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MissionThe mission of The Glenboro Area Foundation Inc. is to work together to build a permanent endowment fund, using the earnings to enrich the quality of life in our area.
DescriptionA way to say “Thank You” for the past, and a means of sharing in the future of Glenboro and the surrounding area.
- Ron Jefferies – Chairman
- Cindy Pringle – Vice Chairman
- Lorna Hamilton – Secretary
- Lorelie Mitchell – Treasurer
- Kevin Newton
- Myrtle Nichols
- Trina Wytinck
- Allen Diehl
- Trevor Drinkwater
- Fred Jewsbury
|The Glenboro Smart & Caring Community Managed Fund||Directed to the community for recreation, arts, education, religious groups, sports and other community activities.|
|The Glenboro Health Care Fund||Directed for the local hospital, the Personal Care Home, emergency services, equipment, health care education, including mature students|
|John and Vesta Scott Memorial Fund||Dedicated to The Glenboro United Church|
|Stewart and Eva Hamilton Memorial Fund||Dedicated to The Glenboro United Church|
|Glenboro Community Education Fund||Provides scholarships for high school graduates leaving the area to attend college or university|
|Skapti Arason Pioneer Spirit Award||Provides scholarships for high school graduates leaving the area to attend college or university|
|R.M. of South Cypress Health Care Education Fund||Provides scholarships for high school graduates leaving the area to attend college or university for studies in the health care field|
|Devos Family Scholarship Fund||Provides scholarships for high school graduates at Prairie Mountain High School, Somerset, leaving the area to attend university|
|Hilhorst Family Scholarship Fund||Provides scholarships for high school graduates leaving the area to attend college or university for studies in agriculture or another equivalent program|
|Sena Gunnlaugson Memorial Scholarship Fund||Provides scholarships for high school graduates from Baldur leaving the area to attend college or university|
|The Queen Scholarship||Scholarship for Glenboro School graduates planning a career in the trades. The students must be leaving the area to study.|
|Roy & Lorna Wallis Family Agricultural Scholarship||Scholarship for Glenboro School graduates planning a career in agriculture. The students must be leaving the area to study.|
|The George and Verna Notman Memorial Fund||To assist community groups and projects in a way similar to our existing Community Fund.|
|John Harvard Smart & Caring Community Fund||To assist community groups and projects in a way similar to our existing Community Fund.|
|The Glenboro Cemetery Perpetual Care Fund||To assist in the beautification of The Glenboro Cemetery.|
|Youth Sport and Recreation Fund||Provides support to area youth (ages 6 to 19) for community based or initiated sport and recreation.|
|Youth in Philanthropy Fund||A project that provides Glenboro School students the opportunity to learn about philanthropy.|
|Raystone Memorial Centre Operating Fund||To assist in the upkeep of the Raystone seniors’ centre.|
|Glenboro Area Foundation Operating Fund||To assist in the day-to-day operations of our Foundation.|
|Glenboro Recreational Facility Operating Fund||Provides support for the operation and maintenance of The Glenboro Arena.|
Recent GrantsClick the + to see the grant recipients.
2022 Grant Awards from 2021 Investment Income
Total Grants Distributed from 2021 Investment Income: $85,101
|Glenboro Ag Society||Campsite firepits||$1,000|
|Glenboro Community Develop.||Hydro pole signs||$5,000|
|Glenboro Curling Club||Paint / junior curling equip. & program||$4,100|
|Glenboro Golf & Country Club||Kitchen upgrades / junior golf||$5,000|
|Glenboro Health Auxiliary||Supplement Health Care Fund||$2,121|
|Glenboro Minor Hockey||Camera system upgrade||$3,500|
|Glenboro Rink||Washroom upgrades||$8,500|
|Glenboro School||Student of the Year / gym bleachers||$4,000|
|Glenboro S Cypress Fire Dept.||Coveralls||$5,400|
|Glenboro S Cypress Library||Office restoration||$3,000|
|Glenboro Town Square||Flowers/fertilizer/hoses||$350|
|Glenboro United Church||CE Building ceiling repairs||$1,500|
|Health Care Scholarships||Cheyenne Ryland Rebeca Miller||$1,600 $1,600|
|Royal Canadian Legion||Kitchen Cabinets||$3,500|
|Senior Independent Services||Walkers/walking poles/guest speakers||$1,200|
|Burrough of the Gleann Museum||$2,582|
|Health Care||Furniture/recreation/student help||$7,879|
|Glenboro United Church||John & Vesta Scott Memorial||$499|
|Stewart & Eva Hamilton Memorial||$1,835|
|Raystone Centre Operating||$2,614|
|Recreation Facility Operating||$1,525|
|Youth Sport and Recreation||Junior golf||$725|
|Youth in Philanthropy||Theatre / Cat Rescue / Build-a-Barn / Rink||$480|
|Skapti Arason Pioneer Spirit||Jenna Dubyts||$603|
|Devos Family Scholarship||Nadia VanDeVelde||$1,727|
|Community Education Scholarship||Jenna Dubyts & Lindsay Wytinck||$3,185 each|
|Sena Gunnlaugson Memorial||Madisen Everett||$1,620|
|Hilhorst Family Scholarship||Rachel Dowd||$520|
|The Queen Scholarship||Willem VanSchie||$685|
|RM South Cypress Health Care||Mikaela Sattler||$1,963|
|Bev Turnbull Scholarship||Mikaela Sattler||$100|
|Roy & Lorna Wallis Family Scholarship||Lindsay Wytinck||$818|
The Foundation’s first in-person board meeting of 2021 was indeed memorable. We faced each other wearing masks to guard against the continuing threat of covid; we also faced an empty chair. Agnes was not with us.
Agnes Witherspoon joined the Board of the Glenboro Area Foundation in December 1998. She remained part of the Foundation’s backbone until her sudden passing in July 2021.
To say that Agnes’ passing left a void in the Foundation is an understatement. If the Foundation needed to touch base with the community – Agnes offered. Clarification of Foundation or community history – Agnes knew it. An article – Agnes wrote it. Advice – Agnes gave it.
To many in the province Agnes’ name is synonymous with the Glenboro Area Foundation. She was passionate about its purpose and committed to its continued thriving. Many came to know that an encounter with Agnes would involve a lively discussion about the Foundation’s merits and end up with being handed a copy of the latest Annual Report (copies of which she kept on hand “just in case”!)
Cheers of Gratitude and Godspeed to Agnes! She will be missed.