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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.

 

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Fund Facts: Ralph Babuik Fund

This fund, in memory of Ralph Babuik, was established in 2005 to support students who wish to pursue a career in a trade. Ralph was a red seal millwright, who received his certification at age 28 from BCIT. He was sponsored by Whonnock Lumber which was located in...

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Fund Facts: Norma Kenney Fund

Norma Kenney (ne: Locke) was a passionate woman who was a force of nature that you just had to follow. At 16 she had her own show on CBC radio called “I’ve Got a Right to Sing the Blues”; a 15-minute show that ran for 84 weeks.  By 18, Norma was enrolled in the...

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Fund Facts: 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...

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Fund Facts: Bernice V Cordick Fund

Bernice was a self-sufficient woman. She taught Sunday school while dreaming of becoming a full time teacher and supported herself through the great depression and WWII before she married and raised seven children to which she devoted all of her time and attention. An...

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Fund Facts: Rotary Sustaining Scholars FundIn January of 2008 the Mission Rotary Sunrise Club came to Mission Community Foundation with a desire to start a scholarship fund for 2nd year students. They recognize that students apply and receive scholarships for their first year of post-secondary education but they rarely receive funding after that initial burst. The objective of the fund is to provide additional funds to students who have successfully completed their first year of post-secondary education and plan to continue to work towards a degree or certificate. Every year the Rotary Clubs of Mission Sunrise donates to ensure we can give at least one scholarship to a deserving student. Since inception the Rotary Sustaining Scholars Fund has provided $40,000.00 in scholarships to 29 students. If you would like to help a second-year student pay for their tuition, donate today! ... See MoreSee Less
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Fund Facts: Gerry Potter Memorial Bursary FundBursary fund for students pursuing a career in the arts.Gerry Potter was a connoisseur of the Arts and during his teaching career he tried to pass on this love to all the children he taught. He was dedicated to having children perform and felt the Arts are central to a student’s experiences and are an essential part of every child’s education. He believed that the arts bring us pleasure and teach us to enjoy both learning and living.This bursary will give young people the opportunity to pursue their love of the arts and positively influence the people around them with great enthusiasm and energy as Gerry did.Since inception in this fund has provided 6 students with a total of $3,500.00 in scholarships. Your donation to this fund will enable future artist to pursue their educational goals and further their careers. Donate today! ... See MoreSee Less
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Thursday, June 3, 2021. Mission Community Foundation is moving and experiencing some technical difficulties with their phones. We currently do not have voice mail. TELUS assures us they are 'working on it'. In the -interim, if you have an urgent matter, you can reach Angie on her -private cell @ 778-347-6888.We apologize for the inconvenience. ... See MoreSee Less
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