Community Foundation invitation

Castlegar gets up to speed with other communities, launching a community foundation of its own

Crossroads branch of Kootenay Savings Credit Union is the site of the historic launch of the Community Foundation of Castlegar and District... Thursday

“Our Community Foundation of Castlegar & District will be holding the official community launch on April 10 at Kootenay Savings Credit Union Crossroads Branch – 605 20th St. from 5:30 – 7 p.m. – with light refreshment provided”, states President Bob Jackson. “Residents of Castlegar and Regional Districts I & J who wish to learn more about our new Foundation are invited to attend.  Information will include Who we are, What we do, Why it matters and How you can help”.

Jackson adds, “We will present details about applying for financial grants, as per our granting policy and procedures.

Community foundations receive donations from local citizens who wish to give back or leave a permanent legacy in their hometown. These charitable gifts are endowed – pooled and invested carefully.  The capital is never touched but provides a perpetual source of income to meet community needs.  Financial grants are awarded annually to successful applicants.

Donations can be made to the general fund or other options. Donor advised funds allow for continued input into future granting choices. Named funds recognize an organization, family or corporation in perpetuity. Donors can choose a specific field of interest or direct that the income go to a particular local charity or cause they support.

“Our mission is to improve the quality of life in Castlegar and District by developing permanent endowments, making responsible grants, and inspiring leadership”, states Jackson.  And our vision is building a better community – now and forever. We look forward to meeting and informing the residents of Castlegar and Districts at this special event”.

For more information contact Jackson @ 250-365-6113 or e-mail: rsjjackson@telus.net

Also check the website www.communityfoundationofcastlegar.org

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