Comox Valley Community Foundation elects new president

Matt Beckett replaces Harry Panjer

Matt Beckett has been elected as president of the Comox Valley Community Foundation.

He succeeds Dr. Harry Panjer, who served as president for the past year.

Matt started his career with Coastal Community in 2004 and joined the wealth management team shortly after. He is now a private wealth advisor where his expertise lies in financial planning with personal and business clients. Matt was awarded Vancouver Island’s Top 20 under 40 in 2016 for business accomplishment and community leadership. Matt grew up on the Island and enjoys golf and fishing, and exploring the great outdoors with his wife and their two daughters. Locally, he is a member of the Rotary Club of Courtenay.

“I am humbled and honoured to serve the Foundation in this new role,” said Beckett. “I look forward to working closer towards our vision of being the philanthropic choice for residents by enriching life in the Comox Valley. I have always wanted to be part of this organization and there are so many people who made this Foundation what it is today. I am very excited about the future of where we are heading and grateful for what others have done before me. I would like to thank the outgoing president Harry Panjer for his leadership, guidance, and continued support of the Foundation.”

The Comox Valley Community Foundation has served the region for more than 20 years, working with donors to create legacies in the form of permanent endowment funds, now worth over $12 million. Grants are distributed from income earned, preserving the capital to ensure a perpetual stream of funds.

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