The Keri Chase Foundation
For Animal Welfare
Care and Help of Animal Safety Everyday
(A registered Canadian Charity)
FUND RAISING & SALES
Updated to August 17, 2017
Keri Coleen Chase
1959 - 2001
What is this Foundation?
The Keri Chase Foundation was formed as a non-incorporated registered charity under Section 149(1)(f) of the Income Tax Act and received its registration number effective February 21, 2002. The effective date of operations is January 1, 2002. Our Registered Charitable Organization Number is 86547 5719 RR0001.
Why was this Foundation Formed?
This registered Charitable Foundation was formed in memory of Keri Coleen Chase, who died in a tragic auto accident on November 24, 2001. Keri was born in Thunder Bay and through her short life of 42 years was forever salvaging injured and stray animals and birds of every description and either finding them homes, or returning them to the wild from which they came. At the age of 14, she had her first colt to save and since then, it has been a steady stream of animals that needed her, and her undemanding love. Her love of animals has been an inspiration to everyone that knew her.
What is the purpose of this Foundation?
The purpose of the Foundation is to build a fund, the income from which will be used to provide financial assistance to qualified donees providing care, assistance and shelter to stray, lost and injured domestic animals, birds and wildlife in the Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada area. The Trustees would like to build a fund over the next number of years in order to impact on a future projects of animal welfare in the name of the Foundation. The Foundationís goal since inception is to donate annually about 1/2 of its fund raising and retain 1/2 of the fundraising to create a long term investment, the income from which will be used to support animal welfare organizations in the future and to keep the memory of Keri Chase alive.
How did the Foundation raise its funds?
The Foundation had a number of fund raising events through the years and details of these events can be obtained by clicking on any of the programs below.
The Foundation has a minimal amount of overhead, which is mainly stationery and postage. All of the services provided by the Foundation are on a volunteer. Virtually 100% of our fundraising goes to assist animals to meet our goals.
What organizations benefit from the Foundation's fundraising and how does this help animals and birds?
The Foundation supports about nine organizations in the Thunder Bay district that have the facilities to provide direct care to the animals and birds. Our history of supporting these organizations can be found under Local Support.
On October 28, 2013, the Foundation ceased making direct support to local animal charities. The Foundation has entered an agreement with the Thunder Bay Community Foundation and turned over its assets to that organization to manage the funds and provide annual grants to local animal charities. Please click here for more information.
How do I know that the Foundation is legitimate?
The Foundation is a registered charity and maintains all of the required filings with Canada Revenue Agency. Please click on the link below to go to Canada Revenue Agency's web site for our charity.
If I wish to discuss the Foundation with anyone, how do I contact you?
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