Museum association receives LeRoi funds

The LeRoi Community Foundation based in Trail announced on Jan. 25 that it has completed its fall granting cycle with donations of $12,100 to various charitable organizations throughout Greater Trail.

  • Feb. 3, 2011 6:00 a.m.

The LeRoi Community Foundation based in Trail announced on Jan. 25 that it has completed its fall granting cycle with donations of $12,100 to various charitable organizations throughout Greater Trail.

The Rossland Historical Museum and Archives Association is one of the successful applicants, receiving $1,500 to support a winter staff position to do archival work.

“We’re very grateful to receive the grant, it’s greatly appreciated,” said Libby Martin of the Historical Society.

“We got it about a month ago and Joyce [Austin] has therefore been able to spend some time cataloguing and digitizing artefacts, work that there’s no time to do when the museum is open,” she said.

“We also get a fairly substantial number of requests for work in the archives, to research people’s houses and that kind of thing.”

“Even in difficult economic times, the foundation continues to provide a stable base for charitable giving within our region,” said Adam Monteith, the foundation’s chair. “By successfully connecting donors and donees, we can ensure the continued achievement of those organizations that perform vital functions within Greater Trail.”

Donations to the non-profit LeRoi Community Foundation are held in a permanent fund, with income generated from that investment distributed to registered Canadian charitable organizations whose projects meet the Foundation’s goals.

The foundation advises prospective donors to visit www.leroifoundation.com for more details and also to talk to discuss the benefits of charitable giving with their local financial advisor.