The Foundation launched a Youth in Philanthropy program March 2018! See the article “Youth in Philanthropyin Lac du Bonnet, Pinawa” on page 1 of the March 15, 2018 issue of The Clipper here.
The Foundation has a new logo! See the article “New Logo for Foundation” on page 14 of the May 05, 2016 issue of The Clipper here.
In December 2015 the Lac du Bonnet and District Charitable Foundation granted $950 towards the purchase of a new fridge for the seniors lunch program established by the Two Rivers Seniors Council. Read about it on page 6 of the February 18, 2016 issue of The Clipper here.
Thank you for your support. The Foundation received over $15,000 on the Annual Day of Giving Nov 14. See the article “LDB Foundation thankful for community support” on page 6 of the November 26, 2015 issue of The Clipper here.
We are over half way to our fund raising goal for the Thomas Sill grant. We received a cheque from Thomas Sill for $12,500. See the article “LdB Foundation Halfway to their fund raising goal” on page 13 of the November 12, 2015 issue of The Clipper here.
The 24 Hour Challenge Annual Day of Giving is fast approaching November 14. 2015. See the article “More Bang for Your Buck” on page 9 of the October 22, 2015 issue of The Clipper here.
In July 2015 the Lac du Bonnet and District Charitable Foundation granted $2500 to the Lac du Bonnet Community Center for a new electronic billboard. Read about it on page 13 of the August 6, 2015 issue of The Clipper here.
Would you like it if every two dollars you contributed for the wellbeing of your community counted as three? From now until mid-September 2016 this can be the case thanks to the Thomas Sill Foundation.
The Thomas Sill Foundation is a philanthropy operating throughout Manitoba in support of our province’s communities. Besides responding to communities’ immediate-wellbeing needs such as poverty, mental health and family safety, it also supports community projects in the arts, heritage, health, education and the environment. One of its most prominent on-going activities is support of the Lake Winnipeg Project. To find out more about the work of the Thomas Sill Foundation view their webpage at www.thomassillfoundation.com.
Now the Thomas Sill Foundation is partnering with the Winnipeg Foundation to support the building of community foundations throughout Manitoba. From now until September of 2016 Thomas Sill will match an extra dollar for every two dollars donated, up to a maximum of $50,000, in donations, to community foundations who maintain their endowment with the Winnipeg Foundation. The Lac du Bonnet & District Charitable Foundation, a Community Foundations of Canada member and Canada Revenue Agency registered charity has its endowment managed by the Winnipeg Foundation and therefore qualifies for this support.
The Board of the Lac du Bonnet & District Charitable Foundation urges you to take advantage of this opportunity to leverage your giving in the community. Help us support worthy projects, in our community, like the Wildlife Association’s Blueberry Ponds Development and the Lion’s Accessible Play Park. It’s easy to donate by going to www.lacdubonnetfoundation.ca and clicking on “Donate Now” under the Endow Manitoba logo. Help us make our community more livable, …today, …tomorrow and …forever.
On 2015 April 17 the Lac du Bonnet & District Charitable Foundation granted $6000 to the Town of Lac du Bonnet in support of the Lion’s accessible play park. Read about it on page14 of the April 23rd issue of the Clipper here.
Left to Right: Mau Rutherford, Foundation Chair; Gus Wuck; John Barnard (Foundation President)
Community Foundation Signs Agreement Establishing Bursary Fund
The Lac du Bonnet & District Charitable Foundation has signed an agreement with Dr. Gus Wruck establishing the Winnipeg River Education Bursary Fund. Dr. Wruck is establishing the fund with an initial endowment of $5000. The earnings from the endowment will be granted to deserving students pursing degrees in a healthcare profession including food-animal veterinary medicine. Secondary consideration will be given to students pursing degrees in science or agriculture. Special consideration will be given to a student expressing a wish to return to service in the Lac du Bonnet area.
The fund is a donor directed fund. Dr. Wruck will be the donor/advisor. Any addition to the fund is subject the condition that the capital be held in perpetuity for the maintenance of regular bursary awards. “I have established this fund with two thoughts in mind, the first is to promote the education of people with skills needed in the Community and secondly, to challenge other people in our community to make similar donations” said Dr. Wruck.