The Comox Valley Community Foundation’s Crimson & Gold Gala, presented by Odlum Brown, was a
resounding success, with net revenues in excess of $70,000.

“The evening was elegant, yet fun, with delicious food and a tremendous program of silent and live
auctions, music and an introduction to the impact our donors, through the Comox Valley Community
Foundation, have had on our community,” said Chrissie Bowker, CVCF Board member and Chair of the
Gala Committee. “We are so pleased with how this event has grown over the years and would like to
thank all of our sponsors, volunteers and guests for their continued support of the Community
Foundation and our Gala.”

“It is the Community Foundation’s role as stewards of this community’s capital to ensure there is lasting
impact resulting from all of our donors’ gifts and our subsequent investments in charitable organizations
and students,” added Matt Beckett, President of the Comox Valley Community Foundation. “As we see
over and over again, the sum of small parts has a huge impact and we would like to invite interested
individuals to contact us to discuss how your gift may contribute to enriching life in the Comox Valley

Founded in 1996, the Comox Valley Community Foundation is a public charitable foundation registered
with Canada Revenue Agency. The CVCF works with local families, businesses and organizations to
create endowment funds that support the Comox Valley and its residents forever through grants and
scholarships. Over the past 23 years, the CVCF has awarded more than $2.5 million to over 159 local
non-profits and 180 students. For further information and to learn more about how you can make an
impact, please visit or call 250-338-8444.

Susan Auchterlonie

Executive Director, Comox Valley Community Foundation