The mission of the Whatcom Community Foundation is to amplify the force of philanthropy – by connecting people, ideas, and resources – so that communities flourish. Their vision for Whatcom County is simple and powerful: Everyone who lives here thrives.
Learn more about the work of the Whatcom Community Foundation on their website.
The Community Foundation is proud to be the fiscal sponsor of the Arch of Healing and Reconciliation project. Fiscal sponsorship is a mechanism that enables individuals and organizations to start new programs like the Arch of Healing & Reconciliation, without establishing a new, separate nonprofit organization. The Community Foundation has served as a fiscal sponsor for many important community projects including the Fairhaven Village Green, the Depot Market Square, and the Ferndale Library. As a fiscally sponsored project, the Arch of Healing and Reconciliation receives their charitable status from the Whatcom Community Foundation, and every donation is tax deductible.
Project Steering Committee
|Satpal S Sidhu (Chair)||Whatcom County Council Member|
|Tim Douglas (Vice Chair)||Ex Mayor of City of Bellingham, WA State Dept. of Commerce|
|Mohinder S Sangha||President, Lynden Sikh temple|
|Terry Bornemann||Bellingham City Council Member|
|Dr. Paul Engelsberg||Professor of Education|
|Dr. Frank James||Physician|
|Amarjit S Brar||Farmer|
|Ning Yu||Western Washington University|
|Manjit S Sandhu||Farmer|
|John McGarrity||Community Leader|
|Noel Higa||Engineer, Whatcom County|
|Sukhwant S Gill||Business Entrepreneur|
|Jianna Zhang||Western Washington University|
|Carole Treshima||Western Washington University|
Fund raising Committee
Installation Ceremonies Committee
Liaison Committee (Corporations and Businesses, Community Organizations and Elected Officials)
Ethnic Food Festival Committee