Serving the community since 1989
In the summer of 1989 the family owned company was sold. The Vandekerkhove family wanted to continue their community support. They established The Allen and Loreen Vandekerkhove Family Foundation in the fall of the same year. The family has always recognized the health of a vibrant community is based on those who are willing to give back to it. The size of the gift, whether it be monetary or volunteer hours does not matter. The true gift is in the giving.
Within the corporate world the act of giving back to the community allows for the customer to also participate in indirect gifting through the corporation. The customer supports the company , and in turn the company supports the community. When the Vandekerkhove family sold their company they felt that the customers who were so loyal for the twenty-two years it was operational still deserved the support of the foundation. And so the Allen and Loreen Vandekerkhove Family Foundation was born.
Since 1989 the Foundation has had an energetic and compassionate board. Made up of the founding members, Dr. Allen Vandekerkhove (Hon., LL.D), and Dr. Loreen Vandekerkhove (Hon., LL.D) , along with well respected business professionals of the Greater Victoria area. The board members are an integral part of the foundation as they reflect decades of expertise within the business world and charitable organizations of Vancouver Island. They are committed to the community and its needs. Since its inception the foundation has donated over 4.5 million dollars back to the community. The Allen and Loreen Vandekerkhove Family Foundation strives to support the registered charitable organizations that reflect best what the foundation stands for.
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