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Scholarship & Bursary Award Winners

G.W. Cooke Award Winners

Fund Facts: Public Art Endowment FundWhat 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.“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. Although the Foundation was not approached for this project, the attached photo is an example of art that would be considered. 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. ... See MoreSee Less
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Fund Facts: Paula Chmilar FundThe sudden passing of a loved one is never easy and the passing of one that was loved by a very large community is compounded by all affected. In 2006 Paula took her last breath and the community decided that her memory needed to be preserved. Donations started to arrive at her service and within 6 months there was enough to start the fund. Paula was a teacher through and through, always enforcing critical thinking and confidence in her students. She loved literacy, and believed all children should learn to read & write. Her family wanted to ensure that love was passed on to future generations and as such they designed the fund to support students entering post-secondary training in a program leading to a career in which reading and writing can make a difference in the world. This includes careers in teaching, creative writing, journalism, scholarly research and literacy programs. Since inception this fund has helped 9 students with a total of $5,500 in awards. If you would like to help a student with their literary career, donate today! ... See MoreSee Less
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Fund Facts: Albert McMahon Mission City Rotary FundThis 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 and being strong supporters of the Mission Community Foundation, they looked to us to accomplish this task. This Fund is dedicated to providing funding for children within the City 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. Since inception this fund has given 48 awards totaling $56,481.00. If you would like to help children succeed, donate today! ... See MoreSee Less
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