Helmy Louwe Younker Memorial Endowment

Kacey Hughes, Soda Fired Vase, 2018, Soda fired porcelain, 5 x 3.75 inches, Photo: Kacey Hughes

In December 2022, the NWCF was given a very generous endowment of securities worth $170,000 by Mr. Richard Younker in memory of his late wife, Helmy Louwe Younker.  This donation provides an income stream to support the Helmy Louwe Younker Memorial Endowment, substantially enhancing our mandate to contribute to the development and sustenance of educational programs and activities for ceramics artists and the ceramic arts in Western Canada.  The Endowment will be used to provide post-secondary opportunities for students studying ceramics in BC colleges and universities, as well as other projects. For more on these scholarships, please see here.

The NWCF expresses their profound gratitude to Richard Younker for his trust and support, which is so vital to enhancing our educational mandate and ability to promote ceramics in British Columbia.