The Community Foundation of the Kootenay Rockies (CFKR) is looking to start a new legacy fund to give annual grants to the Cranbrook Community Forest Society (CCFS).
CFKR officials said Cranbrook Community Forest Society Legacy Fund, will provide funding to the CCFS each year in perpetuity.
Both organizations are hoping to raise $20,000 to establish the endowment fund.
“The fundraising is already underway, with an initial donation of $500 from Jean-Ann Debreceni, who is a long-time user of the Community Forest, along with her husband, Joe,” said CFKR officials.
“We sincerely appreciate Jean-Ann’s initiative in kick-starting this new fund, and we are so pleased to be working with the Cranbrook Community Forest Society to raise the remaining $17,000,” said Lynnette Wray, CFKR Executive Director.
A further $2,500 donation came from another community forest supporter.
“The CCFS Board is excited about this opportunity to establish a new and lasting revenue stream for our organization,” said Joseph Cross, CCFS Board Chair.
“The annual grant from this fund will support our ongoing work to maintain and enhance the Cranbrook Community Forest, which is such an important recreational, educational, and environmental resource in our community,” added Cross.
“We know that so many people love to walk, bike, hike, and run in the Cranbrook Community Forest, and we are confident that people will step forward to support this new fund,” said Wray.
Donation information can be found below.
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