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Message from the Chair


The Vancouver Police Foundation is among the world’s oldest, most established police foundations.  We foster the vital link between the police and the communities they serve, through programs and initiatives that would not otherwise be possible within the regular operating budget of the Vancouver Police Department.

The Foundation began in 1976 by a group of local business leaders:  Arthur Phillips, Joseph Cohen, Senator Edward Lawson, Ronald Cliff, Graham Dawson, John Davidson, and the Reverend Kenneth Wotherspoon.  What started as a small grass-roots initiative has now grown to a board of 25 trustees, a full-time staff of three, and over 2,000 members.

As we look back over the past 40 years, I am very proud of our longevity and our continued ability to help fund initiatives related to our four pillars.

Through contributions from the public and our membership, as well as unique fundraising events such as the Kops’ Shades for Kids, and the Night Patrol Galas, the momentum behind the Foundation continues to grow.  Without your support, we would be unable to fund the hundreds of grants that we have – grants that truly make a positive impact on our citizens, our communities, and our city.

On behalf of the Foundation, I wish to express our gratitude to all of our dedicated trustees, members, volunteers, and patrons of our community for their generosity.  I humbly ask for your ongoing support as we enter another decade. Together, we can continue the rewarding job of keeping our children and communities safe and fostering our legacy.

Thank you.

Darcy Wray
Vancouver Police Foundation


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