Coquitlam Foundation invites public to Sept. 11 AGM

Saturday, August 16, 2014

COQUITLAM – As the charitable heart of Coquitlam for the past 22 years, the Coquitlam Foundation has had much to celebrate. But never as much as over the past 12 months.

The 2013-14 fiscal year saw the foundation distribute grants, bursaries and scholarships totaling a record $124,000 to community organizations and local residents. Moreover, the foundation was able to do this while also increasing to more than $2.7 million the amount it manages in its donor-advised and foundation-directed funds.

Detailed financial and management reports, as well as a sneak peek into what’s in store for 2014-15, will be the subject of the foundation’s Annual General Meeting, taking place at 7 p.m., Thursday, September 11, in the Coquitlam Foundation Room of the City Centre Branch of the Coquitlam Public Library, 1169 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam.

“We are truly grateful for all the community support we have received,” says chair Julie Fisher. “It’s only through contributions and the establishment of new funds that we are able to help so many worthy organizations and individuals.”

The public is invited to attend the AGM. Refreshments will be served. If you’re planning to drop by, please contact Executive Director Dale Clarke at dclarke@coquitlamfoundation.com.

The foundation always welcomes donations to its foundation-directed and donor-advised funds. Please visit our website (www.coquitlamfoundation.com) for more details. The Coquitlam Foundation is registered with Canada Revenue as a charitable organization, No. 890762347 RR0001.