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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: Marilyn McClinton Memorial Fund

“A teacher is someone who takes your hand, opens your mind, and touches your heart”; this quote exemplified Marilyn McClinton. Marilyn was a teacher and her passions for reading and teaching touched many young lives in Manitoba, Alberta and BC.  She pursued her career...

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Fund Facts: Rotary Sustaining Scholars Fund

In 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...

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Fund Facts: Gerry Potter Memorial Scholarship Fund

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...

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Fund Facts: Rotary Literacy Endowment Fund

The Rotary is known worldwide as an organization that helps others.  They have 6 main causes one of which is Education.  Within the Education umbrella they promote Literacy worldwide. In September of 2011 the Sunrise Rotary Club in Mission created the Literacy...

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Today Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation held an “It’s A Wonderful Breakfast” fundraiser event at A&W in Mission. During our October grant cycle, the Health Care Foundation asked Mission Community Foundation for a grant to help purchase new Colonoscopy machines for Mission Memorial Hospital. Their grant request was approved and Ellen Nguyen of the Foundation Board of Directors presented a cheque to Liz Harris for $10,000.00 this morning. Funding for this grant was provided from the Community Fund. ... See MoreSee Less
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Fund Facts: Esther Claire Kathleen Clemo Scholarship FundKnown throughout the community as Miss Clemo, to her friends and neighbours, Claire. Miss Clemo was one of those teachers that inspired children. Because she never stopped caring, she kept in touch with many of her students and peers. Her personal archives, which can be found at the Mission District Historical Archives Centre, include hundreds of cards and letters that testify to the respect and admiration for Claire and all that she has done for our community. Born in Hong Kong in the 1930’s she traveled the world by the age of 19, immigrating to Canada in 1954 she landed in Mission to live with her aunt. Claire received her teaching degree in 1954 and taught over 3 decades before retiring. Recipient of the Queens Silver Jubilee Medal, Rotary Distinguished Service Award, Freeman of the City and a Pathfinder award, Claire never stopped giving. Her desire to ‘light the lam of learning and keep it lit’ stayed with her until the end. Claire started this fund in 2010, she also tied the fund to her will and Mission Community Foundation gratefully received the proceeds from the sale of her home upon her passing. Her scholarship is dedicated to students entering the fields of Education and Nursing. If you would like to help a student succeed, donate today! If you would like to find out how to leave monies in your will to Mission Community Foundation, contact Angie at 604-826-5322. ... See MoreSee Less
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