Coquitlam Foundation announces 2010 award winners

Tuesday, April 6, 2010 COQUITLAM – The Coquitlam Foundation has announced it will be distributing almost $50,000 in grants, bursaries and scholarships at its annual Awards Night at the Evergreen Cultural Centre on Wednesday, April 14. “We are especially pleased to be able to continue supporting the community in so many tangible ways during what is a challenging time for many local charities and non-profit organizations,” foundation chair Colleen Talbot says. Coquitlam Foundation Executive Director Laurel Lawson adds that, like many […]

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Local philanthropic organization increases charitable allocation for 2010

Tuesday, January 26, 2010 COQUITLAM – Coquitlam-area non-profit agencies, community organizations and students have something to celebrate this year. That’s because the Coquitlam Foundation has just announced its 2010 grants fund is increasing by about 30 percent, or $15,000, above the $50,000 distributed last year to qualifying groups and individuals. “This is great news for the community,” says Executive Director Laurel Lawson. “We know that many worthy community organizations are struggling to find funding for their projects this year and also […]

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Coquitlam Foundation now accepting grant applications

Wednesday, January 13, 2010 COQUITLAM – The Coquitlam Foundation is now accepting applications from individuals and organizations for grants, bursaries and scholarships. Last year, the Coquitlam Foundation distributed over $50,000 within the community. All information, application details and forms can be obtained at our website, www.coquitlamfoundation.com. Deadline for applications is 4 p.m., Thursday, February 25. The awards will be distributed at the Coquitlam Foundation’s Awards Night, being held this year on April 14 at the Evergreen Cultural Centre. The Coquitlam Foundation is […]

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Coquitlam Foundation welcomes Diane Sowden to its board

Thursday, January 7, 2010 COQUITLAM – Coquitlam school trustee Diane Sowden has joined the board of directors of the Coquitlam Foundation. A resident of Coquitlam for the past 25 years, Sowden recently retired after 30 years from the position of owner/operator of a public opinion market research firm and is the co-founder/executive director of Children of the Street Society, both located in Coquitlam. A Certified Family Support Worker, Sowden replaces Brian Robinson as School District 43’s representative on the Coquitlam Foundation […]

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Coquitlam Foundation announces new mobility-therapy & gymnastics fund

Tuesday, November 17, 2009 COQUITLAM – The Coquitlam Foundation is proud to announce the establishment of the new Symington Endowment Fund. The fund will assist children living with autism and other mobility challenges through grants and bursaries for one-to-one therapy and summer camp programs. This fund will also assist athletes who are enrolled in competitive gymnastics programs and in youth-at-risk programs throughout the Tri-Cities area. The fund has been launched with a donation of $10,000 from Vivien Symington, owner/founder of Club […]

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Coquitlam Foundation accepts $1,000 donation from the RBC Foundation

Friday, November 13, 2009 COQUITLAM – The RBC Foundation has donated $1,000 to the Coquitlam Foundation’s general fund. Dennis Chan and Scott Ross of RBC Dominion Securities handed over the donation to Coquitlam Foundation chair Colleen Talbot at a meeting of the foundation’s board of directors on Nov. 12. RBC is committed to making a lasting social impact through inspired, responsible giving and by building strong partnerships with the charitable sector. RBC invested more than $51.5 million with charities in hundreds […]

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Coquitlam Foundation celebrates National Philanthropy Day

Friday, November 6, 2009 COQUITLAM – With its fall fundraising gala successfully wrapped up, the Coquitlam Foundation is now looking forward to celebrating National Philanthropy Day. National Philanthropy Day has been marked annually for 24 years on November 15 as a way of recognizing the great contributions that philanthropy makes to our lives and our world. “The Coquitlam Foundation is but one of several local charities that, working together, help make our community strong,” says Colleen Talbot, the foundation’s chair. […]

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Super Silent-Auction items featured at Coquitlam Foundation Gala

Sunday, October 25, 2009 COQUITLAM – With just days to go before the Coquitlam Foundation’s “Bellbottoms and Beads” Fall Gala on October 10, organizers are putting the finishing touches on one of the event’s highlights—the Silent Auction. This year’s exciting auction line-up includes an extravagant shopping spree at Coquitlam Centre which features a two-way chauffeured ride from your home, lunch for two at Montana’s Cookhouse, a $750-gift card for the entire Centre, and a spa package for two at Eccotique […]

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Coquitlam Foundation reviews successes, looks forward to Gala

Friday, September 11, 2009 COQUITLAM – The Coquitlam Foundation’s Annual General Meeting on September 10 highlighted the foundation’s many achievements over the past year and looked forward to next month’s “Bellbottoms and Beads” Gala Reception and Concert. The Coquitlam Foundation, which encourages and supports creative, targeted philanthropy that builds a vibrant, sustainable, and healthy community, distributed $44,000 in grants and $9,000 in bursaries and scholarships last year. “What’s especially remarkable is that, at a time when many charitable institutions in […]

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Coquitlam Foundation adds two new directors to board

Monday, June 15, 2009 COQUITLAM – The Coquitlam Foundation has added two Coquitlam residents, Janet Toddington and Sam Nakai, to its board of directors. Toddington is a lawyer who is corporate counsel for Canada Post Corporation and is responsible for the management of the Western Canada Regional Office of Canada Post’s Legal Affairs Department. Nakai is a principal at mQ Venture Consulting Inc., a firm that provides financial, marketing and business development advisory services to new ventures, develops new high […]

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Coquitlam Foundation rocks with ‘Bellbottoms and Beads’ theme for Gala

Friday, June 5, 2009 COQUITLAM – Unpack your bellbottoms, dust off your love beads and make plans now to groove with Creedence Clearwater Revisited this coming October as part of the Coquitlam Foundation’s Fall Gala. The 1960s-themed “Bellbottoms and Beads” event will be held Saturday, October 10 at the Red Robinson Theatre in the Boulevard Casino, Coquitlam. Proceeds will bolster the work of the Coquitlam Foundation, which aims to encourage and support creative, targeted philanthropy that builds a vibrant, sustainable, […]

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Coquitlam Foundation’s Awards Celebration a huge success

Monday, May 25, 2009 COQUITLAM – Dozens of bursary, scholarship and grant recipients joined with community leaders, members of the public and the board of the Coquitlam Foundation on May 21 for the organization’s annual Grants and Awards Celebration. The Coquitlam Foundation handed out seven bursaries and two scholarships to Coquitlam students, while an even dozen groups received grants. In total, the foundation distributed almost $50,000 in awards during the event, staged at the Evergreen Cultural Centre. “We are extremely […]

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Coquitlam Foundation announces scholarship, bursary and grant winners

Tuesday, May 12, 2009 COQUITLAM — The Coquitlam Foundation is distributing almost $50,000 to recipients of scholarships, bursaries and grants this year. “We are extremely pleased that, despite these trying economic times, we have been able to continue our efforts to build Coquitlam’s social infrastructure and to support so many worthy recipients,” Coquitlam Foundation chair Colleen Talbot said in announcing this year’s recipients. Grant recipients for 2008-09 are: Kidsport BC ($3,500); PoCoMo Youth ($3,500); Children of the Street Society ($3,500); […]

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Coquitlam Foundation now accepting nominations to fill board and committee positions

Tuesday, March 31, 2009 The Coquitlam Foundation is accepting nominations from community-minded residents to fill board and committee positions. Board meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month. The Foundation: Exercises philanthropic leadership in identifying and addressing community needs and opportunities; Attracts and manages charitable gifts of cash, bonds, shares, pledges, bequests, and life insurance as permanent endowments; Invests these pooled funds prudently for the benefit of the community wellness, including arts and culture, community services, education, health, […]

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Coquitlam Foundation announces funding intentions for 2009

Monday, January 12, 2009 The Coquitlam Foundation has announced that, despite the challenging economic times, it intends to distribute funds in 2009 at approximately the same level as in recent years. This comes as good news to the many local organizations and individuals that look forward to receiving assistance from the non-profit foundation, which has served Coquitlam since 1992. Last month, Community Foundations of Canada reported that its survey of 160 foundations found that 90 percent were planning to continue […]

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Coquitlam Foundation moves to new level with Executive Director contract

Friday, October 31, 2008 The Coquitlam Foundation is pleased to announce that it has contracted with consultant Laurel Lawson to provide Executive Director services. Founded in 1992, the Coquitlam Foundation is a federally registered charity whose purpose is to act as a catalyst and resource for philanthropy throughout Coquitlam. The Foundation has distributed $475,000 to charitable organizations and individuals since 1992, including $91,000 in grants and bursaries during the past fiscal year. The Coquitlam Foundation currently manages charitable funds worth […]

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Coquitlam Foundation moves to new level with Executive Director contract

Friday, October 31, 2008 The Coquitlam Foundation is pleased to announce that it has contracted with consultant Laurel Lawson to provide Executive Director services. Founded in 1992, the Coquitlam Foundation is a federally registered charity whose purpose is to act as a catalyst and resource for philanthropy throughout Coquitlam. The Foundation has distributed $475,000 to charitable organizations and individuals since 1992, including $91,000 in grants and bursaries during the past fiscal year. The Coquitlam Foundation currently manages charitable funds worth […]

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Coquitlam Foundation looking to grow with addition of first staffer

Thursday, August 28, 2008 A non-profit foundation dedicated to improving the quality of life in Coquitlam will hire its first paid staffer this fall thanks to a short but successful campaign that raised more than $100,000 for the cause. The Coquitlam Foundation — which aims to respond to the unmet needs of residents by attracting, managing and distributing financial contributions — hopes to have a part-time executive director in place by November. The candidate should have a good knowledge of […]

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