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Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation gifts another $1.3 million back to Oil Country Charities

Inner City High School, YWCA of Edmonton among key funding recipients

Wednesday, 23.06.2010 / 5:55 PM / Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation
By Edmonton Oilers Press Release
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Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation gifts another $1.3 million back to Oil Country Charities
The Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation announced their key funding today of $259,000, which represents a portion of the $1.3 million donated this year. The following charitable organizations will benefit from this key funding:

  • Community Association for Lasting Success
  • Inner City High School
  • Red Deer Regional Health Foundation
  • University of Alberta – Free2BMe Program
  • VOICE for Hearing Impaired Children
  • YWCA of Edmonton
“Our charitable success is only made possible through the generosity of Oilers fans who support our team activities,” said Natalie Minckler, Executive Director of the Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation. “Our Board is honoured to provide these significant donations to these organizations who play an important role in making Oil Country a better place to live.”

The Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation was created in 2001 to further extend the Oilers legacy of giving back to its fans and communities. Since our inception, the EOCF has gifted over $10 million in financial and in-kind donations to charitable organizations in Oil Country.  Each season the Foundation runs a variety of programs at Oilers games to raise funds which are distributed to local charitable organizations.

The Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation is proud to have a dedicated group of community leaders on their Board of Directors. Board members include Sam Abouhassan, Linda Banister, Naseem Bashir, Michael Bobroff, Patrick LaForge, Carmen Loberg, Kevin Lowe, Zainul Mawji, Dave Mowat, Terry O’Flynn, Heidi Pisani, Doug Rutherford, Bruce Saville (Chair) and Natalie Minckler (Executive Director).

For more information about the Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation and their initiatives, please visit our website at www.oilersfoundation.ca.
ABOUT THE FOUNDATION
Established in 2001, the Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation (EOCF) continues the Oilers legacy of giving back by contributing its unique resources and financial support to charitable organizations that serve the communities of Northern Alberta.  Led by a dedicated community Board of Directors, the EOCF has developed a number of programs and partnerships that target those who need it most.

The EOCF raises its funds through a variety of fundraising initiatives that take place during Oilers home games and the generous contributions of Oilers fans and friends.

The Foundation gives back in excess of $1 million annually to charitable organizations registered with Revenue Canada whose programs support education and health and wellness for youth throughout Oil Country.
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