Auctioneer James Fisher, auctioning one of Tria Fine Catering’s gourmet cakes, as displayed by Andrew Gower. Photo submitted

Auctioneer James Fisher, auctioning one of Tria Fine Catering’s gourmet cakes, as displayed by Andrew Gower. Photo submitted

Comox Valley Community Foundation Gala brings in big bucks

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 forever.”

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 www.cvcfoundation.org or call 250-338-8444.