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Posted: October 31, 2019

Casino donates found money to CFKR

The Casino of the Rockies recently donated $4,478.97 in “found money” to the Community Foundation of the Kootenay Rockies (CFKR).

The Casino of the Rockies noted that this is its largest found money donation, to date.

“The Community Foundation sincerely appreciates the Casino of the Rockies’ generous support,” said Lynnette Wray, CFKR Executive Director.

She added, “This donation will support the Community Foundation in continuing to build our existing endowment funds as well as create new endowment funds.”

The Community Foundation’s permanently invested endowment funds earn interest, in perpetuity. The Community Foundation uses this interest to fund grants to local non-profits, every year, forever.

Projects that receive funding come from local communities and reflect the unique nature of local communities.

The Community Foundation of the Kootenay Rockies strengthens communities by keeping donated money local, supporting local projects, and helping local people.

Established in 2003 as a federally incorporated not-for-profit and a CRA-registered charity, the Community Foundation of the Kootenay Rockies is governed by a 13-member, volunteer Board of Directors and employs one staff person. CFKR holds a total of approximately $2.5 million in 37 permanently invested funds. Since its first community grants in 2004, the Community Foundation has shared almost $500,000 with local projects and programs in our communities.

Join the Community Foundation of the Kootenay Rockies in building this permanent “community nest egg” or like/follow/share their Facebook page, and contact Lynnette Wray, Executive Director, by phone (250-426-1119) or email ([email protected]).

Lead image: The Casino of the Rockies recently donated $4,478.97 in found money to the Community Foundation of the Kootenay Rockies. Left to right: Casino of the Rockies/St. Eugene Resort staff and management Tyler Austin, Bev Woods, Michael Sprake, Sandra Van Steijn, Sarah Cheveldave, and Shelley McKenzie, with Lynnette Wray, CFKR Executive Director, in the centre. Photo submitted

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