The Keri Chase Foundation (KCF) and The
Thunder Bay Community Foundation (TBCF)
October 28, 2013
The Foundation has
entered into an agreement with the TBCF to manage its funds and to administer
all future granting to local animal welfare organizations.
In recent years
volunteer time has been decreasing and the Trustees looked at alternatives for
the future. The Thunder Bay Community Foundation was our best choice of our
alternatives for the following reasons.
separate named fund is created in the TBCF called the Keri Chase Memorial
Animal Welfare Fund
KCF funds have been invested and managed with
the TBCF by professional investment advisors providing higher rates of
return than our present investments earn
funds are invested under strict investment policies monitored by the Board
of Trustees of the TBCF
TBCF's granting process involves prescribed applications, review and follow up
procedures strictly reviewed by the TBCF’s Grants Committee and approved by
their Board of Trustees
general public will be able to make a charitable donation to the TBCF to be
added to the Keri Chase Memorial
Animal Welfare Fund
welfare funding will remain in Thunder Bay in perpetuity with this fund
above 6 benefits removes the responsibility from the Board of Trustees of
these funds being administered by the TBCF, it provides them the opportunity
of serving Thunder Bay in the animal welfare sector, which it has not been
able to do in the past
From left to right, the representative
Chase (KCF), Lesley Bell (TBCF), Tere McDonald (TBCF), Ken Chase (KCF), Kim
Chase (KCF), Shelley Sauvé (KCF), Ken Boshcoff (KCF), Guy Cannon (back KCF),
Diane Chase (KCF), Shannon Gothard Ramirez (TBCF), Art Warwick (TBCF)
Additional Pictures of the
October 28, 2013, The Keri Chase Foundation contributed $175,000 to the Thunder
Bay Community Foundation to set up and support the Keri Chase Memorial Animal
Welfare Fund. This amount along with the $20,000 that the KCF previously
contributed and the matching of $50,000 from the TBCF will provide a fund of
$245,000, the income from which will benefit animal welfare in Thunder Bay for
many years to come.
The grants to local animal charities will commence in the fall of 2014 and
applications can be downloaded from the
Thunder Bay Community Foundation's website.
The qualifications to receive a grant are as follows:
Funds will be
provided to registered charities in her memory that clearly state the
organization’s positive contribution to its community and are in concert with
the Fund’s intent. Funds will be provided to those organizations that:
activities to assist lost and injured wild and domestic animals and birds.
the injured animals and birds back to the wild or find loving families to
projects, such as and not limited to spay & neutering, shelters, medical,
food and general care of animals. Funds will not be provided for general
operations and administration purposes.
Are organized and
Are for a
specific amount to cover the shortfall of the project.
The Trustees of the
KCF expresses our sincere gratitude to all those that contributed to the success
of our Foundation, especially Dougall Media for the contribution of advertising,
to Wal-Mart for their support in selling calendars as well as all of our
donators, the advertisers and sellers of our calendars, the retailers that
hosted collection boxes and all that contributed in some way to our success.
On May 26, 2015, after
the Thunder Bay Community Foundation's annual general meeting, The Keri Chase
Foundation presented the remainder of its funds in the amount of $15,000.00,
bringing the total vested funds to $260,000.00.