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Courtenay woman makes $6-million bequest

See original article on The Times Colonist. A $6-million bequest from a Courtenay woman took members of the Comox Valley Community Foundation by surprise. “It was one of those jaw-dropping, heart-stopping moments,” said Norman Carruthers, the foundation’s president, on Friday. “This is just amazing.” Catherine Mary (Mamie) Aitken died in January at age 93. She…

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$6 million Donation for Comox Valley

TheComox Valley Community Foundation announced that the Catherine Mary (Mamie) Aitken estate will donate over $6,000,000.00 to the CVC Foundation. This is, by far, the largest gift ever made to the Foundation. “This generous gift is a game changer for the Foundation and the Comox Valley,” says CVC Foundation President Dr. Norman Carruthers. “It will…

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A $6,000,000 gift to the community

This article was originally featured in the Comox Valley Record. See the original article, or click the image below. Catherine Mary Aitken contributed much to the Comox Valley during her lifetime. And she will continue to do so in perpetuity. Affectionately known as “Mamie,” Aitken passed away in January 2015 and left a legacy of…

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Identifying Community Needs

Every year the Comox Valley Community Foundation identifies community needs and supports charitable groups that are working hard to enrich lives in the Comox Valley. In October, the Foundation Board considers grant requests from dozens of CV charities. In November and December the tough decisions are made and in January, cheques are presented at the…