201605.27
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Vital Signs survey will help steer community agencies

This article was originally featured in the Comox Valley Record. See the original article, or click the image below. The Comox Valley Community Foundation will be participating in a breakthrough data-gathering process to obtain in-depth knowledge of our community’s most pressing needs. Vital Signs was first started by the Toronto Foundation in 2001, after a…

201604.22
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Valley ‘Vital Signs’ report being prepared

This article was originally featured in the Comox Valley Record. See the original article, or click the image below. The Comox Valley is going to get a report card later this year. The United Way and Comox Valley Community Foundation are teaming up to prepare a “Vital Signs” report. “Vital Signs” is a project of…

201604.13
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Volunteers – the roots of strong communitites

This article was originally featured in the Comox Valley Record. See the original article, or click the image below. Mention the word ‘volunteer’ to anyone involved in a non-profit society and their response will likely include the word ‘backbone.’ April 10-16 is National Volunteer Week — a time to celebrate the 12.7 million Canadians who…

201505.31
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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…

201505.27
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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…

201504.30
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CVCF grant stocks bookshelves at Puntledge

See original article at the Comox Valley Record. Ecole Puntledge Park beefed up its library thanks to a helping hand from the Comox Valley Community Foundation. At first, the Courtenay elementary school was turned down in its grant application, but was then given nearly $1,500. The money was used to purchase hundreds of glossy, relevant…

201501.19
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Foundation distributes funds

See original article at from the Comox Valley Record. Record Staff With the largest amount of funds distributed throughout the Comox Valley community to date, 20 local organization are able to grow and offer more to their members thanks to the Comox Valley Community Foundation. Thursday at the Comox Valley Recreation Centre, CVCF awarded more…

201501.06
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Record year of giving for CV Community Foundation

This article was originally featured on the Comox Valley Echo. See the original article, or click the image below. This year the Comox Valley Community Foundation will award $200,000 to local charities and students. “This is a 50% increase over last year and the largest amount the Comox Valley Community Foundation has been able to…

201305.31
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Donation largest ever for Comox Valley Community Foundation

This article was originally featured on BC Local News. See the original article, or click the image below. The Comox Valley Community Foundation’s assets have just been increased by $811,287.75 — its biggest gift ever. This donation from the Comox Valley Association for Mentally Handicapped People (CVAMHP) will be used to establish a permanent endowment…