This is what the Kenora and Lake of the Woods Regional Community Foundation offers our Region – The capacity to dream. To look outside the box and make the impossible – possible.” - Denise Forsyth

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Community Foundation Nets $75,000 in 10 Hours for Endowment Funds

     The Community Foundation’s 10 Hour Giving Challenge, celebrating it’s first ten years of connecting donors with the charities they care about, was a resounding success. We were overwhelmed by the generosity of donors in making gifts to our endowment funds”, said event co– chair Megan Dokuchie. “What also surprised us, was the number of first time contributors, people who may not have known too much about the Community Foundation before hand, but came out to the event and made a gift”, says event co – chair Kelly Williams. “The spirit of community giving was alive that day and we gratefully accepted gifts of all sizes”, said Williams. The original goal of raising $10,000 was surpassed in the first hour.

     A significant gift of $25,000 was received by the Wauzhushk Onigum Foundation for their First Nations Scholarships and Bursaries Endowment Fund. Established in 2012, through the proceeds of a Monster Bingo, the fund was created to provide educational opportunities for First Nations Youth. With the addition of the May 30th gift, the Fund doubled in size to $50,000.

     The celebration took place over 10 hours on Friday May 30, 2014 and was sponsored by Copperfin Credit Union, 89.5 The Lake and Lake of the Woods Brewing Company,   . Beginning in the lobby of Copperfin and finishing up on the stage at the Brewing Company, the event featured the voices of donors, sponsors, grant recipients and volunteers. “Having the event broadcast live by 89.5 The Lake was a major factor in the success we experienced”, said Don Parfitt, Community Foundation President. If you would like to make a gift to any of our endowment funds, in celebration of our 10th year anniversary, please feel free to contact us at 807-457-4427 or visit our web site at www.klwcf.ca

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