In the summer of 1989 the family owned company Payless Gas was sold. The local community had been so supportive to the family business that Allen and Loreen Vandekerkhove wanted to give back to the community and so the Allen and Loreen Vandekerkhove Family Foundation was born.
Since then, the Foundation has had an energetic and compassionate board made up of the founding members, Dr. Allen Vandekerkhove (Hon., LL.D), and Dr. Loreen Vandekerkhove (Hon., LL.D) , along with well respected business professionals of the Greater Victoria area.
The board members are an integral part of the foundation as they reflect decades of expertise within the business world and charitable organizations of Vancouver Island. They are committed to the community and its needs.
Since its inception the foundation has donated over 8 million dollars back to the community.