Who We Are

Together we can make a big difference for local students

Supporting Students & Building Futures

Nanaimo-Ladysmith Schools Foundation is a registered charity directed by a Board of community volunteers who raise funds to help vulnerable students, to support Enhanced Learning Initiatives, and to solicit scholarships and bursaries to encourage graduating high school students to continue their education at a college or university. 

All donations are managed in the Foundation’s own bank and investment accounts. A professional accountant oversees financial activity and annual reporting.

Our Mission

Nanaimo Ladysmith Schools Foundation empowers students to create a better future.

Our Values

  • We value all students as individuals and empower them to make a positive difference in their lives and communities
  • We value collaboration and partnerships with the community.
  • We Believe In Hard Work And Dedication​
  • We value strong leadership.
  • We value public education and our unique relationship with Nanaimo-Ladysmith Public Schools
  • We value the connection between successful students and a healthy vibrant community.

Our Vision

Nanaimo Ladysmith Schools Foundation works with students to reach their true potential.

Office Staff

Crystal Dennison

Executive Director

Casey Barry

Administrative Assistant

Sandra Scott


Tracy Gilbert

School Food Coordinator

Morgan Theedom

Program Assistant

Board of Directors Supporting Student Success

Dan Morris


Kathy Berg


Dot Neary


Lesley France


Cindy Shantz


Kim Strynadka


Adam Chantree


Bill Robinson


Dhanook Singh


Toni Wheeler


Leana Pellegrin

Ex-Officio Director

Dale Burgos

Ex-Officio Director

Providing Opportunities & Success

“I believe strongly that youth are our future, and their education during the K to 12 years is of vital importance. We’re grateful that you partner with us to help give students equal opportunities to succeed in school.”

– Ed Poli, NLSF Past President