The Rotary Club of Chilliwack Fraser is once again showing its support for local post-secondary education.
The club donated $12,500 to the University of the Fraser Valley to establish an endowment that will fund a perpetual scholarship for a full-time student within the agriculture program.
"The commitment by the Rotary Club of Chilliwack Fraser to build an endowment highlights a legacy of giving that will impact student lives now and for future generations," said UFV Dean of Trades and Technology John English.
Supporting education is part of the club's mandate to support Chilliwack in meaningful ways.
"Our support of the University of the Fraser Valley will help build a local foundation of understanding, goodwill and peace," said Rotary Club of Chilliwack president Bruce Hanks."
The Rotary Club of Chilliwack Fraser has been a very generous supporter of UFV for many years, said Madeleine Hardin, executive director of advancement and alumni relations for UFV. "From funding three operatories at the new UFV Chilliwack campus at Canada Education Park to now establishing an endowment for a student award, the Rotary Club of Chilliwack Fraser has been and remains an integral partner of UFV," Hardin said.
"Additional funds from the Rotary Club of Chilliwack Fraser help UFV in our mission to provide the best undergraduate education in Canada, transforming student lives and our communities."
? To find out how you can support UFV students, visit www.ufv. ca/giving.