Our Funds

Established DVCF Funds

General Operating Endowment Fund

DVCF has a general operating endowment fund to continually build a sustainable future for the Community Foundation. All donations that go into this fund are invested, so expenses are funded through a sustainable source. Our long-term goal is to eliminate administration fees on all funds— allowing every dollar from our funds to stay directly with the cause they support.

Youth Fund “Youth – Our Hope and Our Future”

In August 1998, the Big Brothers chapter disbanded, and they forwarded their unused funds to the DVCF. The income from this fund helps provide funding for youth projects in the Drayton Valley area.

Drayton Valley Volunteer Fire Fighters Fund

Founded in June 2000, the Volunteer Fire Fighters initially raised the monies for this fund in April 1997 when 10 members shaved their heads. The interest derived from this fund is designated by the Fire Fighters.

Friends of the Foundation

The fund was created in 2002 as a legacy, whereby donors could begin with a $1000donation and build on their endowment. When the fund reached $5,000, it may be designated by the donor. The initial donor to this fund was Ron Sekura.

Drayton Valley Oilmen’s Hockey Association

In September 2003, the Drayton Valley Oilmen’s Hockey Association held their first annual Hockey Tournament and established a fund with the DVCF. The initial amount
was $10,500, and now the tournament continues annually and gives back to the community each year.

The Riopel Fund

The Riopel Fund was established in 2009, with the family wishing to designate the fund to helping children.

Pembina Education Society Enhancement Fund

This fund enhances the delivery and sustainability of projects in relation to the field of education on any level.

Pembina Education Society Community Fund

This fund assists in delivering funds to community projects, this broad-spectrum fund is channeled into many areas pertaining to our community, assisting the areas that are in the most need.

Beehive Endowment Fund

The Beehive support services has been serving individuals with disabilities in Drayton Valley since 1975, and is a sustainable source of funding for generations to come.

Henry & Jane Joneson Fund

This fund serves Tomahawk and the surrounding areas.

Education & Scholarship Fund

This fund supports educational projects.

Crisis Relief Fund

This fund assists crisis relief in Drayton Valley and surrounding areas.

Local Projects Fund

This fund supports local projects and helps enhance our community.

International Communities Fund

This fund was established to fund projects in international communities; Drayton Valley cares about all areas of the world and does their part.

RJ Pequin Fund

This is a donor-advised fund.

Mark Wanagas Scholarship Fund

In November 2003, a sister and friends of Mark Wanagas founded the Mark Wanagas Scholarship Fund. Mark was an avid basketball teacher and player, and interest from this fund goes toward supporting his program.

Scholarships and Bursaries

Bredal Energy

In May 2004, Bredal Energy held its annual golf tournament, with proceeds flowing through the DVCF. An endowment fund was also established at that time.

Brittany Ann Urkevich Memorial Scholarship Fund

The fund assists students in demonstrating financial need with a desire to further education.

Pembina Education Society Adult Continuing Education

This assists adult learners 20 years of age or older who need financial assists to start or continue on their education path. This fund is versatile and supports all kinds of students—from upgrading high school to completing degrees.

Petro Canada Fund

Scholarships are for students pursuing oil and gas careers.

Memorial Funds

“Always in our hearts, never forgotten”

Jennifer Mulligan Scholarship Fund

The Mulligan family established The Jennifer Mulligan Fund in November 1999, in memory of their daughter. It helps students requiring academic assistance—Jennifer’s memory lives on by “Helping the Youth of Tomorrow.”

Amy Blais Family Fund

Amy was an active member of the community when she was suddenly stricken with cancer. The Blais Family established this fund in her memory in November 1996, with the interest being forwarded to the Cross Cancer Research. Amy was a community inspiration, and her memory lives on.

Garth Sweet Fund

The Garth Sweet Fund was established at the request of the family of Garth Sweet, who passed suddenly in June 2001. Garth was a visionary who supported the concept of the Foundation and promoted the idea throughout this community. Garth had a thriving business and was well known and respected in both the oil and cattle/farming industry.

Dean Meraw Family Fund

Kathleen Meraw established The Dean Meraw fund, as a legacy and tribute to her husband. He worked in the oilfield and was a owner of Meraw & McGee Well Servicing. Dean had an interest in education, and was one of the founders of the St. Anthony Catholic School. Serving on the Board for over 18 years, he was a family man who knew the importance of educating his children.

Albert Anderson Fund

In June 2002, one of our staunch community members passed away. Immediately, the family created a fund with the DVCF. The family hopes to eventually create a scholarship for local students to pursue a career in heavy-duty mechanics.

Terry Grinde Fund

Established in 2004, this fund is thanks to an anonymous donor and long time friend. Terry loved to bike, and the interest from this fund has supplied many bikes to needy individuals.

Mark Wanagas Scholarship Fund

In November 2003, a sister and friends of Mark Wanagas founded the Mark Wanagas Scholarship Fund. Mark was an avid basketball teacher and player, and interest from this fund goes toward supporting his program.

Rob Feddema Sr. Fund

A fund established in 2009 in memory of Rob Feddema Sr.

Tyson Titanich Memorial Fund

This fund is in memory of Tyson Titanich, and supports outdoor projects to instill the same passion in others about the outdoors that Tyson held in his life. Hunting and fishing were amazing skills of his, and this fund helps remind those who know him of his love and kindness.

Gage Bogart Memorial Fund

The Gage Bogart Fund was established by his family to fundraise for a memorial statue that now stands at the 4-S Skate park. The rest of the funds assisted in creating an endowment fund that will give for generations to come. 

Lindsay & James Gray Fund

Established in memory of Lindsay and James Gray, this fund supports the village of Lushoto in Africa, to support the Irente Orphanage. The orphanage also provided a lasting gift: naming the building that was built with these funds Lindsay’s House.