ENDOWMENT & SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS
Legacy and Endowment
The Craft Council of BC’s Endowment Fund was established
to build endowment funds to support the long-term
operations of the CCBC. Council staff and the Board of
are committed to ensuring that the intent and value of donor
contributions are preserved in perpetuity. The Vancouver Foundation
manages the assets. With the down sizing of government funding and our
goal to be self-sustaining, the Endowment Fund needs to grow and we
welcome adding your contributions to this endowment or creating a new
named endowment to benefit the CCBC and our work.
and Planned Giving
A gift through your estate to the Craft Council of BC helps
ensure that future generations will appreciate craft
which is all around us, giving pleasure as well as serving a function
for thousands of years. Craft is much more than projects made of
popsicle sticks or leftover yarn; it represents our diverse culture and
is truly Canadian. An estate gift provides the donor with tax benefits
while ensuring the long-term health of the Association and making a
place for craft in the arts.
of estate gifts,
endowments and planned giving will be appropriately acknowledged. We
thank our donors by listing their names in our newsletter and in
perpetuity on our Donor Recognition Wall on our building. We welcome
the opportunity to work with a donor to develop appropriate recognition
specific to the particular gift. All information pertaining to donors
and donations received is considered absolutely confidential.
about Legacy/Endowment/Scholarship Award opportunities, contact the
Executive Director at 604.687.6511 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Craft Council of BC’s Scholarship Awards recognize and
support professional craft practice by granting awards
to deserving recipients once every other year. Currently
there are three Awards available:
This scholarship is awarded to a practicing and/or emerging
craftsperson to attend a recognized school or course to upgrade
technical or design skills, or to seek a stimulus for greater
creativity and inspiration. As the cost of craft-related
(tuition, materials, travel, accommodation, etc.) can be high, there is
an ongoing need for financial assistance to craftspeople to help defray
these costs. The principle of the Grace Cameron Rogers Fund is held in
trust by the CCBC, and the interest generated each
year is awarded.
The current winner is Pilar
Agueci, a jeweler doing a residency at Glasgow, UK.
for application form, eligibility and deadline.
Established by the Craft Council of BC in honour of Hilde Gerson, who
was a long time employee of CCBC, textile artist and an enthusiastic
craft supporter, this new prize will be awarded biannually to a
craftsperson who has demonstrated excellence, innovation and leadership
in the BC craft community.
1998, the family of
Hilde Gerson initiated a fund in her memory. In 2000, the Board of
Directors chose to dedicate further monies to the fund, and establish
an award. Hilde was a CCBC Board member, and for 16 years was the
CCBC's bookkeeper. A tapestry artist, Hilde wove the seat covers for
the office's Francis Lemieux chairs, adding to the CCBC's permanent
recipient of this award
will receive $1,000. In addition, the CCBC is working to secure a venue
for an exhibit of the recipient's work in the year following the
receipt of the award.
current winner is Lou
Lynn and her exhibition took place at the Evergreen Cultural Centre in
here for application form, eligibility and deadline.
addition we have an
annual Student Awards program
in cooperation with BC post secondary
institutions with craft and design programs and a newly
with the Filberg Festival Heritage Society.
would welcome the
opportunity to create a named award with you and mange its disbursement.
about Legacy, Endowment & Scholarship Award opportunities,
contact the Executive Director at 604.687.6511 or email email@example.com.