mr. Brown also wished to ensure the Mission Food Bank could also receive funding and as such has made that organization a secondary recipient of funding.

At present this fund is not capitalized for distribution.  However, Mr. Brown started this fund with a nominal amount and has willed the Mission Community Foundation a substantial amount that will enable funding to the groups above.

If you would like to help our furry friends, donate today!

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