Community Fund Committees
The Nanaimo Foundation has served the communities of Gabriola Island and Ladysmith for more than 30 years. We provided our first grant to Gabriola Island in 1985, and our first grant in Ladysmith in 1987.
The notion of both the Gabriola Island Community Fund and the Ladysmith Community Fund came from residents of these two communities. Understanding the important role community foundations play in supporting strong communities, Gerry Stefanson of Gabriola Island and Bruce Whittington of Ladysmith approached the Nanaimo Foundation and together we began exploring ways to increase support to these two communities with dedicated community funds.
Gabriola Island Community Fund Steering Committee
The Gabriola Island Community Fund Steering Committee is a group of volunteer Gabriola Island residents who are working together to establish and direct the Gabriola Island Community Fund to make meaningful and lasting impacts on Gabriola Island both now and forever.
This dedicated team serves to enrich the quality of life of people living on Gabriola Island.
Ladysmith Community Fund Advisory Committee
The Ladysmith Community Fund Advisory Committee is a group of volunteer Ladysmith residents serving to establish and direct a permanent endowment fund for the community.
This team of community leaders brings together community assets and engages citizens and organizations to address current and emerging community needs in Ladysmith.
To learn more about our committees or to get involved, contact Laurie Bienert at email@example.com or 250.667.4292