Comox Valley Healthcare Foundation receives income from the Catherine Mary Aitken and Elizabeth Cherry Aitken Fund.

Comox Valley Healthcare Foundation receives income from the Catherine Mary Aitken and Elizabeth Cherry Aitken Fund.

Comox Valley Community Foundation celebrates National Philanthropy Day in appropriate manner

The Comox Valley Community Foundation celebrated National Philanthropy Day Nov. 15 in the most literal of ways – by distributing funds.

More than $180,000 was doled out to 17 agencies within the Comox Valley at the event, held at the Courtenay & District Museum.

The CVCF also took the opportunity to update the public on the Aitken fund.

“ We just received our final $100,000 from the Catherine Mary Aitken & Elizabeth Cherry Aitken Fund established with us in 2015, now worth $5.8 million benefitting four agencies,” said CVCF executive director Jody Macdonald, in a statement.

The Catherine Mary Aitken & Elizabeth Cherry Aitken Fund benefits the Comox Valley Healthcare Foundation (25 per cent); Comox Valley Hospice Society (25 per cent); The North Island College students (25 per cent, to go towards scholarships); CVCF’s Community Fund for community enrichment grants (20 per cent); and CVCF operations (five per cent).