Photo credit: Ellen Kinsel | Northern Exposure

July 2020

Adapting to “circumstances beyond our control”, we held the Legacy Society AGM via Zoom this year. Fortunately, our granting competition was not affected, so we were able to announce the grant recipients as usual. However, our 5th annual Volunteer Recognition event could not be held. Instead we supported our community newspaper by placing a display ad thanking the volunteers and sponsored a competition in which volunteer groups could win a gift basket for their members.

New Directors were elected to lead the Board’s activities. Our main challenge will be adapting our traditional summer outreach activities at the New Denver Friday Market and the Garlic Fest. Our big push for donations on Giving Tuesday in November will probably also need to adapt.

Something new this year has been participating in the Royal Bank Foundation “Future Launch Youth Community Challenge”. This directed an outside source of funds to a worthwhile project in the Valley. We are also participating in the federal government’s Emergency Community Support Fund for groups serving vulnerable populations affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

During these challenging times, the Legacy Society will continue to support a resilient, vital and healthy community. Please contact us if you would like to learn more about how you can participate.

Alex Berland
Chair, SVCLS

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