Economic Futures Council

economic futures council calgary albertaThe JA Southern Alberta (JASA) Economic Futures Council (EFC) is a group of individuals who firmly believe that JA enhances the lives of young people, strengthens our economy and produces solid ethical citizens.
The EFC was launched in 2012 in an effort to raise much needed annual funding to support core programming and growth initiatives for JA Southern Alberta. In the beginning, each EFC Founder was asked to make a $100,000 financial contribution (outright or pledged over 2 to 4 years) to sustainably improve the state of 3 futures: our youth, our economy and the JA Southern Alberta charitable organization itself.
To ensure the Economic Futures Council is able to raise essential annual funding, and in the spirit of expanding philanthropy to younger generations and new leaders, we developed Additional Council Gift Levels from $5,000 to $75,000 (outright investment or pledged over 2, 3 or 4 years). Funds go to support program growth to meet demand, technology enhancements and sustainability of rural programming.

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EFC Members

The reason I became one of the EFC Founders is that I want as many kids to get the JA programs as possible! — Wayne Henuset, President and Owner Willow Park Resources Ltd.

By the end of fiscal 2015, EFC members pledged $2.8 Million to support programming and technology for JASA. Because of this support, we have:

JASA Board Chair, Karl Smith (centre) and JASA CEO, Scott Hillier (far right) with EFC Founders in attendance at the April 17th EFC Luncheon. (Back Row - left to right): Ronald Mannix, Todd Poland, Wayne Henuset, Susan Nelson, Jim Davidson, Guy Turcotte, Clay Riddell. (Seated): Jack Donald, and David Werklund

JASA Board Chair, Karl Smith (centre) and JASA CEO, Scott Hillier (far right) with EFC Founders in attendance at the April 17th EFC Luncheon. (Back Row – left to right): Ronald Mannix, Todd Poland, Wayne Henuset, Susan Nelson, Jim Davidson, Guy Turcotte, Clay Riddell. (Seated): Jack Donald, and David Werklund

 

FOUNDERS – $100,000

John & Cheryl Aldred

Clive Beddoe

David A. Bissett

Richard Bonnycastle

Robert G. Brawn

Wayne Chiu

Jim Davidson

Jack & Joan Donald

N. Murray Edwards

Richard F. Haskayne

Wayne Henuset

Sam Kolias

Hal Kvisle

Alvin Libin

Ronald N. Mannix

Ronald P. Mathison

Jeff McCaig

Susan Nelson/Gordon Case

David O’Brien

 

Todd Poland

Clayton Riddell

JR Shaw

The Stollery Family

Guy Turcotte

David Werklund (as Chairman of the
Werklund Foundation)

Mac Van Wielingen

C. H. Woitas Family

MENTORS – $25,000

Sean McBurneyGerard McInnisKarl Smith

SUSTAINERS – $10,000

Jody Balko
Dawn de Lima
Rick Gallant
Tracy Johnson
Ken Tate
Helen Wesley

SUPPORTERS – $5,000

Raj Bhogal
David Butler
Melissa From
Cheryl Hamelin
Sarah Hawitt
Scott Hillier
Anila Lee Yuen
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2015 EFC Luncheon – Lessons From Leaders – with Jim Davidson, Chairman, FirstEnergy Capital Corp