President’s Message 2015

about-2-350wI am pleased to represent an organization that is so committed to our community of Powell River, the surrounding Regional District and the Tla’amin Nation. The publication of this report is one part of that equation. Vital Signs is a compilation of data gathered from and about our community with the intention of providing a “check in” of Powell River’s key indicators. It helps the Foundation and other committed donors figure out who in our community are most in need and how to best make Powell River an even better place to live. This is our second publication locally, and it is being launched on the same date that 26 other Community Foundations across Canada are publishing Vital Signs reports about their own communities.

This important document doesn’t happen on its own, and I welcome the opportunity to thank all of our sponsors that have stepped up with financial and in-kind support to make this publication a reality. The sponsors have shown true community spirit and deserve our gratitude and support. Special mention goes to Paul Schachter, who brought his personal skills and dedication to bear in managing the project, and to Kevin Wilson, who coordinated the community advisory groups and oversaw the process of collecting and evaluating the data that is presented here.

Now in our 14th year, Powell River Community Foundation is getting closer to the 1 million dollar milestone for its legacy fund. The amount of grants distributed each year has grown, as have the number of non-profit organizations that have benefited. This is the essence of a perpetual fund, in that it is there forever and growing to assist those in need in our community.

The Powell River Community Foundation is “For Good, For Ever.”
Thank you for your support.


Ross Cooper

Powell River Community Foundation

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