A Visit with Peter Olsen – 92.5 CFBX

92.5 CFBX – “The X” is the Campus and Community Radio at Thompson Rivers University.  Did you hear our Executive Director Rob Miller on “the X” with Peter Olsen this morning? Big thanks to Peter for having Rob on the show to talk about the Colombo Lodge Take Home Dinner coming up on March 18th – http://www.colombolodge.com/colombo-cares/

BCICF Executive Director Rob Miller and Peter Olsen of CFBX 92.5 |
We truly appreciate Peter’s continued support of the BCICF and our communities!

Community Project Grant – Portable X-Ray for the BC Wildlife Park

(pictured - Julie Ratcliffe, Rob Miller, & Tracy Reynolds)

BC Wildlife Park Marketing & Events Manager Julie Ratcliffe, BCICF Executive Director Rob Miller, & BC Wildlife Park Animal Care Supervisor Tracy Reynolds

BCICF Executive Director Rob Miller was thrilled to visit the BC Wildlife Park & present them with their Community Project Grant Funding to assist in the purchase of a portable x-ray machine for their animal rehabilitation centre. We hope this helps make a difference for all the wildlife in their care! Funding for this grant came from the Carolyn Scarborough Memorial Fund.


Supporting Women & Youth in Our Communities

During December, BCICF Executive Director Rob Miller visited Cassandra Schwarz, Executive Director of Kamloops Elizabeth Fry Society and presented their organization with bridge funding for their Women’s Housing, Courtwork Program & Housing Resources Program from The Stollery Charitable Foundation Fund held at the BC Interior Community Foundation. Thank you to Elizabeth Fry Society for your wonderful work in our communities!

Donor Matching Campaign – Hospice, Food Bank & SPCA

In celebration of fall, a generous anonymous donor of the BC Interior Community Foundation (BCICF) has offered to match donations to three endowed funds held with the Foundation.

During the fall, from August 1 until December 31, 2019 up to $2,500 in private contributions will be matched per agency for a total of up to $7,500 in leveraged funds. The Kamloops SPCA, the Kamloops Food Bank and the Kamloops Hospice House are all intended beneficiaries of this anonymous donor’s generosity.

Donations over $25.00 will receive a tax receipt from the Foundation. Donations can be made by mail, or in-person at the Community Foundation Office (#2 – 219 Victoria St, Kamloops, BC, V2C 2A1), or online at www.bcicf.ca/donate (be sure to put the agency name in the fund name/comments box). Cheques must be made out to ‘BC Interior Community Foundation’ with the agency name on the notes line.

The BCICF is very grateful to this wonderful donor and his mission to leave a legacy for future generations; he is a firm believer in the benefit of endowed funds to help local organizations strengthen our communities. Canada-wide, community foundations are set up with the intention to provide long-term charitable funding and this is reflected in the BC Interior Community Foundation’s intention to encourage donors to “Give Today, Grow Tomorrow”.