Chairman’s Report 2018
The saying “Charity beings at home” has multiple meanings. It can convey the idea that one should look after one’ s own family and community and then be kind and generous to those beyond. It can also mean that kids learn charity in the home. Both interpretations, and others, resonate strongly with me and with the dedicated Board of Directors of the Delta Foundation .
We recognize that even in very fortunate communities such as Delta, there are many needs that require and deserve support. And so I’ m pleased to report that we continued our work in 2018 to identify such needs and through our community partners, and with the financial support of our donors, worked to provide for the often overlooked needs of our community.
One initiative that our working volunteer board of directors undertook in 2018 was to elevate the profile, and broaden the reach of the Delta Foundation. Through the use of social media and conventional media publications, we were able to successfully display the impact of the many charitable grants had on the community. We will work to build on this initiative in the coming year.
We were pleased to join our community partners and founding body, the Rotary Club of Ladner, in the opening of a remarkable new splash park in Ladner this past July. The Delta Foundation was an early supporter of this impressive project, and we see decades of summertime enjoyment for Delta families to follow. Continuing with the support of children and families, we provided support to two of the Boys & Girls Clubs in Delta to further their active living program for school aged children.
In wanting to assist those struggling with addiction , and those along their journey in recovery , the Delta Foundation provided support to the Little House Society and to Dan’s Legacy – organizations determined to help those with substance abuse issues , and the education and counseling required along the way. We were able to provide funding to the Delta Fire Department, Delta Police Department, and bursary’ s to multiple graduating students this Spring.
As we move into 2019 I am pleased to introduce Peter Roaf as the new Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Delta Foundation. The Foundation is very fortunate to have such a leader. Thank you to our generous Donors, without whom we wouldn’ t be able to steward their support into the community.
Noel Philippot, Chairman