Monday, October 31, 2016
COQUITLAM – The Coquitlam Foundation announced today that Polygon Homes Ltd. has made a major contribution of $15,000 to the foundation’s Coquitlam Foundation 125 Legacy Fund.
Foundation chair Janet Toddington thanked Polygon for its generosity and philanthropic leadership. She pointed out that the company’s sizeable contribution goes a long way to helping the new fund meet its target endowment of $125,000.
Neil Chrystal, President and Chief Executive Officer of Polygon Homes, said the donation is a demonstration of the company’s commitment to Coquitlam. “We’ve welcomed over 4,700 families to a Polygon home in Coquitlam and we feel it’s extremely important for us to give back to the cities in which we build,” Chrystal said.
“Through our donation to the Coquitlam Foundation 125 Legacy Fund, we hope to make a lasting and valuable contribution to the community.”
Established in April to mark Coquitlam’s 125th anniversary, the 125 Legacy Fund is designed to enable individuals and groups to both celebrate and enhance the community and, by so doing, leave a legacy for future generations.
Examples of legacy projects that might be funded include: public art; book publications; video productions; musical compositions; restoration projects of benefit to all Coquitlam residents; community infrastructure (gardens, trails, etc.); and commemorative plaques. The new fund was officially sanctioned by the City of Coquitlam’s 125 anniversary office.
The Coquitlam Foundation manages $2.8 million in 29 foundation-directed and donor-advised funds. The foundation always welcomes donations to any of its donor-advised or foundation-directed funds, which can be made through its website, www.coquitlamfoundation.com. The Coquitlam Foundation is registered with Canada Revenue as a charitable organization, No. 890762347 RR0001.