Citizen of the Year 2014 – Roy Spooner

Roy Spooner has spent many years working with local organizations that include: Rotary, the Royal Canadian Legion, The Barkerville Heritage Trust and the Chamber of Commerce. He has sat on or now sits on many Boards, often as chair. The Aboriginal Business Development Centre, the Prince George Symphony Orchestra, the Prince George Public Library, the Spirit of the North Health Care Foundation, and the Community Arts Council have all benefitted from his dedication and leadership. Roy is known as “the ideas guy”, always looking for ways for an organization to be better with no expectation of something in return. Roy not only steps forward when there is a need; he jumps in with both feet. He is a visionary and is part of the intricate quilt that builds a future for the north. This is his legacy.

The Prince George Community Foundation provides you with the opportunity to make a lasting charitable donation to enhance our community forever.

We do this by investing in permanent endowment funds. Only the investment income is distributed. The funds are retained to generate income for the future.

The Prince George Foundation was founded in 1995. Today we are pleased to say we've grown to just over $6 Million in assets and endowed funds.

The foundation offers you the unique opportunity to support your community and to share in shaping its future by pooling and investing the charitable gifts of our donors. Gifts and bequests are accumulated in a permanent trust fund managed by a skilled team of professionals. Investment income is allocated carefully and responsibly to charitable organizations committed to enhancing the quality of life in our community.

Organizations involved in health, sports, recreation, education, arts, culture, social services, and the environment all benefit from the generosity of those giving to the foundation. The foundation is governed by a community-based, volunteer board of directors. The board draws on an honourary board of directors and advisory committees to advise on all aspects of the Foundation.

The Prince George Community Foundation is a member of the Community Foundations of Canada and adheres to its membership criteria.