History

In 1974, Adam Crossley left $15,604.26 of his estate to serve the people
of Minnedosa and district. With Crossley’s estate and a $100.00 donation
in memory of Maxine Stewart, the Foundation was an
established local charity.

The Minnedosa Town Council appointed James Chipperfield, Ed Taylor,
and Hazel Vellam to the first serving board of the Foundation.

Shortly after the Foundation’s inception in 1975, it created the first
“In Memoriam” donation envelope, a version of which is still
available today to make donations in loved one’s names. Local groups
and people started taking interest in the money the Foundation
was collecting, and that is how the Foundation began giving,
what are now, annual grants.

In the next 30 years, as donations came in slowly, the Foundation tried
to inform the people of Minnedosa and area of its role,
while continuing to give annual grants to local projects and
organizations to better the community.

In 2008, the Foundation sponsored the Minnedosa Homecoming Opening Ceremonies, and began a luncheon to recognize grant recipients each year. It also created annual/semi-annual newsletters, which are still published to date.

Since initial donations in memory of Maxine Stewart and Adam Crossley, the Foundation has relied on the citizens of Minnedosa and area to grow its funds. Historically citizens have made memorial donations, estate donations, and straight tax deductible donations to increase the Foundation’s assets. Today, the Foundation has a wide variety of
donation options you can explore here.

Estate Donations:

Adam Crossley$15,604.26
William Burgess$1,000.00
Art Wilson$5,000.00
Jack Wareham$26,846.00
Dora Marsh$21,956.00
Raymond Girling$122,619.00
Leonard Averill$65,673.00
Verna Averill$1,061,846
Isabel M Stewart$10,000.00

Community Donations of $500 & Over:

Audrah Caughell$1,000.00
Ladies Orange BenevolentAssoc.$600.00
Red River Valley Insurance$5,000.00
Betty Steffens$1,050.00
Credit Union Luncheon$1,125.00
RBC Foundation$3,000.00
Al Lester$1,000.00
Pulse Inc.$2,500.00
Stuart Averill$2,000.00
Donna Alexander$500.00
Minnedosa Tribune$2,217.80
Susan Proven$1,000.00
Dr. Ajai S. Khandelwal$145,600.00
Jack Gibbons$1,500.00
Minnedosa & District Christmas Dinner$2,890.00
David Tesarowski$750.00
Bette Paterson$1,000.00
Minnedosa Chamber of Commerce (for Burgess Family)$2,000.00
Neil Cameron$1,000.00
Minnedosa & District Museum & Heritage Village$2,000.00
Minnedosa Heritage Co-op$500.00
Dr. Sanjay Khandelwal$5,000.00
Mrs. Marjorie McLean$5,000.00
Susan L. Chipperfield & Lawrence Campbell$1,500.00
Minnedosa Volunteer Fire Fighters (Bill McVey Memory)$1,000.00
Catherine Wark$1,000.00
Boyd Walker Grant$10,000.00
Jean Burton$1,800.00
Doug & Maxine Laws$1,600.00
Gary & Jean Garbolinsky$1,075.00
Gary & Corinne Topham$575.00
Albert & Edith Parsons$700.00
Dave Walker$650.00
Ken & Karen Parenteau$750.00
Bruce & Lori McNabb$1,325.00

In Memory over $100

Maxine Stewart$100.00
Albert Vellum$127.00
J.W. Menzie$100.00
Brock Stahan$125.00
Rick Everett$2,029.00
Dag Ferguson$290.00
Mel & Ivy Mummery$235.00
Craig Stewart$1,395.00
Jean Wark$100.00
Jim & Eunice Horn$740.00
Kirk Woodcock$1,410.00
Ernie Briese$120.00
Joseph Marcino$100.00
Gerald Erickson$120.00
Larry Bayliss$125.00
Barb Cook$150.00
Leonard Wark$295.00
Carol McCausland$150.00
Ellen Everett$200.00
Charlie & Joan Kingdon$175.00
Keith Robertson$220.00
Helen Alexander$100.00
Jim Stevenson$105.00
Lois Neabel$365.00
Shirley Delmage$630.00
Patrick Woodcock$500.00
Kenneth Harris$270.00
L. W. Amy$100.00
Bill McVey$1,225.00
Bob Robbins$140.00
Margaret Kingdon$300.00

In Memory Under $100

Elizabeth St. JohnCharlie Delmage
K. StewartRon & Don Toovey
Milt CampbellArla Gowing
Joyce BardsleyMurray Rutledge
Mrs. Joselyn Sr.Claire Reynolds
Murray McTavishMurray Shearer
Mabel CarterIrene Orr
Mr. & Mrs. Jack BurgessC. Cook
N. CameronLeone Josland
Flora GuginAnnie Brako
Tom BertramGordon Boyd
Hazel GrantIrene Chipperfield
Joyce StevensonMary Evans
Cliff SneddonMrs. Erlendson
H. EvansOgden Swinson
Florence BurgessEde Cummins
W. EverittHelgi Nordal
W. KembleIrene Evans
Les OrrW. Burgess
Allen BowmanDorothy Wishart
Margaret McLarenDoris Davies
Sam DillaboughErnie Scammel
Pete EwasiukWm Hoffman
Florence WilmotJohn Johnson
Edgar InstanceEllen McLennan
Marj HopkinsNorrie Rutherford
Dick McDonaldR.D. Stewart
Connie AlexanderBert Delmage
Judy WalkerBruno Neufeld
Alex McKayHilda Goodwin
Trish McCallumLois Hudon
Doreen LocheadWayne Currah
Ruth DelmagePhyllis Tolton
Ralph DaggDale McFadden
George TomlinsonAlexander Jackson
Earl Thompson

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