- Fund Raising Chair
I earn my living as a Financial Planner and in my free time I do a variety of things including raising funds to help underwrite the Kootenay Rockies Gran Fondo. In order to make the Gran Fondo the success that it is, our community sponsors either donate money or in-kind services.
The saying that it takes a community to raise a child is totally true. When the Fondo started 6 years ago, it relied 100% on the goodwill of volunteers giving of their time and talent or sponsors giving their treasure in order to make this event the success it is today.
Most of our Financial Sponsors are happy just to donate. They don’t want headlines or recognition. Our sponsors want the best for our community and understand that their money is an investment in our communities future. In order to honor their trust in the Sun Rise Rotary club, we use 100% of their money to make our Kootenay Rockies Gran Fondo the best non-profit event possible.