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Vancouver Foundation wins gold for publications

Vancouver Foundation has been honoured with two top awards from the Council of Foundations in the United States

Vancouver Foundation has been honoured with two top awards from the Council of Foundations in the United States.

Every year, COF holds the Wilmer Shields Rich Awards, which recognize excellence in communications. Established in 1984, the awards showcase the ways foundations and corporate giving programs use communication strategies and techniques to advance their goals. Public, private and community foundations from all over North America compete for these awards.

Vancouver Foundation was given the top award (Gold) in the following categories for community foundations with assets over $250 million:
   
          Gold - Magazine/Periodicals category for Vancouver Foundation Magazine

          Gold – Special Reports category for Youth Vital Signs report.

For 2009, 166 entries were submitted to the awards program, and included annual or biennial reports, electronic publications, magazines/periodicals, special reports, public information campaigns and websites.

The 2009 awards will be officially presented at the Council of Foundations annual conference April 25-27, 2010 in Denver, Colorado.

With more than 1,200 funds, and assets of $720 million, Vancouver Foundation is Canada’s largest community foundation. Since it was founded in 1943, Vancouver Foundation, in partnership with its donors, has distributed more than $785 million to BC charities.

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