"Uniting Those Who Care With the Needs of Our Community to Build a Vibrant Caring Shuswap"
Volume 4, Issue 4                                                                                                                                      January 2016

The Community Building - Matching Funds Program

Our Community Building - Matching Funds program is off to a wonderful start; with over $35,000 in donations matched, 3 funds amended and 6 new funds created!

Gifts to these funds are unrestricted, which means that donors entrust the Foundation with the allocation of the granting dollars. As a result, Community Building Funds are able to support a full range of charitable work. To learn more about this initiative click here or  contact us at the office: 250-832-5428 or by email at 

Funds created with The Community Building - Matching Funds program as of December 31, 2015:
  • Brooke, Downs, Vennard LLP Endowment (Created October 23, 2015)
  • Chapman Family Endowment (Amended Oct 31, 2015)
  • Don and Irene Rogers Endowment Fund (Amended Nov 2, 2015)
  • Gordon Priestman Memorial Endowment (Created November 9, 2015)
  • Harry, Thelma and Patricia May Endowment Fund (Created October 30, 2015)
  • Ian Duncan and Maureen Stickney Endowment (Created December 30, 2015)
  • Lynda Nicholson, Allen Ferguson Endowment (Amended Dec 18, 2015)
  • Sheldon and Karen Pukas Family Endowment (Created December 21, 2015)
  • Ulrich and Margarete Schoene Family Endowment Fund (Created December 30, 2015)

Capital Fund Balances at December 31, 2015

To view Shuswap Community Foundation's Permanent Capital Fund balances for the period between June 30 and December 31, 2015 please follow the link shown here

Meet Our Directors

The Shuswap Community Foundation has 12 members. Each board member serves a three year term, with the terms of four directors expiring each year. Half of the directors are appointed by an “Appointment Committee” made up of the Mayors of Salmon Arm and Sicamous, the Dean of Okanagan College, the Chair of the Shuswap Hospital Foundation, a representative of the Columbia Shuswap Regional District and a member of the Board of School District 83.

Each edition of our E-newsletter, starting this month, will feature a small article on one of our Directors.

Kathryn Vennard

  • Kathryn was born and raised in Salmon Arm.
  • Is the newest member of SCF’s Board of Directors - joining SCF in November 2015
  • Kathryn has been a Lawyer for 22 years and with Brooke Downs Vennard for 8 years. Her current practice includes estates, wills, real estate and corporate commercial work.


Given time and opportunity for a game, I could be called a pool shark.

Shuswap and Area Non-Profit Organizations  Facebook Page

Recently SCF created a new Facebook page named the Shuswap and Area Non-Profit Organizations Facebook Page. This page was created to be utilized by Non-Profits in the Shuswap area to announce upcoming events, to help coordinate community events, to create a call for action, or to just let people know about your organizations. Our hope is to help build connections between registered charities, non-profit societies and volunteers. If you or someone you know is associated with a Non-Profit Organization please join and share this page. Click here to visit this page.

Heritage Week at Piccadilly Mall

Monday, February 15 to Saturday, February 20

 In partnership with The Mall at Piccadilly, the Museum is celebrating “Main Street and the traditional downtown”  this year’s Heritage Week theme. Activities include pioneer displays, silent auction table, pioneer breakfast, Best of the Shuswap Pie Baking Contest and Auction, kid’s craft station, gold panning and much more.  There is something for everyone at the 19th Annual Heritage Week celebration. For more information on this community event contact the Village & Museum at 250-832-5243 or click here.
The Wheels at Haney project funded by SCF enabled the Salmon Arm Museum and Heritage Association to restore two historic buggies and a cutter. These historic vehicles will be on display at the RJ Haney Heritage Village and Museum.
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