Your Community Foundation is pleased to announce our 2015 fundraising initiative: For Bowen, For Ever. The name of this year’s campaign says it all: proceeds raised will be invested on Bowen to support our community – today and into the future.
There are many worthy charities and we strive to earn your support as part of your charitable giving. We are the community’s charity, dedicated to giving back to Bowen by supporting local causes. Our goal this year is to exceed the
$150,000 raised last year, and to broaden our current donor base of 300 by engaging additional supporters. The Foundation is administered by a volunteer Board and is committed to transparency, accountability and integrity. Your participation as a donor enables us to support a variety of grants and initiatives, such as those noted at left. We invite you to visit our website to review the full extent of our charitable history.
The choice is yours. We have funds that put your donation to work right away, including our Community Impact Fund, which allows the Board discretion in determining the benefactor and provides the opportunity to support the community as priorities emerge. Our Helping Hand Fund confidentially helps Island families in need, and our new initiative, the Youth Fund, supports youth activities.
When you donate to one of the Foundation’s special purpose funds (detailed on reverse), your gift is invested with the Vancouver Foundation and the income generated annually is re-‐invested on Island for that specific cause.
We welcome and appreciate your gift and, even more importantly, your participation in helping to grow and sustain the work of your Community Foundation. Tax receipts are provided for amounts in excess of $20.
On behalf of the Board, thank you for your consideration. We accept the responsibility of managing your gift as a steward in helping to build a caring community.