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amily and Friends Community Foundation was established in 2003 in order to offer the people of Langenburg, Churchbridge and Spy Hill the opportunity to financially support local projects that directly benefit their own communities. About a decade ago, a few members of the Langenburg community noticed that people of the community were making generous financial donations to charities and organizations, but “these donations were leaving the community, leaving the province, leaving the country, and money

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was being given away to organizations who weren’t giving to the community,” remarks Warren Kotzer, vice chairperson of the foundation’s board of directors, and original member of the foundation’s steering committee. In response, members of the Langenburg community grouped together to build a foundation to which people could donate that would be entirely devoted to supporting their local communities.

Killarney on how to operate a foundation and make it work, and then after the first year, we established the foundation, got incorporated, and got registered as a non-profit organization through the CRA [Canadian Revenue Agency],” says Warren. “Since then, we have a number of estates that have been donated to the foundation, and that money is now staying in the community, and helping the community for years and years to come.”

It took a year to get the foundation established. “We had meetings with other foundations in Winnipeg and

Family and Friends Community Foundation is a locally-run public foundation that builds and manages

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