Bill LeClair CommunityFund
Bill LeClair was born and raised in Coquitlam, one of the first of many grandchildren in the large Fenton and LeClair families. He was raised to understand the importance of family and friends and to take on a leadership role in the community. Bill and his wife Sharon (Crawford) raised their three daughters in Coquitlam, and all were graduates of Centennial High School. Inspired by his father, Ray LeClair, who was Coquitlam’s first Municipal Manager and an advocate for public service, Bill stepped up to the plate placing himself before the Coquitlam electorate many times. Bill served as a city councillor in Coquitlam from 1983 to 2005. He was very successful in his role as councillor due, in large part, to his love for his hometown, his talent to stimulate forthright discussions and his ability to bring about change when change was needed. Bill was a business man, and throughout his many careers, he directed several successful community initiatives. Bill gave back to the communities he loved, lived and worked in, in so many ways, throughout his life.
Tri-Cities COVID-19 Community ResponseFund
The Tri-Cities Community Foundations are setting up COVID-19 Response Funds to address community need.
In partnership with the Port Moody Foundation and the Port Coquitlam Community Foundation we created a Tri-Cities Community Response Fund to help these not-for-profit organizations so they, in turn, can help the people in our community who need food, family or individual supports or other essentials in these challenging times.
All proceeds will stay within the Tri-Cities to help local residents. Please give if you can.
Margaret Susan PriceFund
Sue was born in 1958 in New Westminster to Walter and Margaret “Peggy” Price and lived her whole life in the TriCity area. Although she was named after her Mom we all knew her as Sue. She was very passionate about doing something for geriatric cats and had just started to get interested in helping out at an animal rescue. Her last cats Sydni & Charli came from a rescue and her world revolved around them. Her end goal was to be able to do something for cats when she retired, in particular older cats.
Unfortunately, that dream did not come to fruition but it is her love for cats on which this fund is focused.
New Earth MarketingFund
Susan Jarema, and her two children have been long time residents of Port Moody and Coquitlam since 1996.
As a strong supporter of the Coquitlam Foundation, Susan decided to start raising money towards a fund that could be used for helping these organizations and young leaders initiate new projects with greater success through the use of digital communication and technology.
Jack and Helen Stiglish/StiglichFund
This fund is established by Diane Stiglish, the daughter of Jack and Helen, to honour her parents for all their hard work over the years. She aims to address the issues she has seen with seniors, in particular those who are isolated and live alone, as well as to support women who need a helping hand in furthering their education.
Carleigh Rae LeClairFund
This Fund commemorates the life of Carleigh LeClair who was born and raised in Coquitlam. Diagnosed with Type 1 (Juvenile) diabetes. The disease had a devastating effect on every aspect of Carleigh’s life. After almost 8 years of battling the disease she died in January 2008 just before her 24th birthday. This fund supports projects helping individuals, in particular young women who are afflicted with Type 1 diabetes.
Beverley Ann CookFund
Beverley saw first hand the excellent quality of the health care system for the seriously ill in B.C. along with the many challenges that long term patients can face as they navigate complex systems of service delivery. It was because of her positive and cheery outlook and her desire to help improve systems and assist patients, perhaps less fortunate than herself, that the Beverley Ann Cook Fund was established soon after her bone marrow transplant in June 1995.
This fund is to help projects that help individuals with blood disorders.
Situated on 57 acres of land in the heart of the Tri-Cities, Coquitlam Centre features over 910,000 square feet of retail on two spacious levels. Coquitlam Centre is the only shopping centre in the Metro Vancouver offering Hudson’s Bay, London Drugs, Sport Chek, T&T Supermarket, UNIQLO, H&M, Aritzia, Sephora, Lululemon, Atmosphere, Golf Town, Walmart, and Best Buy, all in one convenient location.
Coquitlam Public Library Living LegacyFund
The Coquitlam Public Library Living Legacy Fund is a donor-advised fund, created in October 2011, through which the Coquitlam Public Library Board will further the library’s mission–to connect Coquitlam’s diverse community to creativity, discovery and knowledge.
In 2010 Alex Bell decided he wanted to start a community fund that would help support diversity groups that may be marginalized in Coquitlam and the Tri-Cities, to become more integrated either socially or economically into the community. So the Community Diversity Fund was born. In order to help raise money for this fund Alex, with the support of Laurel Lawson, started a community fund raising event called the Coquitlam Crunch Diversity Challenge in 2010.
Coquitlam Search and RescueFund
Coquitlam Search and Rescue is a Volunteer Search and Rescue team based in Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada. We serve the communities of Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody (The Tri-cities), Anmore, Belcarra, Burnaby and New Westminster.
This is a donor-advised fund advised by Coquitlam Search and Rescue themselves. The fund is to support the team to do its job and they may advise the board as to what the purpose they would like the funds to go towards.
Coquitlam Stroke RecoveryFund
Dogwood Pavilion is a social recreation centre for adults 50 years or better together, make new friends and enjoy a variety of leisure activities.
This fund was originally named the Hollins Green Fund when it was under the direction of the Dogwood Pavilion Seniors’ Society. It was hoped that interest from the capital could subsidize the Dogwood Stroke Recovery Club operating costs. In April of 1999 the fund was established in partnership with the Seniors Society. The fund is to maintain a capital fund and to annually disburse the interest on the fund at the direction of the Board of Directors of the Dogwood Pavilion Seniors’ Society.
Evergreen Arts EducationEndowment Fund
The Evergreen Cultural Centre, a registered charitable organization and not-for-profit society, opened its doors in October 1996 in the new Town Centre in Coquitlam, British Columbia. A shared vision of the City of Coquitlam, the Tri-City arts community, private business and senior government, it is a facility and organization committed to providing excellence in arts and culture.
This is a donor-advised fund advised by Evergreen Cultural Centre. The fund is to support community education and presentation in the visual and performing arts.
Friends of Mundy Park Heritage SocietyFund
Friends of Mundy Park Heritage Society have established a new donor-advised fund designed to support projects and activities promoting or enhancing the conservation of the Coquitlam park system’s crown jewel, Mundy Park.
Michael Coss Brain InjuryFund
Michael Coss Brain Injury Foundation, was started in order to assist children with brain injury to access hyperbaric oxygen treatment (HBOT) and/or alternate therapies that are not covered by the medical system in Canada.
Established in early 2013, the fund’s purpose is to provide financial support to a broad range of treatment options that may otherwise be unavailable to a child suffering from brain injury.
Peter Legge LiteracyEndowment Fund
The Peter Legge Literacy Endowment Fund was established in 2009 by philanthropist, publisher, author and motivational speaker Peter Legge, the Coquitlam Foundation’s honorary chair.
The fund is designed to provide enhanced educational and literacy opportunities for students and their families in School District 43.
Shelagh Elaine FultonMemorial Fund
This Fund is to commemorate the memory of Shelagh Fulton (nee Hogg), a long time Coquitlam resident and community volunteer. Shelagh lived with the challenges of rheumatoid arthritis her entire adult life. In 1989 she co-founded the Hang Tough Arthritis Support Group and was actively involved with the Group until shortly before her death on December 27, 2001. She was a compassionate and caring person who inspired many.
Coquitlam Foundation CommunityFund
Founded in 2013, the Coquitlam Foundation Community Fund (“CFCF”) draws several previously separate foundation-directed funds–including the the Builders’ Trust Fund, the Community Wellness Fund, the Cultural Fund, the Education Fund, the Environment Fund and the Heritage Fund–into one large community fund. This rebalancing gives the Foundation greater flexibility to better respond to a wide range of community funding requests.
Della and Cam GrantFund
Founded in 2014, the fund’s purpose is to use the capital and income from the fund for improving the quality of life in Tri-Cities communities by helping: veterans who have served for Canada in the armed forces; children to enjoy sport; women and children in poverty; those persons living in poverty or on the street; and children with life threatening medical conditions.
James Gordon StewartFund
Before he died in December 2009 at the age of 83, Mr. Stewart directed in his will that the foundation distribute monies to help people with Alzheimer’s and kidney disease as well as Tri-City students attending Simon Fraser University.
Dr. J. Crosby Johnston was one of the founding board members of the Coquitlam Foundation. He is one of the driving forces behind Coquitlam’s request for city status. He was active in the community over the years by serving on committees such as the Committee for the Disabled, the Coquitlam Crime Prevention Committee and served as President of Dogwood Pavilion for two terms.