The Massawippi Valley Foundation (FVM), now in its sixth year of operation, is quickly approaching the $1 million fundraising milestone. The foundation made the announcement in a press release earlier this week, along with the news that founding organizer of the FVM, Dian Cohen, was stepping down as president, effective June 8. Cohen will be replaced by Michel Rodrigue.
The Foundation’s mission is to finance access to healthcare in the Massawippi Valley region.
Funmdraising began in 2014 to establish the Centre de santé de la vallée Massawippi (CSVM). The first campaign raised more than $350,000. Since then, the FVM has developed and implemented programs for citizens in the community and worked with the Massawippi Valley co-op to implement the Foundation’s projects.