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Maggie Cumming Endowment Fund: BICF and BI Municipality form ‘Implementation Committee’

The late Maggie Cumming bequeathed a significant endowment to the Bowen Island Community Foundation (BICF) in her estate for enhancement of municipal greenways as well as other work on Bowen Island. Implementation of projects on public lands depends on collaboration with Bowen Island Municipality (BIM).
Terms of Reference for an Implementation Committee were originally approved by the previous BIM Council in October 2014. In January 2015, BICF Chair Soren Hammerberg and Maggie Cumming Legacy Chair Kim Stephens met with the current BIM Council with a two-fold request: reaffirm support for the Terms of Reference for the Implementation Committee; and appoint a Council member to be its liaison on the Implementation Committee.
“The Maggie Cumming Legacy Endowment for Greenways provides an ongoing source of grants to support implementation of specific initiatives, plans and/or projects. Co-funding of work on municipal lands will be implemented through the BICF-BIM Implementation Committee. It is important to note that BICF is the legacy funder and BIM is the implementation agency,” states Soren Hammerberg, BICF Chair. “Council reaffirmed its support and appointed Councillor Sue Ellen Fast to the liaison.”
“Collaboration under the umbrella of the Implementation Committee will enable BICF and BIM to co-fund recommended projects that are approved by BIM for implementation, and that draw attention to the greenway vision and story,” adds Kim Stephens.
“In her letter of direction, Maggie Cumming also asked that the Foundation consult with Bob Turner, Alan Whitehead and Sue Ellen Fast for a balance of imaginative ideas. Within the structure for the Implementation Committee, BICF has formalized their role as Legacy Advisors.”