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Celebrating Success and Welcoming New Leadership at the Yukon Foundation

WHITEHORSE, YUKON – May 13, 2024  – The Yukon Foundation proudly announces a record-breaking year for scholarship and grant funding. On April 15th, the Foundation opened its application portal, inviting students, organizations, and professionals to apply for an impressive total of 120 scholarships and 31 project grants. This initiative presents exceptional opportunities for Yukoners in numerous fields of study in 2024 and beyond. 

Under the stewardship of newly appointed Executive Director, Louise-Hélène Villeneuve, and Office Administrator, Danielle Bossio, the Yukon Foundation is embarking on an era of positive transformation and growth. With a focus on strategic planning, the Foundation aims to provide a meaningful amount of funding to deserving Yukon recipients in a timely manner, finding ways to fund scholarships and grants in response to current needs. Efforts are underway to streamline processes to expand administrative capacity and enhance volunteer engagement, laying the groundwork for even greater community impact.

“It is a privilege to contribute to the betterment of our Yukon community by participating in supporting students and organizations through my role at the Yukon Foundation”.    

- Louise-Hélène Villeneuve, Executive Director

In a testament to its commitment to fostering growth and sustainability in the Yukon, the Foundation proudly introduces its newest fund, The Morris Lamrock Scholarship. Established with generous support from the Whitehorse Community Thrift Store Society, this scholarship is dedicated to empowering Yukon students pursuing studies in environmental sustainability or community-building.

. By nurturing future leaders dedicated to positive change, the Foundation seeks to make a lasting difference in the world.

“Jessie and I  appreciate the Yukon Foundation and everyone who got behind this scholarship. Together we are able to carry Morris's passion for education, cooperation and communication forward into the lives of our next generations of stewards of the earth and people. It is a meaningful way to keep his memory and joyful, positive impact alive in perpetuity.”

-Susie Anne Bartsh, Fund Advisor

The Yukon Foundation extends heartfelt gratitude to all donors and volunteers whose contributions have fuelled its mission. 

“The Yukon Foundation is growing and we are able to help more Yukoners achieve their potential thanks to the efforts of our volunteers, donors, and staff. We invite anyone who wants to leave a positive legacy and make a positive difference in the lives of their fellow Yukoners to reach out to us."

-Michael Pealow, Chair, Yukon Foundation

With nearly 200 funds under management and hundreds of awards distributed annually, the Foundation remains steadfast in its dedication to helping Yukoners achieve their potential through educational pursuits, career development, and community initiatives. 

Scholarship and grant applications are now being accepted, with the deadline set for Friday, May 31 at 11:59pm.

If you or someone you know would like to assist with this year’s evaluation process, please contact Louise-Hélène Villeneuve, Executive Director, or call: 867-393-2454. 


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