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The Chinook Lesbian & Gay Fund
September 2012 (Page 40)
When speaking with a tax professional, one would think that clarity of detail and a respect for the sanctity of process would be held in high regard, and that unattributed rumour or unverified claims would be investigated and eliminated.
And you’d be right.
The President of the Advisory Committee for the Chinook Lesbian and Gay Fund is a case in point. As Christopher Post, a tax professional himself, tells GayCalgary Magazine: "In 1998, there was a group of folks in Calgary that felt a need to create a source of funding for the Gay/Lesbian Community Services Association (now called Calgary Outlink). They were concerned that the government funding for the organization was in jeopardy, so they felt there was a need to create a source of funding. Which they did: a donor-advised fund at The Calgary Foundation."
The Calgary Foundation website explains that it was "established in 1955 (and) facilitates collaborative philanthropy by making powerful connections between donors and community organizations for the long term benefit of Calgary and surrounding area." This made it the ideal place to establish The Chinook Lesbian and Gay Fund.
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