The Gary Bennett Family Fund within the Central Okanagan Foundation provides their friends, other individuals, companies and organizations with an opportunity to join the Gary Bennett family in supporting a variety of local initiatives that support our community’s most challenged youth and other worthy causes in an extremely cost effective manner.
The Breakfast Program offers financial support to selected schools operating ‘Breakfast Programs’ in challenged catchment areas.
This program offers scholarships at Okanagan College for selected students who have participated in the School District 23 Central School and Okanagan College Gateway Program.
This program offers scholarships and bursaries for selected students who have overcome significant challenges in achieving entrance to an accredited Canadian post-secondary institution.
THE NO HUNGRY CHILDREN PROGRAM
This program is a collaborative effort between The Central Okanagan Community Food Bank, Superstore and the Fund and it donors. These critical foods for infants and young children are expensive and often not purchased by low income families when shopping at stores. We work closely with the Central Okanagan Community Food Bank and Superstore Managers to maximize our purchasing power and to make more of these foods available at the Food Bank.
Dear Mr. Gary Bennett,
I am writing this letter to express our deepest thanks for your ongoing financial support to our school. Your support has allowed us to provide enhanced programs and services to our students. Your generosity has played a key role in the success of our food and Gateway Programs as well as the Strive Scholarships.
Thank you for personally investing the time to learn about our school and the students we serve. You always embrace the diversity of our student population. You see the best in our students and have a genuine desire to see them excel.
Thank you for your vision, dedication and conviction to making a positive difference in our community. We look forward to a continuing partnership with you and your foundation.
Central Programs and Services
Our deepest thanks for your ongoing financial supportRandy Home - Principal Central Programs and Services
Dear Mr. Bennett,
I am writing to express my deep appreciation for awarding me the Gary Bennett Family Achievement Award in January of this year.
As a person with a disability, the challenges in education I have been faced with have caused me to require extra time to complete my high school education. I am retaking the Gateway Program and doing very well and am prepared to start the Welding Program in 2018.
I am extremely grateful for your generosity and for the existence of funds such as yours. Without the financial support such as that given through you, many students such as myself would have to forgo a post secondary education.
Once again, thank you very much for having seen the potential in me and in so many others you have assisted over the years. I look forward to your reply.
To express my deep appreciationTristan Wendt
Dear Mr. Bennett,
I am writing to you to thank you for your incredible support of our breakfast programs. Through your generous donations, we are able to ensure that many of our students start their morning with the food they need to support their success.