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Annual Report on Giving 2016-17

changing tomorrow today

by the numbers

Jory Hetherington successfully completed the Automotive Service Technician Foundation program while supporting his family thanks to financial assistance from a Joyce Foundation Entrance Bursary and a Wyatt Auto Parts Award.

(Fiscal Year April 1, 2016 - March 31, 2017) $3,042,039 REVENUES $827,537 $186,022 $637,791 $1,390,689

Student support Academic and educational programming Capital projects Other revenues

1,687 NUMBER OF GIFTS 1,393 Individuals ( 384 Alumni) 294 Organizations $206,638 GIFTS-IN-KIND DONATED $803,229 SCHOLARSHIPS AND BURSARIES DISBURSED 734 student awards funded by donors FULL-TIME STUDENT LOANS 1,939 Number of students who applied for loans $1,133 AVERAGE STUDENT AWARD FROM DONORS

The world of tomorrow is created by the actions of today. 2

changing tomorrow today

Grand opening of the Kelowna Trades Complex, September 2016.

From yesterday to today to tomorrow, the Foundation and its donors are creating opportunities and changing lives. We see it happening for the students we help and the facilities we help build. It is exciting and gratifying to know that education is truly transformative. The stories of tomorrow are written by our donors and students of today. Amanda Wright is just one example of an alumna who is now giving back to another worthy student – Julie Dorsey. Rahaf Albitar and Mustafa Zakreet, both Syrian refugees, inspire us with their stories of finding hope as students in their new home, Canada. Dorothea Hench and Walter Rupp share their vision for future generations through their legacy gift. Kelowna company priMe haBitat seeks to build a brighter future for the community by supporting students in the innovative Sustainable Construction Management Technology program. Read on to explore each of their stories, framed through their vision for the future and how they are shaping it through their actions today. These are just a few of the hundreds of stories of our students and their paths to become tomorrow’s business leaders, medical professionals, engineers and other careers that build prosperity in communities. You have helped them with their tuition, books and rent, helped put gas into their cars and food on the table for their families. In total this year, 546 individuals received 734 awards valued at a total of $803,229 – an average of $1,133. Your support has also helped build college facilities that foster teaching and learning. Your generosity is in every corner of the new Kelowna Trades Complex. We are thrilled to be embarking on new capital projects in Kelowna, Penticton and Vernon that will create new opportunities for tomorrow’s students. It is a privilege to witness the impact of such generous community support. What we do today really can change tomorrow. Thank you for your continued support.

Alf Kempf President 2016-17

Sharron Simpson President 2017-18

Kathy Butler Executive Director

Okanagan College Foundation

Okanagan College Foundation

Okanagan College Foundation



building for With three capital projects under construction and a fourth

Child Care Centre Penticton campus

Trades Training House

As announced in fall of 2016, the Ministry of Children and Family Development has provided $500,000 through its Child Care Major Capital Funding program towards a $1.2 million child care centre at the Penticton campus.

Extension of Kelowna Trades Complex Kelowna campus

Building cost: $1.2 million

In March 2017, the Government of Canada announced an investment of $332,485 for a new 2,700 square foot Trades Training House that will provide hands-on, practical training opportunities for more than 300 students per year for programs including carpentry, electrical, plumbing and piping, steamfitter/ gasfitter, residential construction and sheet metal worker. The interior structures of the Trades Training House will continuously change, reflecting the cycles of training in the academic year and advances in building technologies and techniques.

Fundraising goal: $700,000

Project cost: $867,000

Completion: Fall 2017

Fundraising goal: $550,000

The centre will provide 64 new child care spaces for infant and toddler care, ages 3-5 daycare, preschool, and after-school care. It will be the first Passive House certified child care centre in Canada, and is being built to LEED Platinum standards with the goal of meeting net zero energy.

Completion: Fall 2017

Siblings Allison and Quentin Markin were inspired to donate $10,000 to the child care campaign in honour of the family’s long-standing ties to the College and their parents’ 50th wedding anniversary. 4

Ted Callahan (third from the left) of Argus Properties Ltd. and the company’s senior construction staff, unveiled the new carpentry shop entrance in the Kelowna Trades Complex, made possible with their gift of $175,000.

tomorrow announced, change is underway across our campuses

Trades Training Centre Vernon campus

Health Sciences Centre Kelowna campus

The new 13,450 square foot state-of-the-art facility will help address the province’s skills gap by training approximately 150 students per year for the workforce. The building will include multi-purpose trades shops for the College’s electrical, carpentry, plumbing and pipefitting and welding programs.

In March 2017, the Province of B.C. announced a commitment of $15.4 million of funding to construct a new $18.9 million Health Sciences Centre on the east side of the Kelowna campus.

The $6.2 million dollar training centre is being supported primarily through a $2.9 million investment from the Province of B.C. and additional support of $2.7 million from the Government of Canada. Project cost: $6.2 million

It will consist of more than 30,000 square feet of new space over two storeys and will include labs, classrooms and office space for the 13 health and social development programs that are currently located in the existing health building. Construction is scheduled to begin in the summer of 2018. Project cost: $18.9 million Fundraising goal: To be announced

Fundraising goal: $1 million

Completion: Spring 2020

Completion: Spring 2018

The first donation to the Vernon Trades Training Centre was a $50,000 gift made by Ken and Karen Dahlen of Keith Construction in May 2017 in honour of company founder Keith Dahlen and his wife Jean.

Want to help?

Please visit okanagan.bc.ca/give to support and learn more about our campaigns, or call the Foundation office at 250-862-5630 (toll-free 1-888-650-6968) and we’ll be happy to assist you. 5

Amanda Wright. Inset: Julie Dorsey.


inspiring generosity College alumna continues the cycle of giving The power of paying it forward came full circle when an Okanagan College alumna and former award recipient continued the cycle of goodwill by setting up an award shortly after her graduation. Amanda Wright, a 2015 graduate of the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) Honours program in Accounting, understands the direct impact of donor support on student success – she received 17 awards during her time at the College. “The generosity of donors allowed me to focus on my courses,” says Wright. “I wanted to provide that same opportunity to future students.” She set up the Honours Prize for Progressing NonProfit Excellence in fall 2016, an award given to a BBA Honours student working to conducting research for a non-profit or social enterprise. Wright was inspired by her experience working as a research assistant for the Scotiabank Centre for Non-Profit Excellence, a project that enables Okanagan College students to research and identify strategies to ensure sustainability within all realms of non-profit organizations. In that time, Wright identified the challenges faced by non-profits in achieving organizational sustainability. “I saw a gap in the sector where students could provide value by applying business skills from the classroom, and I wanted to find a way to support it,” she says. “It’s beneficial on many levels – it helps non-profits build capacity, which benefits the greater community and provides hands-on experience for students.” By supporting students in the program, Wright hopes to continue the cycle and bridge the gap. Her contribution was doubled when KPMG, the accounting and business consulting firm she currently works for, matched her donation.

For Julie Dorsey, the first recipient of the award, that generosity helped equip her to start a new career. Dorsey returned to the classroom to complete the BBA Honours program after raising three children and running a successful farming business for 30 years. Dorsey was selected for the prize out of several students who presented in March 2017 for her research for the Society of Hope in Kelowna. She didn’t need to wait to put her business skills to use, she was offered a job at the Society prior to graduation. “It was such a blessing to receive the prize,” says Dorsey. “I felt a lot of pride as an individual and it both honoured the Society of Hope and celebrated the collaboration between the College and community.”

I saw a gap in the sector where students could provide value by applying business skills from the classroom, and I wanted to find a way to support it. ~ Amanda Wright Dorsey has already carried forward the generosity by making a donation to the Okanagan College Foundation shortly after her graduation in spring 2017. “I felt very fortunate with the support I received from my family and the College throughout my program and wanted to pay that forward.”


transforming lives with a legacy Giving the gift of education A Salmon Arm couple with a strong connection to Okanagan College is passing on their passion for education through a planned gift to help future generations of students. Dorothea Hench and Walter Rupp want to leave a legacy that will last beyond their lifetime and benefit individuals in the community they love so dearly. Through a planned bequest to the Okanagan College Foundation, the couple has established an endowment fund that will provide annual student awards and program support to the Salmon Arm campus. The decision was easy for the couple, who both attended the College for courses. Hench emigrated from Switzerland in 2009 and quickly enrolled in an English as a Second Language (ESL) course at the Salmon Arm campus to improve her language skills. The experience ultimately inspired her in ways she couldn’t have imagined when she first stepped on campus. “It wasn’t just knowledge I learned at the College,” she says. “It truly showed me the challenges facing students today, and reignited my passion for lifelong learning.”

Also from Switzerland, Rupp settled in the North Okanagan twenty years ago where he took his first lesson in English at the College. Rupp, now retired from a owning a seeing eye dog training business, appreciates both the value of training and importance of fundraising, two aspects that were integral to the success of his company. It gives him satisfaction to know that future generations will benefit from the investment they are making to the Foundation. “I couldn’t have made a good life without good training,” he says. “Everyone has a skill they should be able to learn and develop, and we would like to help give them that opportunity.” For both Hench and Rupp, it was important their contributions will go to support both the students directly through the awards and the programs that are teaching them the skills for the workforce. “We want the College to grow, for Salmon Arm to have more students,” adds Hench. “The educational training here will positively impact the local economy. We want our gift to help people thrive.”

As witness to Hench’s experience in the classroom, Rupp cultivated a deep respect for the impact the College has on individuals in their community.

The tax advantage of gifting What are the advantages of giving a gift of securities?

Giving securities is easy – and tax effective

A gift of securities is one of the most cost-effective ways to support Okanagan College Foundation, immediately or through a gift in your will. When publicly listed securities are donated, the tax on the capital gains is eliminated. Any publicly listed securities, including shares, bonds, stocks and mutual funds qualify.

• You receive a tax receipt equal to the trading value on the date the securities are received at Okanagan College Foundation • The Foundation will sell the securities and direct the proceeds to the area you have specified • You can deduct the entire gift in the current year or carry tax credits forward for up to five years

We encourage you to seek professional legal, estate planning and/or financial advice before deciding upon your course of action. 8

Dorothea Hench and Walter Rupp.


Mustafa Zakreet.

a new hope Syrian students reconnect with their dreams Rahaf Albitar and Mustafa Zakreet had never stepped on an airplane before boarding the flights that took them away from family, friends and memories in Syria for a chance at a new life in Canada. Albitar grew up in Damascus and had a successful career as a laboratory technician when her neighbourhood turned into a war zone in 2011 and everything changed. “The war stopped my life,” she says. “I had no hope, but I still had dreams and knew I would have to leave to pursue them.” Zakreet, a trained railroad engineer, was working and living in Homs when the war forced him to flee to a refugee camp in Lebanon. He began putting his university education to work teaching English to young children in the camp. 10

“I was inspired at how, despite their circumstances, these kindergartners were so genuinely excited about learning,” explains Zakreet. “I saw how learning gave them hope for the future, just as it did for me.” Though their journeys to Canada took them on different perilous paths, both landed in the B.C. interior. Albitar came to Kelowna under the sponsorship of a local church and began English as a Second Language (ESL) courses. Zakreet was one of five students (out of 500) to win a World University Scholarship that brought him to settle in Salmon Arm, where he enrolled in ESL and upgrading courses at the College. It wasn’t long before both students were acknowledged for their achievements in the classroom.

Rahaf Albitar.

In June 2017, Albitar was presented with the Kate Gilchrist Memorial Award, a fund set up in memory of ESL Department Chair, Kate Gilchrist, who passed away in 2012. Each year it is awarded to a student who demonstrates a combination of academic excellence and a determination to succeed. “Kate’s admiration of students from many different countries who emigrate and face the challenges of cultural and language differences was deep,” says Dr. Robert Huxtable, Dean, Arts and Foundational programs. “Her contributions to the lives of the many students she served are life-lasting, and the award is intended as a legacy of that devotion, in addition to the annual recognition of a deserving student.” Albitar was surprised and humbled by the honour. “I am so grateful for the award, but it is so much more than just money to me,” she says. “The financial assistance will help me continue my education, but it also represents all of the career opportunities it will open in my future.”

“I’m here to study, work hard and show that refugees want to contribute and give back to the country that welcomed us. Receiving this award shows me my hard work is paying off,” she adds. Their positive experiences at the College have inspired both students to continue their education – Albitar in Water Engineering Technology and Zakreet in Civil Engineering Technology. As the recipient of the Salmon Arm Golf Tournament Award, Zakreet is thankful the generosity of others enables him take the next step toward his lifelong goal of becoming an engineer. “There are no words for how grateful I am,” says Zakreet. “I’m incredibly excited for the next chapter. Being part of Okanagan College has been an amazing experience. I have made so many friends and have felt so welcomed. I feel connected to the community and feel at home here.”

I’m here to study, work hard and show that refugees want to contribute and give back to the country that welcomed us. Receiving this award shows me my hard work is paying off. ~ Rahaf Albitar 11

Laurel Robinson and Mike Banner, priMe baBitat. Inset: Sloane More.


setting a prime example Green builders make education more sustainable Finding the right match for their desire to give wasn’t as simple as Mike Banner and Laurel Robinson of priMe haBitat builders had planned. A certified Passive House builder, priMe haBitat is dedicated to creating a more sustainable planet by building high-performance, energy efficient custom homes and developments in the Okanagan.

Banner and Robinson have followed the journey of the SCMT students from the beginning to the recent graduation of the first program cohort in June 2017. Sloane More, a recipient of the priMe haBitat Builders Award in SCMT is encouraged by the example the company is setting for the industry.

“We live in a world of instant gratification and there are a lot of barriers preventing people to adopting more sustainable initiatives because they can’t see the longterm benefits and cost-savings,” says Banner. “We feel fortunate for the help that we’ve received in our careers and because of our great clients we are in a position to pay it forward by investing in the individuals who share our vision of a better world.”

We feel fortunate for the help that we’ve received in our careers and because of our great clients we are in a position to pay it forward by investing in the individuals who share our vision of a better world. ~ Mike Banner

Banner and Robinson were seeking to support an educational initiative with that same vision, when they stumbled across Okanagan College’s Sustainable Construction Management Technology (SCMT) program in an internet search. The first program of its kind in Canada, the SCMT diploma program gives students the skills to deliver true sustainable development as construction managers and technologists. The unique program ticked all the right boxes for priMe haBitat. “There weren’t programs like this when I was younger,” adds Banner. “Having the training and the resources available to these students only increased our desire to give.” After reaching out to the program chair, Dr. Amy Vaillancourt, and being impressed with the course curriculum, priMe haBitat set up five annual scholarships of $1,000 through the Okanagan College Foundation. “We love that 100 per cent of the money goes directly to the students,” says Robinson. “We see the sacrifices the students are making to pursue a brighter future for the planet – many of them gave up careers to return to school and have families to support.”

“They aren’t just talking the talk, priMe haBitat is walking the walk and leading by example to facilitate change in the industry,” says More. “It is an incredible experience to have a stranger invest in your future. But when the support comes from a business in the industry you are training to be a part of, and the donors are actively involved with the program, it really reaffirms I’ve made the right choice in my career path.” For Banner and Robinson, supporting students in the SCMT program has a long-term impact that goes beyond student success and will be beneficial to the construction industry and to the public’s perception of sustainable practices. “It’s incredible to see how much knowledge these students have, not just in home-building, but in all aspects of sustainable technology,” explains Banner. “They truly are the future and it is exciting to see the first graduates are now out in the workforce and implementing that knowledge.”


an appreciating investment Awards add up for business student Accountant Caleb Bunn will never have the chance to meet H.W. Galbraith, but he feels a great sense of appreciation to him, his family and the other families in Vernon that played a pivotal role in helping him achieve his dreams. A recent graduate of the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) program, Bunn attributes his success balancing family, work and education to the financial assistance of the five student awards he received, all established by, or in honour of, those who have been active in the community. Married during his first year of studies at the Vernon campus, Bunn’s family continued to grow over the course of his three years at the College. He graduated with distinction in January 2017 with a nine-month-old son and a second little one on the way. “Family is first,” says Bunn. “I’m so grateful for the support that allowed me to continue to pursue my educational goals, knowing my family was taken care of.” One of the awards that helped give Bunn the financial security to focus on his studies was from the Galbraith family. “Our family has benefited greatly from being brought up in the Okanagan and being able to establish our livelihoods here,” explains George Galbraith, who created the award in honour of his late uncle. H.W. Galbraith, a veteran of WWI and solicitor, lived in Vernon for 80 years and was active in civic affairs, including the B.C. Dragoons, Canadian Legion, Rotary Club of Vernon and the Okanagan Historical Society. His philanthropic spirit, including giving the first donation to help establish the Community Foundation of the North Okanagan (CFNO) in 1975, is something that inspires his nephew to continue the legacy of giving. “My uncle always emphasized the importance of higher education,” he adds. “Having the opportunity to support the next generation of community leaders and pass on his generosity is extremely fulfilling.” 14

That generosity to the CFNO came full circle when Bunn received two scholarships set up by the CFNO (through the Foundation) in honour of another active Vernon citizen, Pauline Legg. Bunn also received the Bill Seaton Mathematics Award and the Whitney Buggey Prize in Economics, both established by and named after former Vernon campus instructors to benefit students in their respective fields of study.

Having the opportunity to support the next generation of community leaders and pass on his generosity is extremely fulfilling. ~ George Galbraith “From my own experience as a student and teacher, I’ve seen the obstacles to student success from both sides,” says Whitney Buggey. “Giving back is a nice way to reward a student for the hard work and effort they’ve put in to creating their own success.” Buggey witnessed the transformation of the campus and the region surrounding it over his 30-year career at the College, as a professor and later Campus Principal. He presented his prize in person to Bunn at an awards reception last fall. “The donors have a deep love for their community and it’s incredible to meet them and hear a bit of their heart for the school and students,” says Bunn, who also met Galbraith and members of the late Seaton’s family. “Seeing that passion be continued on through their gift is a surreal experience to be a part of.”

Caleb Bunn. Inset: H.W. Galbraith (Image courtesy: Vernon Museum and Archives Photo No.30370).


new funds for 2016-17

Harold Romanychyn, Director of the Princess Auto Foundation with Kane Clark, Collison Repair/Refinishing Prep Technician student, and a recipient of a new Princess Auto Foundation Bursaries for Trades.

This year donors helped to create 39 new funds, boosting financial support to arts, science, trades, technologies and business students at Okanagan College. Adolf Kruger Farm Gate Winery Founder Bursary Alma VanDusen Bursary Andrew Sheret Limited Plumbing and Pipe Trades Scholarship Anrias Capital Corp. Award for Trades Armstrong Davies Award Association of Women in Finance Award, held at Vancouver Foundation Audio Engineering & Music Production Award BC Hydro Trades Support Award Belyea Collins Ingledow Bursary Brad and Birgit Bennett Bursaries Carlee De Boer & Paige Whitelaw Memorial Therapist Assistant Bursary CFUW Vernon Awards Constantin Greenwald Award for Trades and Technologies

Construction Industry Training Organization (CITO) of BC Trades Bursaries Damitz Good Bursary Doris M. Murray Bursary Dr. Eric Ruby Memorial Bursary Einfeld Law Bursary for Single Parents Enactus Alumni Award for Student Leadership Enterprise RV Endowment Award Environmental Sciences Award in memory of Gertrude and Ludwig Klein First Year BCIS Students Bursary Frank A. Richter and Family Award in Criminal and Social Justice (Foundation Board Endowment Fund) Greyback Construction Ltd Residential Construction Award Honours Prize for Progressing Non-Profit Excellence

Joseph and Joyce Ovenden Bursary Kalamalka Fly Fishers Bursary (Gaming) KPMG LLP Kelowna Award Kushner/Cook First Generation Education Award Office Administration Award Okanagan Wine Festivals Society Awards (Gaming) Omland Heal Accounting Award Open Shop Construction Industry Educational Bursary Princess Auto Foundation Bursaries for Trades Reichwald Family Electrical Award Rotary Club of Lake Country Residential Construction Awards Strathcona Cunningham Bursary Stuart Christensen Memorial Bursary Walter Rupp and Dorothea Hench Fund

leadership Thank you to all of our volunteers for actively supporting the Foundation’s mission. We also wish to thank all those at Okanagan College, including President Jim Hamilton, the College’s Board of Governors and its Chair, Connie Denesiuk, our Treasurer, Roy Daykin, the College departments and the Advancement staff who do so much with such dedication and energy. We recognize that it takes a full team pulling in the same direction with eyes on the goal and remembering we do this for our students.

Volunteer Leadership

Directors retiring in 2016-17

Advancement Team

Honourable D. Ross Fitzpatrick, Honorary Patron Dr. Steve Tuck, President Emeritus

Bev Busson (Shuswap-Revelstoke) Raf DeGuevara (Central Okanagan) Alf Kempf (Central Okanagan) Debbie Robert (Central Okanagan) Lynda Wilson (Shuswap-Revelstoke)

Kathy Butler, Director, Advancement & Alumni and Executive Director/Secretary, Okanagan College Foundation Dawn Douglas, Executive Assistant, Advancement & Alumni and Board Secretary, Okanagan College Foundation Anne Kirkpatrick, Development Officer John Haller, Development Officer Katerina Hay, Alumni Relations & Annual Appeal Coordinator Richard McAdam, Donations Processor Tory Braun, Campaign Communications & Marketing Specialist Bobbie-Jo Koutsantonis, Division Assistant Samantha Blandon, Campaign Assistant

Directors Sharron Simpson, President, Okanagan College Foundation Jim Hamilton, President, Okanagan College Connie Denesiuk, Chair, Okanagan College Board of Governors Raghwa Gopal, Vice President, Fund Development (Central Okanagan) Alan Sanderson, Vice President, Finance (Central Okanagan) Anne Clarke (North Okanagan) Gladys Fraser (North Okanagan) Keith Grayston (Central Okanagan) Mary Ellen Heidt (South Okanagan) Rob Phare (North Okanagan) Kimberly White-Gilhooly (North Okanagan)


Directors joining in 2017 Colin Edstrom (Central Okanagan) Susan Ewanick (South Okanagan) Tom Styffe (South Okanagan)

Treasurer Roy Daykin, Vice President, Employee and Corporate Services, Okanagan College

financial report April 1, 2016 to March 31, 2017 Total revenues for the year surpassed $3 million, in part to the Foundation’s own returns from investments with unrealized gains of $450,503 and investment income of $464,577. Total net assets were $10,926,881. The Foundation made capital contributions to the College of $1,299,593 this year. And once again, the College supported the fundraising efforts by forgiving $403,004 of the loan to fund the campaign. We are grateful to the College for this support as well as all the other operating and administrative support the Foundation receives throughout the year, which allows more donor funds to go directly to support students and the College’s projects. Number of endowments Number of annual award funds Number of donations received Value of gifts-in-kind received

209 305 1687 $206,638 25,508 37,258

2016-17 Revenues - $3.04 million Capital Campaign Annual Awards Endowment Awards Endowment Capital Grant Revenue – SIDIT Program Support Forgiveness of Loan Payable

Investment Income Unrealized Gain on Investments Gaming Event Revenues Other Revenues Cash Value from Life Insurance Policies







409,138 29,998



14,998 38,807



2016-17 Expenditures - $2.61 million


212,105 803,229


Scholarships and Bursaries Capital Campaign and Other Fund Raising Expenses Operating Expenses Program Support Investment and Management Fees Gaming Event Expenses Other Expenses



thank you Our donors support student awards, programs and facilities. This support enhances the learning experience and expands opportunities for students. Donations for student support provide vital funding for books, tuition and living expenses. One hundred per cent of your dollar amount contributed goes to students. We have more annual donors to thank than this space will allow, so we have listed donors who gave $500 or more between April 1, 2016 and March 31, 2017. We would like to extend our sincere gratitude to everyone who contributed. Individuals Anonymous (7) Charles and Irene Armstrong Dr. Heather Banham Tom Beardsley and Donna Lomas Brad and Birgit Bennett Cheryl and Matthew Berry Barbara Bowmar and Verne Smythe Gail Braem * Dr. Jayne Brooks Beverley Busson Kathy Butler Dee Capozzi Alan Carter Barry Carter Eugene Casavant * Christopher Charlton Jodi Christensen and the Christensen Family Barbara Christian Danielle and Sarah Chritchley Dr. Gerry Chu Inc. * Paulyn Chua Ted and Anne Chudyk Alan Cohoe Derek Cook Anne Cossentine Allan Coyle Helen Currie Bruce Davies Lloyd Davies Paul Day Roy Daykin LeeAnn De Boer Bernice De Mara Dr. Gayla and John DeHart Mark Dixon Kim East Glenn Einfeld * Randall and Evelyn Enns * Kristy Folk Tony French Clayton Gall * Shayne Gaythorpe Charity Gerbrandt Garnet Golloher Keith Grayston Constantin Greenwald * John Haller Jim and Liz Hamilton Richard and Sandra Hand Catherine Hannah * Katerina Hay Mary Ellen Heidt * Erika Henfling Tedd Howard Dr. Thomas and Kathleen Jasper Sandy and Dr. Gerry Karr Anne Kirkpatrick Dina Kotler * Dale and Lisa Lamb Sterling Land and Megan Mills * Bruce Leavens * Donna Lester-Smith Tony and Franca Lunelli Joe Maciel


* Jamie Maloway * Allison Markin * Quentin Markin Dr. Jeffrey Marliave * Richard McAdam * Devon McCubbin Dr. Barry and Diane McGillivray Geri McRobb * Oliver Mendoza Colleen Mulvihill Randy Newton Joseph and Joyce Ovenden Richard Pacheco Dr. David Paisley David Perron and Patricia Kully Debra Peterson Rob Phare Roy Phillips Art Pike * Brenda Ridgeley-Ketchell * Nicole Ripley Heather Robinson Pamela Ropcean The Rose Family Priscilla Russell * Lucienne Ryga * Alan Sanderson Mathuram Santosham Heather and John Schneider William and Mary Schooff Louise Seaton Cliff and Lois Serwa Lee Seymour Dr. David and Janet Shaw Rob Siddon The Sharron Simpson Family Sandra Smith Ben Stewart Pamela Stewart Del Stone Bob Tait Laura Thurnheer Ret and Dorothy Tinning Lexlaur Properties / *Allen Tozer and *Linda Laird Forever Young / Terry and Steven Tuck Pat Underhill Tina Vigilante Deborah Warren Michael Welsh * Randy Werger Peter White * * Dr. Maurice and Linda Williams Lynda Wilson Neil and Jill Woolliams Joan Woolsey * Amanda Wright

Organizations Anonymous (1) 50th Parallel Estate Limited Partnership Andrew Peller Limited Andrew Sheret Limited Anrias Capital Corp. Argus Properties Ltd. Association of Women in Finance

ASTTBC Foundation Bannister Automotive Group BC Council of Garden Clubs BC Fruit Growers’ Association BC Interior RV Society BC Lung Association BC Wine Appreciation Society BDO Canada LLP Bellamy Homes Inc. Bentley International Inc. Bevco Investments Ltd. Bibby-Ste-Croix BMO Financial Group Boyd Autobody & Glass British Columbia Wine Information Society British Columbia Wine Institute Byland’s Nurseries Ltd. C&G Insulation 2003 Ltd. Canadian Bar Association, BC Branch Canadian Federation of University Women - Kelowna Canadian Federation of University Women - Penticton Canadian Federation of University Women - Vernon Canadian Home Builders’ Association Central Okanagan Canadian RV Association Carson Air Ltd. (Kelowna) Carson Air Ltd. (Richmond) Central Okanagan Foundation Chemo RV Sales and Service LTD. CIBC Children’s Foundation CIBC Wood Gundy CLAC Cloverdale Paint Inc. Coast Wholesale Appliances LP Coldstream Women’s Institute Community Foundation of the North Okanagan Community Foundation of the South Okanagan / Similkameen Construction Industry Training Organization of BC (CITO) CPA Education Foundation of BC Credit Union Foundation of B.C. Crowe Mackay LLP CYMA Management Ltd. D.K.L. Financial Services Inc. Diamond Jubilee Chapter IODE Einfeld Law Emil Anderson Construction (EAC) Inc. Enterprise RV Enterprise Steel Fabricators Ltd. Environmental Operators Certification Program Ernst Hansch Foundation, Inc. Estate of Lois Butler Estate of Stuart Christensen Fender’s Automotive Center Flair Airlines Ltd. Foothills Medical Centre Fraserway RV LP Futurpreneur Canada G. Pelletier Construction Ltd. Garagiste North Wine Festival GFS Canada Gloria Di Dio Foundation

Gord Turner Renovations Ltd. Gorman Bros. Lumber Ltd. Grant Thornton LLP Chartered Professional Accountants Greyback Construction Ltd. Holy Spirit Catholic Women’s League (CWL) Horizon Electric Inc. Industry Training Authority BC Inland Kenworth (A Partnership) Intrigue Wines John Bachelder Construction Ltd. Kalamalka Fly Fishers Club Kalamalka Rotary Club of Vernon Kal-West Mechanical Systems Inc. Kamloops Exploration Group Kelowna & District Dental Society Kelowna Bar Association Kelowna Corvette Club Kelowna Executive Roundtable Kelowna Ford Lincoln Sales Ltd. Kelowna Garden Club Kelowna Geology Committee Kelowna Hotel Motel Association Kelowna Hyundai Kelowna Jaycees Kelowna Kia Kelowna Toyota Ltd. Kelowna Transmission Ltd. KF Aerospace Kilo-Womp Electric Kiwanis Club of Kelowna - High Noon Kiwanis Club of Penticton KPMG Foundation KPMG LLP - Vernon KPMG MSLP - Kelowna Krueger Electrical Ltd. Ladies Auxiliary to Branch #40 Royal Canadian Legion Lambert & Paul Construction Ltd. MacKay & Partners Charitable Foundation Midtown RV National Bank Financial Wealth Management Northside Industries Inc. Nutech Safety Ltd. O’Connor RV Odlum Brown Limited Okanagan British Car Club Okanagan Chefs’ Association Okanagan Chrysler Jeep Dodge Okanagan College Board of Goveners

Okanagan College Alumni Association Okanagan College Association of Administrators Okanagan College Faculty Association Okanagan College Students’ Union Okanagan Fest-of-Ale Society Okanagan Kids Care Fund Society Okanagan Mainline Real Estate Board (OMREB) Okanagan School Of Business Okanagan Similkameen Conservation Alliance Okanagan Wine Festivals Society Open Shop Construction Industry Educational Investment Trust Orchard Ford Sales Ltd. Outland Design Landscape Architecture P.E.O. Chapter BA Paul Leinemann Construction Ltd. PCL Constructors Westcoast Inc. Penticton and Wine Country Chamber of Commerce Penticton Lions Club Penticton Skaha Community Projects Society Penticton Women in Business PepsiCo Beverages Canada Plain Language Media LLLP PrairieCoast Equipment Prime Habitat Builders Princess Auto Foundation Private Giving Foundation Pushor Mitchell LLP R.E. Postill & Sons Ltd. Ramada Penticton, Kettle Valley Station Pub, Coast Penticton Hotel / Robin and Janice Agur Rambow Mechanical Ltd. RBC Foundation Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association of B.C. Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association of Canada Reichwald Family Foundation at the Calgary Foundation Reidco Metal Industries Ltd. Relvas Catering Rick Mussellam Holdings Ltd. Rotary Club of Kelowna - Downtown Rotary Club of Kelowna - Ogopogo Rotary Club of Kelowna - Okanagan Mission Rotary Club of Kelowna Foundation Rotary Club of Lake Country Rotary Club of Penticton Okanagan Rotary Club of Vernon Rotary Club of Vernon Silver Star Rykon Construction Management Ltd.

Scotiabank Seekers Media Sentes Automotive Group Shuswap Community Foundation Shuswap Division of Okanagan Mainline Real Estate Board South Okanagan Boundary Labour Council South Okanagan Events Centre Southern Interior Construction Association Southern Interior Development Corporation Southern Interior Development Initiative Trust Stutters Disaster Kleenup Canada Sun Life Financial Sun-Rype Products Ltd. TEAM Construction Management Ltd. TELUS TELUS Foundation The Foundation Office.ca Thompson Okanagan Dental Society (TODS) Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association Trak Construction Ltd. / Kamal Shoranick Trico Charitable Foundation University of British Columbia Urban Development Institute - Kelowna Chapter Vancity Community Foundation Vancouver Foundation Vernon & District Community Land Trust Society Vernon & District Home Support Society Vernon Dental Association Vernon Temple #21 Pythian Sisters Vernon Valley Lodge #18 Independent Order of Odd Fellows Voyager RV Centre Ltd. Water Supply Association of BC Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company Westwood Electric White & Peters Ltd. White Kennedy Chartered Accountants Whitworth Holdings Ltd. Wilden Wyatt Auto Parts Yakima Valley Enological Society

Okanagan College Foundation strives for accuracy in recognizing donors. Please contact us at 1-888-650-6968 regarding any discrepancies. *Alumni Donor

25th Annual Okanagan College Foundation / Western Financial Group Charity Golf Tournament – 2016 Sponsors Our 25th marked a milestone for the annual Charity Golf Tournament. It was another wonderful day on the links with nearly 150 people teeing it up at Okanagan Golf Club in support of students. More than $55,000 was raised; these funds provide vital financial assistance to students throughout the year. Thank you to all our golfers, sponsors and volunteers. A. Dalsvaag & Son Enterprises Ltd. Apple Valley Promotions AVIVA Canada Canadian Restaurant Supply Ltd. Capital News City Furniture & Appliance Coast Capital Insurance Services Ltd. Crowe Mackay LLP Family Insurance Solutions Inc. Firehall Brewery GFS Canada Gore Mutual Insurance Company Grant Thornton LLP Harris & Company LLP ICBC

Intact Insurance Kelowna Toyota Ltd. Milestones MQN Architects New Monaco Enterprise Corporation Northbridge Insurance Northern Computer Okanagan College Continuing Studies and Corporate Development Okanagan College Coyotees Okanagan College Culinary Arts Okanagan School of Business PCL Constructors Westcoast Inc. Peace Hills Insurance Company Pepsi

Prosign Pushor Mitchell LLP Quail’s Gate Winery RBC Wealth Management (PH&N Investment Council) Ricoh Canada Scotiabank Siemens Staples Advantage Canada Stutters Disaster Kleenup TD Commercial Banking Total Restoration Services Turner Volkswagen Audi Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company Westbank First Nation Western Financial Group





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Our Mission Okanagan College Foundation advances the power of education by engaging individuals and communities in contributing to Okanagan College. We contribute to Okanagan College by:

• helping students with scholarships, bursaries, awards and other financial support • building relationships with donors • supporting capital projects and programs • managing financial resources responsibly and ethically

Photography credits: Steve Austin, Basil Cooper, Daniela Sitar, Vernon Museum and Archives

Please contact us at: Okanagan College Foundation 1000 KLO Road, Kelowna, BC V1Y 4X8 Phone: 250-862-5630 Toll-Free: 1-888-650-6968 Fax: 250-862-5627 okanagancollegefoundation.ca Email: foundation@okanagan.bc.ca Charitable registration tax number - 862488194 RR0001

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Okanagan College Foundation Annual Report on Giving 2016-17  

Okanagan College Foundation holds itself accountable to its donors and as such offers full financial transparency. Read the highlights of ou...

Okanagan College Foundation Annual Report on Giving 2016-17  

Okanagan College Foundation holds itself accountable to its donors and as such offers full financial transparency. Read the highlights of ou...