The Gift of Public Education

Many West Vancouver families donate significant time and resources to support school and community causes while their children are registered in our schools. While this type of support is both generous and indispensable, over the years we have also received inquiries regarding legacy-style gifts that grow over time and build sustainable educational opportunities for the future.

As a result, in 2014, the West Vancouver Board of Education created the Enhanced Learning Opportunities Endowment Fund to increase opportunities for students and provide a way for the community to support public education. Outgoing Board Chair, Cindy Dekker, made a generous $10,000 contribution to start the fund, which is managed locally by the West Vancouver Community Foundation. Disbursements generated from the interest earned on the fund require approval from the district and current Board Chair.

Questions about the fund may be directed to WVS’s Secretary-Treasurer Julia Leiterman at or contact the Foundation at 604.925.8513.


Contributions to the Enhanced Learning Opportunities Fund are eligible for a tax receipt, which will be provided by the West Vancouver Community Foundation.

By cheque:

The West Vancouver Community Foundation is pleased to accept your cheque towards the West Vancouver School District’s Enhanced Learning Opportunities Fund at:

775 – 15th Street
West Vancouver, BC
V7T 2S9, Canada

Please make the cheque payable to the West Vancouver Community Foundation and note that it should be applied toWest Vancouver Schools Enhanced Learning Opportunities Fund.


Donors who prefer to contribute online or monthly may do so through the Canada Helps website. Please choose West Vancouver School District Endowment Fund from the “Select the fund…” drop-down box. Please note that this non-profit service charges a fee of 3.9% to cover credit card, banking fees and operational expenses.

Thank you for your donation to support enhanced programs for students in West Vancouver.

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