Celebrating the First 25 Years of For Ever

Mar 6, 2020 | Events - Foundation Hosted, Featured, Foundation News/Updates, Front Page 3

This year we are celebrating the Foundation’s 25th Anniversary.

It is amazing to see its growth over the years – both in terms of the value of funds it manages but more importantly, its impact on local charities and the people and communities they serve.  Our hearts are always buoyed when we hear charities share stories about the positive impact the Foundation has had on their activities.

We chose our “logo” for this milestone anniversary to emphasize one aspect of what makes us unique – the centrality of donors’ endowing For Ever.  We and our donors will serve the community in the long run – however the needs and priorities might change in the future.

This year isn’t just about celebrating the Foundation’s first 25 years; it is about acknowledging the strong roots of the Foundation, but also ensuring that it will continue to grow and enhance community well-being.

THANK YOU to everyone who has played a part in the Foundation’s success to date – donors, volunteers, grantees, staff, friends.

 Below is how we have been celebrating our first 25 years.

June 1st, 2020 – marked the 25th Anniversary of our Community Foundation.

Ordinarily, there would be a celebration to mark this anniversary – we had planned to return to Memorial Hall with our donors, dedicated volunteers and community partners – but of course, that’s not possible this year. The pandemic we are all living through means that our celebration of this milestone will be subdued; perhaps fittingly, it will be quiet and contemplative rather than noisy and boisterous.

As one means of celebrating and marking this momentous occasion, Mayor Bryan Paterson has signed an important proclamation, and our world champion Town Crier Chris Whyman has added his voice of praise and recognition! Hear the proclamation here.


Read how we marked this day here.

Ripples – 25th Anniversary Edition

Click here to read our special edition of Ripples marking the Foundation’s 25th anniversary.



 Where are they now? Reconnecting with Former Community Foundation Leaders

The past has a role in shaping the future. During our 25th Anniversary year, we are delighted to present a glimpse into the past and update you on the whereabouts of some of the key players in the growth of your Community Foundation. Click each former CFKA leader to read their story.

Katherine Manley

Monica Stewart

Ian Fraser

Glenn Stresman

Vikram Varma

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