Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Foundation for Amber Bowerman Seeks Silent Auction Donations

The Amber Webb-Bowerman Memorial Foundation will once again be hosting a silent auction fundraiser at the Alberta Magazines Conference. Funds raised through the auction will go toward establishing an endowed scholarship fund so that scholarships will be given in Amber's name in perpetuity.

The Foundation is a registered charity that raises money for scholarships and awards for journalism and arts students in Western Canada and was created in memory of magazine writer and editor Amber Bowerman (nee Webb). To date, the Foundation has provided scholarships at SAIT Polytechnic, ACAD, Grant MacEwan, the U of C and U of R as well as establishing and sponsoring the Student Writing Award with the Western Magazine Awards Foundation.

The Foundation is asking for donations of items for the auction. In the past, the auction has included included books, games, gift baskets, event tickets, hotel and restaurant gift certificates, subscription packages and more. Every donation helps meet the goals of helping journalism students get a start in their careers. 

Anyone who is interested in donating an item can contact the Foundation at info@amberbowerman.ca before March 21.