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NIC Foundation

With the wonderful support that you have provided, I will be able to reach my goals and make my dreams come true.
-NIC Student and recipient of Foundation assistance

Established in 1991, the North Island College Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting North Island College in its task to provide the skills and knowledge students need for successful employment and further education.

Governed by a volunteer Board of Directors, made up of community leaders from the College region, the Foundation actively seeks donations for the College. The Foundation’s primary objective is to raise funds to support scholarships and bursaries, as well as to fundraise for needed equipment and educational resources. Through the continued support of individuals, local businesses and community organizations these efforts are realized.

The Foundation works in collaboration with you, our donors, to champion the goals of North Island College and its students. Together we have formed a long-term and inspired partnership. By giving to North Island College Foundation, you have helped provide the opportunities that shape our students’ lives and the lives of their families. Our alumnus includes doctors, lawyers, artists, scholars, teachers, electricians, accountants, carpenters, nurses, welders, plumbers, and the list goes on. By donating and supporting our student awards program you are effecting positive change right here in our communities.

Your support continues to make a lasting difference to so many in our communities and we thank you for your enduring interest in our shared success.

The Foundation serves the North Island College region by targeting its fundraising efforts to those priorities set out by the College’s leadership team, in support of the College’s vision and goals.


North Island College holds a vision of being a premier community and destination college, in a spectacular west-coast environment, that inspires and prepares students for success in a rapidly changing world. North Island College will fulfill its vision by being:

  • a vibrant community of learners – embracing their goals and shaping their worlds;
  • a gateway to education, work and life;
  • a central force in improving the cultural and socio-economic well-being of the communities we serve; and,
  • a respectful steward of our unique natural setting.

Together we will create a workplace that inspires personal growth and delivers results to our students, partners and citizens.


The North Island College Foundation encourages financial and in-kind donations from the community to support North Island College students and programs, through the provision of scholarships, bursaries, educational resources and equipment.


Robert Buckley
Branch Manager, Coastal Community Credit Union
Comox Valley Region 
Arne Einarson  Branch Manager, Scotiabank 
Comox Valley Region 
Garry Griffin  Branch Manager, CIBC 
Campbell River Region 
Ilona Horgen   Retired
Comox Valley Region 
Kathryn Kemp  Presley & Partners
Comox Valley Region 
Lisa Moyes  Blackfin Pub
Comox Valley Region 
Bill Parkinson  North Island College
Comox Valley Region 
Dale Pateman  Retired
Comox Valley Region 
Dave Procter  RE/MAX Ocean Pacific Realty
Comox Valley & Campbell River Regions 
Jonathan Veale   Deluca Veale
Comox Valley & Campbell River Regions 
Ex Officio Non-Voting Members
John Bowman  President, North Island College
All regions 
Randall Heidt  Vice-President, Strategic Initiatives, North Island College
All regions 
Rhonda Johnson  NIC Board of Governors
All regions 
Susan Auchterlonie   Executive Director, North Island College Foundation  
All regions  
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NIC Foundation

Komoux Hall
2300 Ryan Road
Courtenay, BC V9N 8N6

T: 250-334-5000 ext 4267
F: 250-334-5292

Jolean Finnerty
Interim Manager College & Community Relations
250-334-5000 ext 4017

Erin Petersen
Development Officer
250-334-5000 ext 4039

Jane Hay
Administration Assistant
250-334-5000 ext 5074

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