June 2017 Scholarship Report

The 2017 – 2018 Scholarship Trustees, Lorraine Shenker (Chair), Gillian Davis and Rudy Solar, are a trio of gardening enthusiasts, galvanized to address three objectives this year:

  • Liaise with the educational institutions receiving the annual scholarship funds to ensure they are selecting students meeting the criteria outlined in the Scholarship Trust Fund (STF)
  • Contact students who have received scholarship monies, obtaining feedback about their horticultural learning experience and career objectives
  • Where possible, attend BCCGC’s member club meetings to introduce ourselves and foster support through donations to the STF.

The STF is currently managed by Vancity Community Foundation (VCF).  The Trustees and the Council’s current president, Lorna Fraser, had a productive meeting with VCF management in April 2017 and were satisfied that the STF is being appropriately administered in a manner consistent with the funds objectives.  According to the mandate of VCF, the current investment is well sheltered and the management of the fund will be consistent regardless of the rotation of Trustee members.  More information about VCF is at: https://www.vancitycommunityfoundation.ca/ and for donation purposes to the STF see: https://www.vancitycommunityfoundation.ca/give/donor-advised-funds/bc-council-garden-clubs-scholarship-fund. I look forward to reporting to you on our progress and welcome any suggestions you may have including an invitation to one of your upcoming garden club meetings.  Please contact me at scholarship@bcgardenclubs.com

Lorraine Shenker,

Chairperson, Scholarship Trust Fund