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Future caregivers given boost by Central Okanagan Foundation
An organization that helps to inspire and facilitate a great deal of philanthropy in the Okanagan is supporting future caregivers by donating to the new Health Sciences Centre currently being built at Okanagan College’s Kelowna campus.
The Central Okanagan Foundation is donating $28,000 from the Kelowna Home Support Society Fund towards the construction of the new Centre, which will educate Health Care Assistants, Nurses and Therapist Assistants, among other professions.
Marliss Magas sat on the board of Kelowna Home Support Society that created the fund in 1988 and managed it until the society closed in 1999. She praises the strong financial management of the non-profit society that allowed it to leave a legacy to the community.
The surplus funds, which are held by the Central Okanagan Foundation, have been providing bursaries to students in the College’s Health Care Assistant program for a number of years. The new Health Sciences Centre was an opportunity to deepen their commitment to educating future caregivers.