For Environment. For Education. For Ever.
CBEEN understands that environmental education (EE) is a long-term investment in the general health and well-being of individuals, communities, ecosystems and the planet. Our goal in establishing the Environmental Education Endowment Fund is to allow us to support environmental education in perpetuity.
The Columbia Valley Community Foundation, which holds the Environmental Education Endowment Fund in trust for CBEEN, will invest the income to provide an annual return that we can count on forever. All donors will receive a charitable tax receipt from the community foundation.
In addition to cash donations the community foundation is able to discuss other giving options including gifts of securities or property and gifts through wills, RRSPs and life insurance policies. Please contact Laurie Klassen to find out more: 250-342-2845 / laurie@ValleyFoundation.ca.
Thanks to our founding donors!
As a result of the support of the following donors, we have reached our goal of $10,000 to help launch this new fund. This will trigger annual contributions to environmental education in perpetuity.
Mandi McRobbie (in honour of Dylan Dainard)
Rick & Daphne Hammond
Judie Raymond (in memory of RG Raymond)
Sanne van der Ros
Non-profit by Nature
Andrea Erwin (in memory of Keith Erwin)
Deborah Griffith (in memory of Ida Cale)
Clear Sky Retreat Center
John Hague (in memory of Stewart Hague)
Susie & Rob MacDonald (in memory of Ida Cale)
Kootenay Permaculture Institute
“Planting a seed for healthier and happier lives by choosing CBEEN as the recipient of this endowment gift has been a wonderful thing to be able to do. We love watching kids thrive in this beautiful valley. Supporting such an important cause—kids and the great outdoors—gave us a way of defining our place in the grand scheme of things.” – Founding donors Blair Robinson and Donna Deschenes
Please note that your donation will go through the Columbia Valley Community Foundation which administers this fund on our behalf.