The United Church in BC has become a primary beneficiary of one of the largest charitable donations in BC history.
The late Judith Jardine left close to $35 million to the Vancouver Foundation to establish the W. E. Jardine Memorial Fund. That money will be invested in perpetuity, with one half of its annual income, estimated to be approximately $700,000, to be given each year to the British Columbia Conference.
The other half of the income is for the benefit of the Vancouver Foundation itself. As Canada's largest Community Foundation, Vancouver Foundation supports the charitable sector in British Columbia.Other beneficiaries of the estate are the School of Medicine at the University of BC ($6.4 million) and the Vancouver School of Theology ($50,000).