An Ambassador of the Battle River Community Foundation is a Past Board Member who expresses a desire to act as a representative or promoter of the Foundation, its mission, goals and values. Ambassadors may also sit on Board committees and assist at Foundation functions.
The Board of Directors may honour outstanding service to the Foundation by former Board members with the designation of “AMBASSADOR EMERITUS”. These individuals are invited to be non-voting members of the Board for life.
Jim Hampshire is from the Sedgewick area, where he works both as a farmer and in the oilfield. Jim thinks very highly of the work of the Foundation and particularly likes the concept of longevity – using funds to continue supporting and enhancing local communities for the long term. Jim and his wife Mell, were acknowledged as Community Builders in 2008 and have been supporters of the Battle River Community Foundation ever since.
As a Chartered Accountant, Brandon Kroeger brings a strong financial background to the Foundation and, with his connections to client groups, also hopes that he can provide a fresh perspective to the BRCF table. Brandon says that he feels honoured to be able to contribute to the important work the Foundation does to ensure a stable, long-term future for local organizations.
Corey Kudrowich and his wife Cheryl, reside on their acreage east of Camrose. Corey has 3 adult children Brendan, Kailee (Alex) and Jacob. Corey has owned and operated Kudrowich and Associates Private Wealth Management since 1995. As a Certified Financial Planner, Corey brings unique financial and planned giving experience to the board. “The foundation is like a community RRSP, helping secure the current and the future needs of the community in perpetuity”, he adds “It is the ultimate example of long term investing!
Judy (Drever) Larson has recently retired from work as a Health Care Professional of 39 years. She lives in Killam with roots in Hardisty and Camrose. Community support has always been a strong value encouraged in her family. She is honored to serve as a BRCF Ambassador and has a goal of helping residents in the Flagstaff area understand the great value of a Community Foundation.
James Mayer is a lifetime resident of Camrose and strongly believes in community and being involved with an organization such as the Battle River Community Foundation that supports a wide range of charitable activities within the communities of the Battle River area.
Karin (Boyko) Naslund was born and raised in Camrose and now resides in the County of Camrose with her husband Lee and daughters Amy and Nikky. She is passionate about helping others and has dedicated her life’s work toward serving non-profit organizations. She is honored to serve the community in a way that will make a difference in years to come.
David Ofrim has lived in Camrose for his entire life appreciating the small town community spirit. He joined the family construction business after receiving his degree in engineering from the University of Alberta in 1983. David maintains that a community is best judged by how it responds to the welfare of all its members and the Foundation goes a long way towards achieving that goal.
Bayard (By) Reesor taught Political Studies at Augustana for 30 years before retirement. He believes strongly in giving back to the community, and has served on the boards of the Family Violence Action Society, Music Festival, Camrose Association for Community Living, and the United Church. He also chaired the Provincial Archives Advisory Board. By is honoured to be part of the Community Foundation.
Darryl Schultz has retired from a General Dentistry practice in Camrose. He currently is consulting for the Alberta Dental Association and College and is involved in farming. Darryl believes that the Battle River Community Foundation allows an individual to leverage what time and money they have available to have a positive impact in the lives of people in our community for time to come.