About Us

The Community Foundation of Lethbridge and Southwestern Alberta is a registered charity and the ninth-oldest of Canada’s 191 community foundations. We manage charitable gifts from generous donors in permanent, income-earning endowment funds, and distribute the interest earned to the registered charities our donors wish to support.

Who We Are

ABOVE: The founding members of what would become the Community Foundation of Lethbridge and Southwestern Alberta at their inaugural meeting in August, 1964. Back row: Lethbridge Mayor Frank Sherring; Ralph C. Tennant; Charles J.F. Beny; William Fairbairn; Sven Ericksen; Reed C. Ellison. Front row: James K. Ringland; Violet Broder; Ralph A. Thrall, Sr.; Judge Louis Sherman Turcotte.

It’s right there in our name: community. Thanks to a group of community-minded individuals, the Community Foundation of Lethbridge and Southwestern Alberta has been supporting the community for over five decades. Since 1966, we have built our endowment funds to more than $25 million, with the intent to support our community forever. Our grants come from these funds and support the charities that are working hard to make our community a great place to live. How do we do this? We help donors connect with causes that are close to their heart. Thanks to their generosity, we have funded over $9 million in grants throughout our region.

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The Community Foundation is a registered Canadian charity and the ninth-oldest of Canada’s 191 community foundations. We manage charitable gifts from donors, whose generosity allows us to create permanent, income-earning endowment funds. The interest from these funds is distributed to the charities our donors wish to support.

In doing so, the Community Foundation helps charitable organizations succeed in building the community of Southwestern Alberta. By supporting the Community Foundation, your gift supports the community.

Our Vision: Communities flourish through generosity.

Our Mission: The Community Foundation of Lethbridge and Southwestern Alberta provides an effective, flexible method for caring and generous individuals of all means to connect to worthy causes in Southwestern Alberta.

Board Members

Geri Hecker

Geri Hecker

President

Lethbridge

Randall Baker

Randall Baker

Vice-President

Pincher Creek

Deborah Wescott

Deborah Wescott

Second Vice-President

Lethbridge

Steve Miles

Steve Miles

Treasurer

Lethbridge

Darren Adamson

Darren Adamson

Lethbridge

Bruce Anderson

Bruce Anderson

Lethbridge

Bjorn Berg

Bjorn Berg

Pincher Creek

Barb Godkin

Barb Godkin

Milo

Ronda Reach

Ronda Reach

Fort Macleod

Renee Richards

Renee Richards

Lethbridge

Kevin Ronan

Kevin Ronan

Lethbridge

Bob Short

Bob Short

Lethbridge

Laurel Van Vaerenbergh

Laurel Van Vaerenbergh

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Staff Members

Charleen Davidson

Charleen Davidson

Executive Director

cdavidson@cflsa.ca

Caitlin Gajdostik

Caitlin Gajdostik

Grants Coordinator

office@cflsa.ca

Rob Dowell

Rob Dowell

Research and Community Knowledge Coordinator

research@cflsa.ca

Financials

Audited Financial Statements

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