On April 10, Wednesday, Rotary Club of Richmond Sunset held a board meeting where they celebrated their ongoing partnership with Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) and the Richmond Community Foundation to support young artists. They presented scholarship cheques, highlighting the impact of their Endowed Award which has helped 16 students since 2003. The award amount has increased to $2,100 this year and will further rise to $2,250 in 2024. The meeting emphasized the importance of community collaboration in fostering artistic talent and enriching the community. The club encourages continued support through sharing success stories, contributing to the fund, and getting involved through volunteering or mentorship.

On April 10, Wednesday, Rotary Club of Richmond Sunset board meeting was a truly special occasion as we welcomed two esteemed guests who share our passion for empowering young artists: Drew Dennis, Advancement Officer from Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU), and Ms. Jocelyn Wong, General Manager of the Richmond Community Foundation. It was an honor to present them with our scholarship cheques, knowing the incredible impact these funds will have on the lives of talented design, fine arts, and music students at KPU.

Our Endowed Award, established in 2003, has supported 16 students on their artistic journeys, providing vital financial assistance and encouragement. This year, thanks to your generous contributions, the award amount reached $2,100, allowing us to make an even greater difference in the lives of these deserving individuals.

Both Drew and Ms. Wong spoke passionately about the transformative power of community support and the ripple effects it creates. Their inspiring words highlighted the importance of partnerships like ours in fostering artistic talent, nurturing creativity, and building a brighter future for our community.

We are thrilled to announce that the annual award will increase to $2,250 starting in 2024! This is a testament to our collective commitment to empowering young artists and ensuring the continued success of this impactful initiative.

Let's continue to champion the arts together:
Spread the word: Share the inspiring stories of our scholarship recipients and the power of collaboration.
Contribute to the endowment fund: Your donations, big or small, make a lasting impact on aspiring artists.
Get involved: Explore volunteer opportunities or consider offering mentorship to KPU students.

Thank you for being a part of this remarkable journey! Together, we are shaping a vibrant artistic landscape and enriching our community through the power of education and collaboration.