Don & Doreen grew up in Richmond, married and eventually moved out to Mission where they bought 10 acres in the Hatzic prairie. They had a working farm for many years and have a number of rare apple trees onsite. Don speaks of his wife fondly and created this fund, in part, to honor her memory and their life together.
In December of 2021 Don decided that he would like to give back to the community and started a fund with Mission Community Foundation. This fund will be a granting fund that has a dual purpose.
- The first purpose will be to support School District 75 music departments by enabling grants to purchase musical equipment and/or sheet music.
- The second purpose will be to support Mission Youth (MY) House by providing grants to run programs for that group.
It will be available for grants starting in 2023.