Serving Selkirk, St. Andrews, and St. Clements
for over 15 years
Both Smart & Caring in Selkirk + District
Every day at the Selkirk & District Community Foundation (SDCF) we witness a community that is both smart and caring.
The smart and inspirational moments can happen when a person walks into our office with an idea on how they can make a lasting contribution to the future of their community. We saw that this year when the congregation of St. George Anglican Church, Wakefield decided to start a special fund at SDCF that will allow the church to continue its good works for years to come.
The caring and thoughtful moments happen when someone who benefited from one of our grants writes a heartfelt letter thanking a donor who made it all possible. That happened this year when the elementary students of Ruth Hooker School thanked the Gaynor family for the grant that made it possible for them to have a fun, safe and free after-school program.
That's why last year when the Governor General of Canada challenged community foundations across Canada to extend their reach under a Smart and Caring Communities campaign, we immediately understood his vision and our role.
This edition of our 2012 annual report is filled with just a few of the ways that our community is already smart and caring. We look forward to developing those qualities even more with your help in 2013. If you have an idea about how we can be even smarter and more caring together, we'd love to hear from you. In the meantime, thank you for believing in our work to be "here for good".
— Past-Chair Frank Wellink on behalf of the Board of the Selkirk & District Community Foundation