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Maggie Cumming Endowment Fund: BICF defines the role of Legacy Advisors within an Implementation Structure

Alan Whitehead, Sue Ellen Fast, Bob Turner

l to r: Alan Whitehead, Sue Ellen Fast and Bob Turner

Maggie Cumming Endowment Fund: Bowen Island Community Foundation defines the role of Legacy Advisors within an Implementation Structure

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. 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 a joint BICF-Bowen Island Municipality (BIM) Implementation Committee.
“In her letter of direction, Maggie Cumming asked that the Foundation consult with (former Mayor) Bob Turner, Alan Whitehead and (current Councillor) Sue Ellen Fast for a balance of imaginative ideas. Their role as Legacy Advisors is now formalized within the structure for the joint Implementation Committee,” states BICF Chair Soren Hammerberg.
“Consistent with the expressed wishes of Maggie Cumming, we have provided a mechanism by which the recommendations of the Implementation Committee would benefit from the knowledge and experience of three Legacy Advisors,” continues Kim Stephens, Maggie Cumming Legacy.
“The mechanism for achieving this desired outcome would be open lines of communication between the Legacy Advisors and the BIM Greenways Advisory Committee so that they could and would interact on an informal and as needed basis, share and learn from each other, and jointly recommend projects, budgets and priorities for co-funding by BICF and BIM.”