The Whistler Writing Society Starts Investing for the Longterm with Whistler Community Foundation
Government of Canada supports endowments as financial planning tool with offer to match funds for arts programming
For Immediate Release – Whistler, British Columbia, October 03, 2022
In September, The Whistler Writing Society gave a nod to the future of the organization by opening the
Literary Arts Legacy Fund with Whistler Community Foundation (WCF). The agency fund is a longterm
investment in their mission to promote the literary arts to Whistler’s residents and visitors.
With an initial investment made by a private member, The Whistler Writing Society hopes to build an
endowment and use the annual proceeds of the investment to support programs offered throughout
Matching support comes from Canadian Heritage
The Department of Canadian Heritage offers the opportunity for charities working in the Arts and
Culture space to build an endowment fund. Donations made to the Literary Arts Legacy Fund are eligible
to be matched by the Government of Canada’s incentive program.
Agency Funds offer opportunity to pool investments
WCF Agency Funds give charities the opportunity to pool their investments with 37+ endowed funds and
take advantage of the strong partnership WCF has with Cypress Capital Management.
With Rebecca now at the helm, it’s expected that The Whistler Writing Society, the festival, school
programs, and the new Literary Arts Legacy Fund will continue to grow and entertain the community.
The festival will officially launch the fund at the Sharing Stories Together event October 15, 6pm at the
Fairmont Chateau Whistler. All are welcome to celebrate and enjoy stories, live music and appetizers.
Get tickets here on Eventbrite.
Persons wishing to donate to the Literary Arts Legacy Fund can visit whistlerfoundation.com/give. For offline arrangements, such as cheques or securities, donors may reach out to Claire Mozes at firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information, please contact:
Whistler Community Foundation
About The Whistler Writing Society
The Whistler Writing Society was founded in 2001, became a non-profit organization in 2005, and a charitable organization in 2016. The group includes over 150 members living in the Sea to Sky Corridor.
The Whistler Writing Society invites you to follow their programming at whistlerwritersfest.com
About Whistler Community Foundation
The Whistler Community Foundation is the steward of money gifted to the community and provides grants in the areas of environment, arts & culture, social service and education.
Our vision is to be impactful in supporting the charities and organizations that address evolving community needs.
To learn more visit whistlerfoundation.com