“It gives you a sense you’re really helping someone when you can see your donation is going to a day care centre or helps to buy more books. It keeps you connected to the community.” Betty Anne Gaynor, who along with her husband Jim Gaynor established the Gaynor Family Fund with $1 million in 2010.
“When I sat down with my lawyer recently I told him I want to include the Selkirk and District Community Foundation as one of the beneficiaries of my estate, just like my kids are being taken care of, so should the community.” Don Forfar, former Mayor and Reeve of St. Andrews.
“I know that the money from the tournament and the good work the Foundation does benefits everyone in the community, not just one group.” Bob Jefferson, founder of the Century 21 Bob Jefferson & Associates Charity Golf Tournament where proceeds were donated to the SDCF.
“His family, who has never lived in Selkirk, made a decision to give back to this community that was their husband and dad’s childhood home. They remembered that this was the place that made a difference in him.” Michael Buhr, former Chair SDCF talking about the creation of the Micky Hannesson Scholarship.
“The Selkirk & District Community Foundation is an opportunity for individuals to donate to a cause where you know that your money is going towards local community projects, groups, and individuals.” Michele Polinuk, Superintendent of the Lord Selkirk School Division.
“For 24 years we operated our grocery store in Selkirk and we drew support from the entire region and this is our way to say thank-you for all those great years.” Jim Gaynor, who along with his wife Betty Anne established the Gaynor Family Fund with $1 million in 2010.
“My wife and I come from very charitable families, so I knew it was the right thing to do.” Jeremy Zdrill on donating regularly in name of his real estate clients who bought or sold homes with him.
“I’ve been lucky enough to learn about different cultures, history, art and architecture in my travels and my hope is this new fund will allow other young people to apply for grants to help cover travel expenses for art, education or culture.” Kit Muir on creating the Travel Kit Fund for youth.