The Rotary Club of Chilliwack Fraser is once again showing its support for local post-secondary education.
The club has donated $12,500 to the University of the Fraser Valley to establish an endowment that will fund a perpetual scholarship for a full-time student within the agriculture program.
"The commitment by the Rotary Club of Chilliwack Fraser to build an endowment highlights a legacy of giving that will impact student lives now and for future generations," said UFV Dean of Trades and Technology John English.
Supporting education is part of the club's mandate to support Chilliwack in meaningful ways.
"The Rotary Club of Chilliwack Fraser with Rotary International strives to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty. Our support of the University of the Fraser Valley will help build a local foundation of understanding, goodwill, and peace," said Rotary Club of Chilliwack Fraser president Bruce Hanks.
"The Rotary Club of Chilliwack Fraser has been a very generous supporter of UFV for many years," said Madeleine Hardin, Executive Director of Advancement and Alumni Relations for UFV. " From funding three operatories at the new UFV Chilliwack campus at Canada Education Park to now establishing an endowment for a student award, the Rotary Club of Chilliwack Fraser has been and remains an integral partner of UFV."
The Rotary's commitment to philanthropy is rooted in the causes they support: education, health, and peace
"Giving helps our students in profound ways," says Hardin. "Additional funds from the Rotary Club of Chilliwack Fraser help UFV in our mission to provide the best undergraduate education in Canada, transforming student lives and our communities. An investment in UFV is an investment in our community and our future-the youth of our communities."
? To find out how you can support UFV students and UFV initiatives in Chilliwack, visit www. ufv.ca/giving.