The Epic Opportunities Foundation was officially established in 2011 as the primary fundraising body for Epic Opportunities. It is governed by a volunteer board of directors who represent the community we serve as well as the community at large.
In addition to developing and implementing fundraising initiatives, the Foundation manages all funds raised on behalf of Epic Opportunities and promotes community awareness of the organization and its activities. The Foundation’s primary fundraising event is An Evening With Epic, formerly known as the Café Fundraiser, which is held each fall in Winnipeg. The Foundation hopes to expand on its fundraising work to increase its visibility in the community and promote a stronger emphasis on planned giving.
The three main objectives of the Epic Opportunities Foundation are:
- To provide funding for capital expenditures such as long-term, community-based housing for individuals with intellectual disabilities
- To provide funding for special projects or initiatives that might not otherwise be available for persons with intellectual disabilities
- To raise the profile of Epic Opportunities and its work in the community
The Epic Opportunities Foundation began disbursing funds for various one-time projects in 2014. Its ultimate goal is to establish an endowment fund to purchase additional homes and provide long-term, stable housing tailored to the needs of the individuals whom the organization supports.
For more information on the Epic Opportunities Foundation’s activities or on how to become involved in the Foundation please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 204.560.2804.
EPIC OPPORTUNITIES FOUNDATION BOARD MEMBERS
Mark Mercier – President
Raymond Currie – Vice-president
Nellie Redekopp – Treasurer
Ralph Guy – Director
Shawn Mahoney – Director
Ruth-Ann Soodeen – Director
Ron Wasylycia-Leis – Director