$5k for rehab machine!

We are always extremely pleased to be able to facilitate the philanthropic wishes of the wonderful folks who have given us the honour of managing their funds. On Thursday, we had the distinct pleasure of drawing $5,000 from the Michael Cross Brain Injury fund to donate to the Drive for the Cure Foundation, which in turn, will use the money to support the purchase of a Lokomat machine, which helps brain-injury patients to walk again. Taking part in the cheque-presentation […]

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AGM celebrates successes

Looking back, taking stock, and looking forward. Those were the themes of our 2017-2018 Annual General Meeting, held Thursday evening in the Coquitlam Foundation Room of the City Centre Branch of the Coquitlam Public Library. A great year, as our assets now total about $3.2 million and we have hit the $1.5-million mark in awards (grants, scholarships and bursaries) over the 26-year life of the foundation. A big “thank you” to all our donors, fundholders, and volunteers. Our AGM was […]

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Major gift boosts Michael Coss Brain Injury Fund

Wednesday, August 28, 2013 COQUITLAM – The Coquitlam Foundation is pleased to announce that the Michael Coss Brain Injury Fund, one of the 20 donor-advised funds the foundation manages, has received a donation of $100,000. The gift comes from Jean-Pierre Forest of Vancouver, who, like Michael Coss, is a brain-injury survivor. In making the donation, Forest thanked Coss for his friendship and support during their shared journey to recovery. Forest presented the cheque to Coss on August 3 following Forest’s […]

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Julie Fisher new chair of foundation; Desiree Dupuis added to board

Monday, July 23, 2012 COQUITLAM – Coquitlam lawyer Julie Fisher is the new chair of the Coquitlam Foundation’s board of directors, replacing the retired Colleen Talbot. “I am very grateful the board has selected me as chair,” says Fisher. “It’s a real honour and a tremendous responsibility. Colleen did a tremendous job in her six years as chair, and set a high standard for all who follow.” Fisher served as vice-chair and secretary of the board in past years. Janet […]

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