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Thanks to you . . . Annual Report on Giving 2017-18

Transformation starts here Your generosity changes students’ lives Education changes the course of life for many of our students. It was a life-changer for Carrie-Ann McAlpine. After commuting back and forth from Penticton to Kelowna, working two entry-level jobs, the single mom found herself facing several personal challenges. She was doing everything she could to make ends meet, but realized her situation was not sustainable. Her transformation began when she found the courage to enroll in the Business Administration program at Okanagan College. With the financial support of donors, she was not only able to continue but excel in the program and is now giving back to her community. Carrie-Ann’s story is just one of many. She is among the 437 recipients who received a bursary or scholarship this past year. As we look back over the past year, we want to thank you for improving opportunities for our students and the facilities in which they learn. We have a new Trades Training House in Kelowna giving students hands-on experience in “a house within a house.” North Okanagan donors stepped forward generously contributing to the new Vernon Trades Centre, which opened in August. The child care centre in Penticton opened in September 2017 creating high-quality care for 48 children, enabling some of our students to start their education. Looking to tomorrow, the caring continues as we set our goal for supporting the new Health Sciences Centre to replace aging facilities at the Kelowna campus, so more students like Krystal Rose (see page 6) can learn in modern spaces and enter high-demand professions in their communities. We hope you share our pride in knowing you have made an impact of great magnitude that will resound for generations. Thank you for your continued support.

Sharron Simpson President 2017-18

Okanagan College Foundation


Kathy Butler Executive Director

Okanagan College Foundation

On-the-ground transformation You helped open three new state-of-the-art buildings Child Care Centre Penticton campus TELUS Thompson Okanagan Community Board announced last August a donation of $20,000 to the Okanagan College Foundation’s Bright from the Start fundraising campaign. The Community Foundation of the South Okanagan Similkameen contributed $7,490 to the new child care centre. Both gifts will support an innovative outdoor learning environment. Little Learners Academy opened in September 2017.

Trades Training Centre Vernon campus The new Trades Training Centre opened in August 2018. The campaign got a major boost in November 2017, when Vernon philanthropist George Galbraith announced a $250,000 pledge to the Okanagan College Foundation’s Bright Horizons – Building for Skills campaign. Immediately after, a second gift of $250,000 from Kal Tire was announced.

Trades Training House Kelowna campus Bartle & Gibson Co. Ltd. contributed $37,500 to the Bright Horizons – Building for Skills fundraising campaign for the new trades complex on the Kelowna campus. Kelowna’s Trades Training House officially opened thanks to investment from the Government of Canada, the College and a host of industry and community partners. The facility is designed to simulate a real-world jobsite that will constantly change as new techniques, technologies and building materials emerge.



From surviving to thriving Donor-funded bursaries made Carrie-Ann’s education possible Two full-time jobs, very little sleep and adrenaline: this was Carrie-Ann McAlpine’s reality for two years as she worked 16 hours a day at entry-level jobs to support her family. When a series of life-altering events took place, McAlpine knew she needed to re-evaluate her life and what she wanted for her future. McAlpine realized she needed to start believing in herself and what was possible. This insight inspired her to take the very brave step to visit Okanagan College’s Penticton campus and speak to an education advisor about going back to school at age 48. “It was the best decision of my life,” says McAlpine. “I can’t tell you how amazing getting an education has been. It’s changed how I see the world and life. I don’t use the same tools to make decisions anymore.” McAlpine enrolled in the Business Administration Diploma program with support from donor-funded bursaries. She excelled in the program and at the encouragement of professors is now pursuing an honours degree in business. McAlpine is active during her studies, volunteering with Enactus, a student-led group that uses the tools of entrepreneurship to better communities. With fellow student Christie Reid, McAlpine recently volunteered at Queen’s Park Elementary in Penticton to create a fun way for kids to improve reading and writing skills.


The duo spent three days in the classroom, talking about transportation and new technology and giving the children an opportunity to write and illustrate stories about the future of transportation. The students’ work was then taken to a professional printer. “When we brought in the published works, the students’ eyes lit up. It was one of the most rewarding things I’ve ever been a part of, as a student or otherwise,” says McAlpine. McAlpine has received a number of awards from donors, which have been instrumental in allowing her to continue her studies.

If it wasn’t for donors, I wouldn’t have been able to make it through to the end of my diploma never mind to the end of a degree. ~ Carrie-Ann McAlpine McAlpine is planning on starting her own business after graduation, a concept she is incredibly passionate about. “Doing anything other than my heart’s desire is not going to cut it,” she says. “Now I think I can be really successful. I never thought I could be successful before.”

Carrie-Ann McAlpine.



Health care is evolving — we’re building for today and tomorrow Introducing Caring Starts Here: the Campaign for the Health Sciences Centre We all need care at different points in our lives. It isn’t until we or a loved one require support that we realize the vital role highly skilled health care workers play in our health care system. From pharmacy technicians and nurses to early childhood educators and human service workers, caring occupations are not only essential to our community’s well-being, they’re one of the fastest growing employment areas in B.C. Forecasts predict that health care and social assistance will have the greatest number of job openings in the province in the next 10 years. Where will these new caregivers come from? Will they have the skills and training they need to provide excellent care? How can we convince them to stay in the region?

Join us in being – and building – part of the solution. At Okanagan College we’ve been training Health Sciences professionals for more than five decades. With your help, we will build a technologically advanced and integrated learning centre to train and prepare the next generation of health care professionals. We’re also answering the call to ensure access to these in-demand occupations for the people who care by creating much-needed bursaries and scholarships. The Caring Starts Here campaign aims to raise $5 million for teaching facilities, equipment and student support. We thank you for being part of the solution.

Empowered by education As a single mother of two young children, Krystal Rose is proud to be graduating as a Practical Nurse from Okanagan College this December. “I wanted to show my kids that even as a single parent you can still go after your dreams no matter what obstacles are in your way,” says Rose.

– Krystal Rose with her daughters Macie and Jenica. 6

New Centre Open for Students: September 2020

490 sq m (5,290 sq ft) of modern classrooms 840 sq m (9,050 sq ft) of high-tech labs 270 sq m (2,900 sq ft) of student gathering space

Kelowna campus Rose is no stranger to challenges. While going to school full-time, she struggled with finding suitable child care in a new city where she didn’t have family support. Her education demanded much of her time, meaning working while going to school and raising her children was impossible. At one point, Rose was unsure if she could continue her education as she could no longer afford the costs.

priorities: her children and her studies. It paid off. Rose’s current GPA is nearly 90 per cent. “The financial aspect of going back to school was the biggest barrier I had to face as I had to pay for child care on top of my school supplies, tuition and living expenses. I am so grateful for the financial support I have received,” says Rose.

An award from a donor-funded bursary, along with several awards from Okanagan College, enabled Rose to focus on her most important okanagancollegefoundation.ca


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Advocates for education Former Director of Finance creates gift for future students A former Okanagan College employee and his wife are passing on the transformative power of education with a planned gift to future students.

“We’ve seen first-hand how single moms struggle to support their families,” says Lye, who adds her sister was a single mother.

Chi-Fui Chong is the former Director of Finance at Okanagan College, a role he held for six years before retiring in 2014. He and his wife Alexandra Lye have decided on a planned gift that will support an annual award for single mothers entering the health care sector.

I feel a real connection to the College, and they’re doing a great job of educating people and helping them create better lives. ~ Chi-Fui Chong

“I feel a real connection to the College, and they’re doing a great job of educating people and helping them create better lives,” says Chong. “We have always been very keen about volunteering and giving back to the community.”

The couple hope their donation can make the decision to go back to school easier, or lighten the load for students already in the programs.

For Chong, supporting education was a simple decision. He grew up as one of 10 children and his family was poor. His mother always said “the only way out is through education.”

Chong and Lye, who are now both retired, are busy giving back to the community in other ways. Lye was recognized with the Community Leader Award in Kelowna for her work in helping Chinese tourists who were injured in a bus crash navigate the Canadian health care system.

“In our family of 10, all of us are professionals — doctors, engineers, accountants, financial planners. We got ourselves educated and it changed our lives,” he says.

Chong volunteers with Project Literacy Kelowna as well as Kelowna Community Resources, helping new immigrants adjust to life in Kelowna.

For the couple, it was also important their contributions go toward single mothers.

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Scotiabank steps up support $100,000 gift will benefit students, local non-profits A renewed commitment from Scotiabank will help Okanagan College students and faculty continue their efforts to assist non-profit organizations. Scotiabank announced a $100,000 gift in March to the Centre for Non-Profit Excellence at the Okanagan College School of Business. Led by College professors Dr. Kyleen Myrah and Kerry Rempel, the Centre employs students to research and develop initiatives that benefit and provide support to non-profit organizations in the region.


“We believe the students at Okanagan College are our leaders of tomorrow, and an investment in them is the pathway to community prosperity,” says Zak Khokhar, District Vice President for Scotiabank. “This contribution will help create a better life for the people in the communities we serve and help students reach their infinite potential.” Scotiabank helped launch the Centre in 2014 with an initial gift of $100,000. The current donation will ensure the Centre can reach its nextphase goals.

In March, Scotiabank announced a $100,000 gift to the Centre for Non-Profit Excellence at the Okanagan College School of Business.

The Centre helps non-profit organizations improve capacity and achieve more sustainable operations by offering training to fill gaps. Since 2014, student researchers have worked with non-profits in the social services, sport and culture sectors to identify and address areas of greatest need. Their research identified opportunities to provide training for non-profit organizations. To date, more than 140 participants have attended workshops and panel discussions on topics including financial literacy, social entrepreneurship, project management and strategic plan implementation. Many more will be engaged through online learning that will be supported with the funding provided by Scotiabank. “The Centre is a point of pride for Okanagan College because it both creates real value for the non-profit sector and provides students with research experience working for a good cause,” explains Jim Hamilton, Okanagan College President. “Scotiabank’s welcome support is evidence that it realizes the impact this initiative has had and can continue to have in the future.”

Currently the Scotiabank Centre for Non-Profit Excellence is focusing on increasing training opportunities and adapting the information to make it more accessible to a broader range of organizations. “It’s an incredible opportunity to apply the skills I am learning in my courses to the projects I’m working on at the Centre,” says Carly Suddard, a fourth-year Bachelor of Business Administration student and one of four student researchers. Suddard’s area of focus with the Centre is impact reporting. She is updating the curriculum package and developing an online version to be shared with a wider audience. “Being a researcher has given me a whole new perspective on the needs of non-profits. They face a lot of challenges and training opportunities are not widely available or feasible for many of them,” she says.



Skyler Coulson and his fiance Christ 12

Upgrading the future Awards help student progress towards dream career At age 32, Skyler Coulson is eagerly anticipating his high school diploma after completing upgrading at Okanagan College. His physical diploma is still in the mail, but when it arrives he knows what to do — send it to his mother with a note saying “Sorry I didn’t do this sooner.” “I actually graduated. It took forever but I’m very glad I did it,” says Coulson. It wasn’t long ago that Coulson thought he would never return to school. Coulson is a member of Tr’ond�k Hw�ch’in First Nation and grew up in Fort St. John, where there was plenty of opportunity to find well-paid work in the oil field. As a teenager, Coulson wasn’t interested in school and his grades reflected this. At age 15, he decided to drop out, move out of his parent’s house and get a job. Coulson worked in the oil field for seven years before moving into construction. By age 30, he was starting to wonder if he could continue physical work for the long term. It was his fiancé, Christina Schultz, who encouraged him to return to school and pursue an education that would lead to a long-term career. Coulson was apprehensive at first; he’d been out of school for nearly 15 years and he would need to complete two full years of upgrading before he could start any of the programs.

Coulson credits the admissions officer at the Salmon Arm campus for being encouraging and making the enrolment process easy. In 2015, he and Schultz moved to Salmon Arm to start school. “The first semester was the hardest as I had to get into the rhythm of doing homework, studying and staying on top of things,” recalls Coulson. “When you’re actually doing the work assigned, and you want to get a high mark, it takes a lot of time. It wasn’t as easy as I thought it would be.” Coulson’s dedication enabled him to graduate with a 90 per cent average. For his efforts Coulson received an Academic Recognition Scholarship, the Tomas Idazan Memorial from the Shuswap Community Foundation and the Salmon Arm College Scholarship (AACP) from the Okanagan College Foundation.

I spent a lot of time studying so it’s nice to receive awards recognizing this and it takes a burden off me financially. ~ Skyler Coulson Coulson is excited about his next step. In September, he will be attending Okanagan College’s Kelowna campus to pursue his passion, entering the Mechanical Engineering program. “It feels really good to see my dream materializing,” he says.

tina Schultz. okanagancollegefoundation.ca


Fueling education New award to commemorate loved ones Losing her husband and son to a tragic plane crash three years ago led Michaela Chapman to contemplate how she could honour their memory. Today, an Okanagan College student is completing his education thanks to a memorial award that Chapman established.

“I was honoured to receive this award and am so deeply thankful for the Chapman family,” says Clingwall. “Being able to meet Mrs. Chapman and talk to her was very personal. It was a new level that I’ve never experienced before, we really connected.”

Pilot Brad Chapman and his eldest son, Florian, passed away in October 2015 when their Cessna 207 crashed on takeoff. In honour of her husband and son, Michaela established the Chapman Memorial Award which enables Okanagan College students in Vernon to reach their educational goals in the Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (AME-M) program.

Like Brad and Florian, Clingwall has a passion for and extensive history in aviation. From age two-and-a-half, he knew he wanted to become a pilot and since then has achieved both his private and glider pilot licences as well as float endorsements – all before age 17. Clingwall graduated from the AME-M program in February and recently completed his commercial pilot’s licence.

Okanagan College is virtually in our front yard and I thought it would be a good idea to support our region’s budding aviation professionals and help students carry forward in their education. ~ Michaela Chapman “Being married to a pilot and also knowing many pilots, I know how important it is for them to look after their airplanes and for the industry to have people with the know-how to take care of the machines,” she says. The award was given to Okanagan College’s Deverick Clingwall, an AME-M student based out of Vernon.


“My career goal is to be a commercial pilot, which is why I chose to enroll in the College’s AME-M diploma because like any vehicle or machine, if you’re going to be operating it, you should know what makes it tick,” says Clingwall. In April 2017, Clingwall represented the College and placed fourth in the Aircraft Maintenance Competition at Skills BC. He is active in the Royal Canadian Air Cadets, volunteers with the bi-annual Salmon Arm airshow and is involved in the Vernon and Salmon Arm flying clubs. “He’s one of the top students we’ve ever put through the AME-M diploma,” says Dale Martell, Chair of the program. “Deverick is extremely dedicated to aviation and well-deserving of this award.”

Deverick Clingwall and Michaela Chapman.



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Leadership We are grateful to all of our volunteers who are making a difference for students and our communities. We also wish to thank all those at Okanagan College, including President Jim Hamilton, the College’s Board of Governors and Chair Chris Derickson, former Chair Connie Denesiuk, our Treasurer Bob Eby, the College departments and the Advancement staff who bring creativity and dedication to their roles. 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 2017-18

Advancement Team

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

Anne Clarke (North Okanagan) Connie Denesiuk (South Okanagan) Susan Ewanick (South Okanagan) Raghwa Gopal (Central Okanagan) Keith Grayston (Central Okanagan) Mary Ellen Heidt (South Okanagan)

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 Holly Routley, Development Officer Katerina Hay, Alumni Relations & Annual Appeal Coordinator Richard McAdam, Donations Processor Camille Jensen, Campaign Communications & Marketing Specialist Michelle Hartridge, Division Assistant Samantha Blandon, Campaign Assistant

Directors Sharron Simpson, President, Okanagan College Foundation Jim Hamilton, President, Okanagan College Christopher Derickson, Chair, Okanagan College Board of Governors Alan Sanderson, Vice President, Finance (Central Okanagan) W. Tom Styffe, Vice President, Governance (South Okanagan) Surej Dhillon (Central Okanagan) Colin Edstrom (Central Okanagan) Gladys Fraser (North Okanagan) Rob Phare (North Okanagan) Kimberly White-Gilhooly (North Okanagan)


Directors joining in 2018 Paulo Araujo (South Okanagan) Sheri Hamilton (Shuswap – Revelstoke) Dr. Gerry Karr (South Okanagan) Christine Petkau (South Okanagan) Brea Retzlaff (Central Okanagan)

Treasurer Bob Eby, interim Vice President, Employee and Corporate Services, Okanagan College Roy Dakin, Vice President, Employee and Corporate Services, Okanagan College (to Dec. 2018)

Award recipients Cameron Starcheski, Abbey Jones and Nancy De Melo.

New funds for 2017-18 A warm welcome and thank you to our new donors, who have created 35 new funds, providing financial support to new facilities and arts, science, technologies, health, trades, viticulture and business students at Okanagan College.

8th Generation Vineyard Viticulture Technician Award AEMP Award Association of Women in Finance Award ASTTBC Emcon Services Bursary BC Hydro Trades Support Awards Bev Busson Award (Foundation Board Endowment Fund) Canadian Institute of Plumbing & Heating (CIPH) Awards Charles and Irene Armstrong Bursary Cliff and Lois Serwa Gymnasium Fund CPA-BC Okanagan Chapter Scholarships Derek Cook Memorial Award for Global Exchange Fund Health and Social Development Bursary Jack & Helen Serwa Mature Students Bursary

Lynda Wilson Award (Foundation Board Endowment Fund) Lynn Johnson Award in Athletics & Recreation (Athletics Excellence Fund) Lynn Johnson Bursary in Athletics & Recreation New Car Dealers’ Foundation of BC Awards for Business and Automotive Service Trades Norbert Heinzelmann Memorial Award OCSU Penticton Campus Student Parents’ Bursaries Okanagan College Annual Youth Exhibition Powwow Award Okanagan College Derek Cook Memorial Award for International Opportunities Okanagan College Global Education Fund for Domestic Students Okanagan College International Entrance Scholarships

Okanagan College Mature Students Bursaries Okanagan College Students’ Union Health Bursaries Paul Leinemann Construction Bursary Pushor Mitchell Staff Fund Scholarship Ret Tinning Award (Foundation Board Endowment Fund) Rotary Club of Peachland Trades Award Stewart Phare Memorial Award Touchstone Mango Award Vernon Lions Club Bursaries Walter and Emma Pollett Memorial Awards Yale County Bench and Bar Legal Assistant Bursary Youth Futures Education Fund



Scarlette, Dan and Isadora Sutherland

By the numbers

Fiscal Year April 1, 2017 – March 31, 2018



$1,007,728 $241,144 $1,292,672 $995,097

Student support Academic and educational programming Capital projects Other revenues

1,813 1,533 280

NUMBER OF GIFTS (includes annual and campaign donations) Individuals (430 Alumni) Organizations




SCHOLARSHIPS AND BURSARIES DISBURSED 630 student awards funded by donors

2,021 $1,137

FULL-TIME STUDENT LOANS Number of students who applied for loans


“I’m very grateful to be receiving this support.” 18

Dan Sutherland, Welder Foundation program

Financial Report Total revenues for the year surpassed $3.5 million, in part due to generous donations of $1,292,672 to our capital projects and the Foundation’s own returns from investments, with investment income of $510,130 and endowment donations of $589,940. Total net assets were $11,849,680 with an endowment of over $9.9 million. The Foundation made contributions to the College of $1,565,537 and disbursed $716,389 in student financial support this fiscal year.


Once again, the College supported the fundraising efforts by forgiving $299,569 of the loan to fund the capital campaign, thereby ensuring more funds going to projects. We are grateful to the College for this support as well as 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:

22,846 39,686

April 1, 2017 to March 31, 2018


221 320 1,813 $310,220*

* Gifts-in-kind not recorded in Foundation financial statements. 510,130


2017-18 Revenues - $3.53 million

299,569 241,144 572,310


Capital Campaign Annual Awards Endowment Awards Endowment Capital Program Support Forgiveness of Loan Payable

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

17,630 41,822




2017-18 Expenditures - $2.61 million





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, 2017 and March 31, 2018. We would like to extend our sincere gratitude to everyone who contributed. Individuals


Anonymous (5) Charles and Irene Armstrong Shaaron Bamford Dr. Heather Banham Tom Beardsley and Donna Lomas Trevor Beatty Tanya Behardien and Amy Woodruffe Edward Benoit Barbara Bowmar and Verne Smythe Gail Braem *Dr. Jayne Brooks Beverley Busson Kathy Butler Claudia Cable Dee Capozzi Alan Carter Barry Carter Eugene Casavant Barbara Christian Danielle and Sarah Chritchley Dr. Gerry Chu Inc. *Paulyn Chua Ted and Anne Chudyk Michael Conlin Jennifer Cook Allan Coyle Allan and Diane Dalsvaag Roy Daykin Bernice De Mara Andrea Deakin *Steven DeBoer Dr. Gayla and John DeHart Ross Dickie Mark Dixon Mark Dwor Kim East *Randall and Evelyn Enns *Kristy Folk George Galbraith Clayton Gall *Shayne Gaythorpe Dino Gini *Elsa Gladwin Keith Grayston Robert Groves *John Haller Jim and Liz Hamilton Richard and Sandra Hand *Katerina Hay Patricia Heinzelmann Jim and Sandra Henderson *Erika Henfling Trudy Hodge Michael Hoffman Barbara Hoffman Richard Hunter Dr. Thomas and Kathleen Jasper Leo and Norma Jegen *Shelley Johnson Alan Kennedy Anne Kirkpatrick Dina Kotler Charlotte Kushner *Dale and Lisa Lamb Sterling Land and Megan Mills *Donna Lester-Smith

Tony and Franca Lunelli *Jamie Maloway Allan and Evelyn Markin *Allison Markin Dr. Jeffrey Marliave *Richard McAdam *Devon McCubbin Darlene Merkley *Colleen Mulvihill Roland Olijnyk Jim Oostenbrink Debra Peterson Rob Phare Art Pike Estate of Emma and Walter Pollett Annie Powter Patrick Priestner *Brenda Ridgeley-Ketchell *Nicole Ripley Micheal Rizzo Estate of Gerald Allison Roach *Andrew Robinson Laurel Robinson and Mike Banner The Rose Family Devin Rubadeau Priscilla Russell Dieter Sander *Alan Sanderson Holly Sauve William and Mary Schooff Gerry Scott John Scott Louise Seaton Cliff and Lois Serwa Lee Seymour David and Janet Shaw The Sharron Simpson Family Bernard Smit David Snyder Lynn Sparling Doug Sperling Bob Tait Rick and Yasmin Thorpe Laura Thurnheer *Lexlaur Properties / Allen Tozer and Linda Laird Forever Young / Terry and Steven Tuck Kendra Valois Deborah Warren Steven Watson Mike Whitehouse Nadine Ann Whitelaw Neil and Jill Woolliams Joan Woolsey *Amanda Wright *Brett Wyatt

Organizations Anonymous (1) 50th Parallel Estate Limited Partnership AcuTruss Industries (1996) Ltd. Aerospace Industries Association of Canada Andrew Peller Limited Andrew Sheret Limited Anthony’s Subaru Argus Properties Ltd. Association of Women in Finance ASTTBC Foundation

Bannister Automotive Group BC Council of Garden Clubs BC Fruit Growers’ Association BC Hydro BC Hydro (Head Office) BC Lung Association BC Restaurant & Food Services Association BD Hall Constructors Corp. BDO Canada LLP Bellamy Homes Inc. Bevco Investments Ltd. Black Press Group Ltd. BMO Financial Group Boyd Autobody & Glass Brandt Tractor Ltd. British Columbia Seniors Living Association Canadian Aqualine Sales Canadian Federation of University Women Kelowna Canadian Federation of University Women Vernon Canadian Geological Foundation Canadian Home Builders’ Association Central Okanagan Canadian Home Builders’ Association South Okanagan Canadian Institute of Plumbing & Heating Canadian RV Association Carson Air Ltd. (Kelowna) Central Okanagan Foundation Chemo RV Sales and Service LTD. CIBC Children’s Foundation CLAC Cloverdale Paint Inc. Coldstream Women’s Institute Community Foundation of the North Okanagan Community Foundation of the South Okanagan / Similkameen Community Futures Okanagan Similkameen Cookson Motors Ltd. Corpus Christi Catholic Women’s League (CWL) Costco Wholesale Canada Ltd. CPA Education Foundation of BC Credit Union Foundation of BC Crowe Mackay LLP CYMA Management Ltd. D.K.L. Financial Services Inc. Dehart Education & Poverty Relief Foundation Diamond Jubilee Chapter IODE Donald’s Machine Works Ltd. Emil Anderson Construction (EAC) Inc. Enterprise RV Falcon Engineering Fender’s Automotive Center FH&P Lawyers LLP First West Credit Union Flair Airlines Ltd. Foothills Medical Centre FortisBC Fraserway RV LP Garagiste North Wine Festival Geddes Construction Ltd. GFS Canada Gloria Di Dio Foundation Gord Turner Renovations Ltd. Gordon and Jean Steele Family Foundation Gorman Bros. Lumber Ltd.

Grant Thornton LLP Chartered Professional Accountants Grant Thornton LLP Penticton Greyback Construction Ltd. Harris Rebar Horizon Electric Inc. Inland Kenworth (A Partnership) Interior Roofing (2011) Ltd. Jennic Paving Ltd. John Bachelder Construction Ltd. Kal Tire Kalamalka Fly Fishers Club Kalamalka Rotary Club of Vernon Kal-West Mechanical Systems Inc. Kamloops Exploration Group Keith Dahlen Construction Ltd. Keldon Electric & Data Ltd Kelowna & District Dental Society Kelowna Art Gallery Kelowna Bar Association Kelowna Corvette Club Kelowna Executive Roundtable Kelowna Ford Lincoln Sales Ltd. Kelowna Garden Club Kelowna Hotel Motel Association Kelowna Hyundai Kelowna Jaycees Kelowna Kia Kelowna Lite Kast Kelowna Ready Mix Inc. Kelowna Toyota Ltd. Kelowna Transmission Ltd. Kenroc Building Materials Ltd. Kilo-Womp Electric Kingsway Foundation Kinsmen Club of West Kelowna Kiwanis Club of Penticton KPMG Foundation KPMG LLP - Vernon KPMG, MSLP - Kelowna Ladies Auxiliary to Branch #40 Royal Canadian Legion Legacy Garage Doors Ltd. Locke Property Management Ltd. MacKay & Partners Charitable Foundation McGregor & Thompson Hardware Ltd. Meiklejohn Architects Merrifield Family Foundation Midvalley Sheetmetal Ltd. Moen Inc. National Bank Financial Wealth Management New Car Dealers’ Foundation of BC Nixon Wenger Lawyers LLP Northside Industries Inc. Nutech Safety Ltd.

O’Connor RV OK Builders Supplies Ltd. Okanagan British Car Club Okanagan Chefs’ Association Okanagan Chrysler Jeep Dodge Okanagan Classic Thunderbird Club Okanagan College Okanagan College Association of Administrators Okanagan College Faculty Association Okanagan College Students’ Union Okanagan Fest-of-Ale Society Okanagan Fire Protection Services Ltd. Okanagan Kids Care Fund Society Okanagan Lockmaster Ltd. Okanagan Mustang Association Okanagan Wine Festivals Society Orchard Ford Sales Ltd. Outland Design Landscape Architecture P.E.O. Chapter BA Pattison Outdoor Advertising Paul Leinemann Construction Ltd. PCL Constructors Westcoast Inc. Penticton and Wine Country Chamber of Commerce Penticton Fabricating (0870622 BC LTD) Penticton Lions Club Penticton Skaha Community Projects Society PepsiCo Beverages Canada Plain Language Media, LLP PrairieCoast Equipment Praxair Canada Inc. Prime Habitat Builders Princess Auto Foundation Private Giving Foundation Pushor Mitchell LLP R.E. Postill & Sons Ltd. Radec Group Inc. Rambow Mechanical Ltd. Raymond James Canada Foundation 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. Rick Mussellam Holdings Ltd. Ritchie Contracting & Design Roof Centre Rotary Club of Kelowna - Downtown Rotary Club of Kelowna - Ogopogo Rotary Club of Kelowna Foundation Rotary Club of Peachland Rotary Club of Penticton Sunrise Rotary Club of Vernon Rotary Club of Vernon Silver Star

Rykon Construction Management Ltd. Scotiabank Sentes Automotive Group Shepherd’s Hardware Limited Shuswap Community Foundation Southern Interior Construction Association Southern Interior Development Corporation Southern Interior Development Initiative Trust Starline Windows Ltd. Stutters Disaster Kleenup Canada Summerland & District Credit Union Summerland Penny Lane Sun Life Financial Sun-Rype Products Ltd. T Scott SignCraft TD Bank Financial Group TEAM Construction Management Ltd. TELUS TELUS Foundation TELUS Thompson Okanagan Community Board The Foundation Office.ca Thompson Okanagan Dental Society (TODS) Tire Stewardship BC (TSBC) Tomtar Roofing & Sheet Metal Ltd. Touchstone Law Group LLP TRUE Consulting (Kelowna) Ltd. Tumbleweed Gallery Urban Development Institute - Kelowna Chapter Vancity Community Foundation Vancouver Foundation Vernon Dental Association Vernon Lions Club Vernon Morning Star Vernon Valley Lodge #18 Independent Order of Odd Fellows Viega LLC Voyager RV Centre Ltd. Water Supply Association of BC Wesbild Holdings Ltd. Wesco Distribution Canada LP West Kelowna Plumbing & Heating Ltd. White & Peters Ltd Whitworth Holdings Ltd. Wilden Windsor Plywood (Penticton) Work N Play and Diana’s Monogramming 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

26th Annual Okanagan College Foundation / Western Financial Group Charity Golf Tournament – 2017 Sponsors Our 26th annual Charity Golf Tournament was held on Thursday, May 24 2017, raising a record of more than $62,000 for students. Over 160 golfers and volunteers enjoyed a wonderful day at Okanagan Golf Club while raising funds that provide vital financial assistance to Okanagan College students throughout the year. Thank you to all of our golfers, sponsors, and volunteers: A. Dalsvaag & Son Enterprises Ltd. Apple Valley Promotions Capital News City Furniture Coast Capital Insurance Services Ltd. Family Insurance Solutions Inc. Geddes Construction Ltd. GFS Canada Gore Mutual Insurance Company Grant Thornton LLP Chartered Professional Accountants Harris & Company LLP ICBC Intact Insurance

Kelowna BMW MQN Architects & Interior Design Northbridge Insurance Okanagan College Continuing Studies & Corporate Development Okanagan College Coyotes Okanagan College Culinary Arts Okanagan School Of Business PCL Constructors Westcoast Inc. Peace Hills Insurance Company Pepsi Bottling Group Phillips, Hager & North Prosign Pushor Mitchell LLP

Quail’s Gate Winery RBC Royal Bank, Business Banking Centre RSA Group Scotiabank Siemens Canada Limited Staples Advantage Canada Stutters DKI TD Commercial Bank Tugo Turner VW Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company Westbank First Nation Western Financial Group




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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 Photography credits: Steve Austin and Hope Linzee Charitable registration tax number - 862488194 RR0001

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Okanagan College Foundation Annual Report on Giving 2017-18  

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 2017-18  

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