About the Camosun Foundation

The Camosun Foundation has the honour of working with our generous family of donors, and the college’s amazing students, faculty and staff.  The Foundation is a registered charitable organization under the Income Tax Act and is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors.

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A group celebrates at as Camosun's President cuts giant red ribbon at in lobby of a brand new and very modern building.

Ribbon cutting at the official opening of The Alex & Jo Campbell Centre for Health and Wellness - September 2019

Our History

40 years of caring

Founded in 1981, the Foundation has raised millions to empower students to pursue goals that otherwise might have been unattainable. Other funds have supported new classroom equipment, library books, new buildings, special projects and so much more to ensure our educators teach in modern facilities.

Together with the help of our community, the Camosun College Foundation touches lives and helps students succeed every day.

We are proud of our college and we invite you to share in our passion. Together we can build a promising future.

The Camosun College Foundation is a registered charitable organization under the Income Tax Act and is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors.

The Canada Revenue Agency provides a useful Charitable Donation Tax Credit Calculator.

Charitable Business #11882 6502 RR0001

A field of wild camas flowers

" Our community is changed for the better because of Camosun College."

Jeety Bhalla,
Chair, Camosun College Foundation

From the Foundation Chair

We believe all students, regardless of circumstance, deserve the opportunity to discover and pursue their talents and ambitions. Camosun inspires transformation.  It inspires people to learn and apply their new knowledge to creating fulfilling lives and helping build healthy families – families who play integral roles in our community and in our economy. Our community is changed for the better because of Camosun College.

Contributions from our thousands of donors since 1981 have helped us foster these opportunities. Now with an asset base of $17.5 million, and growing, our donors' generosity has a greater impact than ever before.  And 100% of every donation goes directly to benefit a specific Camosun cause.

Our strategic approach to investing helps us navigate the fluctuating economic tide and, through our balanced portfolio and limited exposure to equities, we offer a solid investment to our donors.

To our donors and community, thank you for believing in Camosun and in the transformative difference quality education makes one student at a time.

As Board members, we are proud to be a part of such a diverse, dynamic and progressive college community and we invite you to share in our passion.

Make a gift today.

Jeety Bhalla
Chair, Camosun College Foundation

Foundation Board of Directors

The Board meets at least four times per year and members play active roles on individual Fundraising, Finance & Audit and Governance committees.

  • Jeety Bhalla, Chartered Accountant (Chair)
  • Sherri Bell, President, Camosun College
  • Duncan Davies, Chartered Financial Consultant
  • Sarah Goodman, Lawyer
  • Carly Hall, Instructor, Camosun College
  • Tom Hawker, Chartered Accountant
  • Deborah Huelscher, Interim VP Administration & CFO, Camosun College
  • Russ Lazaruk, Investment Advisor & Portfolio Manager
  • Dave Murray, Professional Engineer and Business Owner
  • Patrice Newman, Lawyer
  • Robert (Bob) Noble, Retired Professional Engineer
  • Pamela Shemilt, Retired Business Owner
  • Ty Whittaker, Executive Vice President, Personal Real Estate Corporation
  • Geoff Wilmshurst, Vice President Partnerships, Camosun College (Executive Director)
  • Grace VandenBrink, former President, Union Club of BC
  • Brent Palmer,  former Director, Mustard Seed Food Bank (assuming the position of Foundation Board Liaison after July 31, 2021)
Natsamaht indigenous gathering place

Why give?

Give because all students deserve the opportunity to discover and pursue their talents and ambitions. 

Contact information

Camosun Foundation Office

Lansdowne Campus

Campus location

Fisher Building 305
Monday to Friday
8:30am to 4:30pm

250-370-4233

foundation@camosun.ca