The Marg Witty Endowment Fund

The Marg Witty Endowment Fund was created and funded by the Witty Family in honour and recognition of Marg Witty’s contributions to Island Pacific School and the Community of Bowen Island.

Marg served on the board of IPS as chair for the 1996 – 1997 school year. Her phenomenal personality and her reputation in the community were invaluable.

“Marg loved Island Pacific,” Dave Witty said. “She had been taught herself by nuns and she loved the academic freedom of IPS – its emphasis on outdoor activities, the focus on developing critical thinking, and the Masterworks projects for graduating students. She also loved that sports at IPS are inclusive: that both boys and girls are involved, that you celebrate the other team – Ultimate Frisbee, the official school sport, is about everyone having fun.”

As founding Head of School Ted Spear watched the institution grow from “a crazy idea,” to an economically sustainable school for children in grades 6 to 9, he thanks Marg for being a critical catalyst for the School’s development.

Dave says that leaving an endowed bursary is a way to leave a legacy to Marg, a way of ensuring that she will always be a part of this island that she loved.

The Fund’s intent is to provide an annual bursary to one or more deserving IPS students. This fund is administered by the Bowen Island Community Foundation and donations to it can be made through the Foundation on their website, mailed to P.O. Box 18, Bowen Island, B.C. V0N 1G0, or email to arrange your donation.

Marg Witty obituary May 16, 2015