Coquitlam Foundations welcomes new director to its board

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

The Coquitlam Foundation has welcomed Janine Davies to its board of directors.

Davies, a branch manager with G&F Financial Group, represents the Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce on the foundation’s board. She replaces restaurateur Fred Soofi.

Davies joins chair Colleen Talbot, vice-chair Julie Fisher, secretary Janet Toddington, treasurer Bob Tanaka and directors Ron Grender, Sam Nakai, Terry O’Neill, Ron Roberge, Diane Sowden (representing School District 43), Richard Stewart (representing the City of Coquitlam), and Wim Vander Zalm on the board of the philanthropic organization.

The Coquitlam Foundation manages an endowment totaling $1.85 million, comprising more than 20 foundation-directed and donor-advised funds focusing on everything from arts enhancement and academic achievement, to literacy promotion and community service. It distributed $55,000 in grants, scholarships and bursaries at its Awards Night last month.

Donations can be made c/o P.O. Box 2, 1207 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam, B.C., Canada, V3B 7Y3, or through the foundation’s website. The Coquitlam Foundation’s mission is to encourage and support creative, targeted philanthropy that builds a vibrant, sustainable and healthy community.

Contact: Chair Colleen Talbot, 604.521.3454;