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About the Mission Community Foundation

The Mission Community Foundation is a non-profit charitable organization, which collects funds from donors and invests these funds, using the income for the benefit of the citizens of the Mission area, in the fields of education, recreation, culture, and the humanities.
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The Mission Community Foundation is an incorporated, non-profit society guided by a local independent Board of Directors. The Foundation holds and administers private resources entrusted to it for the common good of the community of Mission. The Foundation is non-political and non-partisan and is a registered charity under the Canadian Income Tax Act.

People who give to the Mission Foundation care deeply about their community and their city. The Foundation respects and understands this level of care. Its Board of Directors accepts gifts and bequests in confidence and professionally manages them so the earnings on the ever growing, invested capital work in perpetuity for the betterment of Mission. The Mission Foundation embodies a simple concept People working together can make a difference for Mission! The Foundation’s Board of Directors believes that charitable funds, invested over time will grow and will continue to impact long after the original gift is made.

 

Latest News from the Mission Community Foundation

Fund Facts: Skillicorn-Melanchuk Bursaries

Carrie Skillicorn and Ruth Melanchuk were sisters. Carrie started her career in the Military and upon retirement worked as a sales clerk at Eaton’s department store in Abbotsford. Ruth Melanchuk married young, had two boys and became a homemaker. Both sons were...

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Fund Facts: LeDuc Bursaries

This Fund was started by Phillip and his mother Edith in 2002. Phillip was a millwright by trade working on the big machines in pulp. His parents lived on Denman Island and owned an oyster farm and moved to Mission due to ill health. Edith followed her husband to many...

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Fund Facts: Derrough Fund

Dennis and Joan Derrough love music, this was evident weekly as they attended 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...

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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...

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Fund Facts: Skillicorn-Melanchuk Bursaries
Carrie Skillicorn and Ruth Melanchuk were sisters. Carrie started her career in the Military and upon retirement worked as a sales clerk at Eaton’s department store in Abbotsford.

Ruth Melanchuk married young, had two boys and became a homemaker. Both sons were interested in the arts and the youngest was musically inclined.

Carrie was the recipient of Ruth’s estate and contacted her friend Bill Walker to start a fund with the Mission Community Foundation. The Skillicorn-Melanchuk Bursary was created in 2001 to provide bursaries for students pursuing post-secondary education in arts and music.

After her death in 2003, Doreen Phelps, acting as executor of Carrie Skillicorn’s estate, approached the Mission Community Foundation to start a new fund in Carrie’s name. The Carrie Skillicorn Fund was also created as a Bursary for post-secondary education in business.

In February 2019 the Mission Community Foundation received instructions to combine the two bursaries into one. This combined Bursary is available to graduating Mission students pursuing post-secondary training in Music, Arts and Business Administration.

Since 2003 this fund has helped 21 students with a total of $13,500 in scholarships. If you would like to help a student study music, arts or business administration, donate today!
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Lovely to see the work progressIt's a nice day in Mission for some gardening. An area at Mission Memorial Hospital is getting a little attention from the ladies at Mission Health Care Auxiliary. (The Cottage Thrift Store)

Thank you Mission Community Foundation for providing the funds to purchase the plants for this area <3

#MissionBC #FraserValley #CommunitySupport
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Mission Community Foundation office had a fire on Sunday. We are working towards setting up temporary location. The office phone has been forwarded to Angie’s cell 778-347-6888.
We will keep you posted.
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