Tim Harvie

Board Chair

Cochrane has always been my home. I farm and ranch in the area and have always taken an interest in building our community. The Cochrane Foundation helps to fulfill that goal.

Kelsey Envik

Board Vice-Chair

I am passionate about non-profits, environment and community. I have a Master’s in Environmental Design and recent Graduate Certificate in Science and Policy of Climate Change. Cochrane is a fantastic community and I am a proud director of this Foundation!

Kelly Rowat

Board Secretary

Cochrane has been my lifelong home. My husband and I are pleased to raise our daughter in such a wonderful town. It is an honour to be a part of the Cochrane Foundation and to be able to give back to my community.

Mason Nicoll, C.P.A.

Board Treasurer

Bill Dickson

Director

Cochrane is a wonderful community to visit and experience through the Foundation. I’m honoured to share in the community building that we are able to be part of through your donations. Thank you Cochrane.

Ian Kruger

Director

I am a local pharmacist and have worked in Cochrane since 2002. My wife, 2 young children and I are so proud to call Cochrane home. It is the best place to live in all of Canada.

Reed Boothby

Director

My family has operated a cattle ranch in Cochrane for four generations. Cochrane will always be my home. I am passionate about civic participation and am tremendously grateful to continue growing alongside this community I love – personally, in my legal career and with the Foundation.

Lynn Edge

Director

I am a retired energy trader now involved with ranching, business and community endeavors.

Lynn Thomson

Director

As a resident of Cochrane since 1979, my involvement in a variety of business organizations and voluntary activities has demonstrated the power of community to create possibility, connection and growth.

Brenda Tennant

Director

Jim Blyth

Director

Cochrane has been my home for almost 25 years. The Cochrane Foundation is an excellent means to give back to community.  I am proud to contribute to the community of Cochrane.

Marisa Hammer

Director

I am a lawyer and have worked in Cochrane since 2019. I am proud to work and serve the residents of the Cochrane community. When not working or volunteering I can be found recreating in the mountains with my family.

Vision & History

Three community-minded leaders came together in 1993 to create Cochrane’s community foundation. Neil Harvie, Ray Zell and Bob Aylesworth believed in the power of community foundations and enriching Cochrane and area for future generations.

The vision and legacy lives on. Our board continues to involve leaders in town that you know and trust. Get to know us! Get involved!

Join us in building a stronger community!

Past Director Jack Tennant thanking Retired Director Glen Boles

What is a Community Foundation?

Community foundations bring local knowledge, experience and a network of community relationships to grant making. We are a public foundation created by and for the people of Cochrane and have a deep knowledge of local needs and opportunities.

We act as champions for issues that matter and direct grants to everything from shelter, education, and care for those in need, to the arts, environment and recreation.

We make charitable giving easy, flexible and effective. We work with you and your advisors to maximize the value of charitable gifts. Our goal is to help you meet important needs in the community, fulfill your charitable goals, and maximize your tax advantages.

Gifts can support any cause you can imagine. We believe in the power of individuals and organizations working together to effect positive change in our community. Gifts are pooled and invested and form permanent community assets. Earnings from these assets are granted back into the community each year to registered charities.

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