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 of communities worldwide in 2008.

Established in 1992, the Coquitlam Foundation encourages and supports creative, targeted philanthropy that builds a vibrant, sustainable, and healthy community. This year, the foundation distributed over $50,000 in grants, bursaries and scholarships. As well, the Coquitlam Foundation offers local residents the opportunity to focus their donations in their own community and also to create a legacy for the future. The foundation currently manages funds in excess of $1.6 million.

The Coquitlam Foundation is always pleased to accept donations, c/o P.O. Box 2, 1207 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam, B.C., Canada, V3B 7Y3. Donations can also be made through the Foundation’s website, www.coquitlamfoundation.com. The Coquitlam Foundation is registered with Canada Revenue as a charitable organization, Number 890762347 RR0001.

Colleen Talbot (centre), chair of the Coquitlam Foundation, accepts a donation for $1,000 from the RBC Foundation, represented by Dennis Chan (left) and Scott Ross of RBC Dominion Securities.

Contacts:
Coquitlam Foundation Executive Director Laurel Lawson: 778.995.7152
Coquitlam Foundation Chair Colleen Talbot: 604.521.3454