In November 2017, a special fund at Abbotsford Community Foundation was created in honor of Cst. John Davidson, which is inspired by the work, the dedication and commitment of his work with youth while he was still here, and the impact it will have as his legacy.
In July of 2017, the Abbotsford 2016 BC Summer Games Sports Legacy Endowment Fund was established with funds that were donated by the community to support the games. This new fund will support school-aged athletes, teams and programs across the community of Abbotsford, into perpetuity.
In April 2017, the Board of Directors announced the appointment of Wendy Neufeld as the new Executive Director. Wendy is an Order of Abbotsford recipient for her extensive volunteer work in the community spanning several decades.
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The Salvation Army received a grant from the Mary Victoria Wakefield Animal Welfare Fund for its new Pet Clinic where the homeless can bring in their pets to receive care. You can establish a fund to support an issue or a specific charity or charities. To find out more visit What to Support.
Everyone has a story to tell and now, through the Foundation’s Abbotsford Legacy Stories Program, you can leave both a financial and historical legacy to your community. To find out how click here.
ACF’s grants are funded from the income of our Smart and Caring Fund. For every dollar donated to the Smart and Caring Campaign, we will grant a dollar to local programs for children in need, up to $300,000 by 2017. Find out how you can Champion Abbotsford Kids.
ACF can work with estate lawyers, financial planners, accountants and investment managers to create charitable gift plans for clients. Many people have already chosen to remember their community with a gift in their will to create a lasting legacy. To learn more visit our Professional Advisors Page.