Suite 200, 475 West Georgia Street
Vancouver, BC Canada V6B 4M9
Charitable Registration No.: 11928 1640 RR0001
Vancouver Foundation has moved. We are now located at the NE corner of Richards and West Georgia Street, just a few blocks from our old Hastings address. Our phone numbers and e-mail addresses are the same. Please update your records with our new location.
Directions to our new office are here: http://goo.gl/maps/nJwg4
Vancouver Foundation has a team of dedicated professionals, from many different backgrounds and disciplines, who are committed to meeting the needs of our communities and the philanthropic goals of our donors.
President and CEO
Faye is one of Canada's philanthropic leaders. She brings to the Foundation a strong conviction that philanthropy can and should play a powerful role in shaping society. Since her arrival in 2005, she has led Canada's largest community foundation through a number of important changes designed to increase its impact in BC communities.
Prior to joining Vancouver Foundation, Faye was President of BC Children's Hospital Foundation for 14 years and then spent two years as Vice President of External Relations at University of Victoria. She has served as Executive Director for Sunny Hill Foundation for Children as well as Campaign Director for the United Way of the Lower Mainland.
She is on several boards, most notably: Imagine Canada, Emily Carr University and BC Housing.
Her influence has been recognized by Vancouver Magazine, where she has made their Power 50 list three times. As well, in 2004 she was one of five women honoured with the "Influential Women in Business Award," an annual award presented by Business in Vancouver magazine.
Vice President, Marketing & Communications
Martin brings more than 25 years of strategic communications experience to Vancouver Foundation in the areas of media relations, community outreach, marketing, and issues management.
As an independent consultant, he developed and implemented corporate communications programs for a diverse range of organizations including: HSBC Investment Management, Ethical Funds, Westminster Savings Credit Union, Coast Hotels & Resorts, Western Forest Products, WorkSafe BC and Geoscience BC, among others.
Previously, he worked as Director of Investor Relations for a TSX/Nasdaq-listed biotechnology company in Vancouver, and served for five years as Vice President of a national public relations firm, heading up the company’s financial communications practice in Western Canada.
As a former financial journalist, Martin ’s articles have appeared in the Financial Post, Financial Post Magazine, The Financial Times of Canada, Canadian Business, Marketing and many other business and special interest publications.
When he's not planning campaigns, Martin can be found chasing a little white ball around the golf course, cycling around the city or waist-deep in water somewhere in the interior of BC with a fly rod in his hand.
Chief Investment Officer
Diane joined Vancouver Foundation in 2008 and is responsible for all of VF's investments.
Before joining the Foundation, Diane was Executive Director of Investments for UBC's Faculty Pension Plan. Her previous experience includes 11 years of investment banking at ScotiaMcLeod Inc., as Director and VP of Corporate Finance. She has served on the Boards of Directors for Ten Peaks Coffee Company, Insurance Corporation of British Columbia, Pacific Northern Gas, Canadian Scholarship Trust Foundation, Pension Investment Association of Canada, and Vancouver Public Library.
She currently acts as investment advisor or investment committee member to ICBC, Pacific Blue Cross and B.C. Life, Public Guardian and Trustee and Vancouver Opera Foundation.
Diane has an MBA from York University, a BSc from the University of Toronto, and the ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors.
William J. Hallett
Vice President, Finance and Operations
Bill comes to Vancouver Foundation from the Board of Trade where he was the CFO. Prior to joining the Board of Trade, he was the VP, Finance and Accountability for the Rick Hansen Foundation and prior to that held the Senior VP and Chief Operating Officer roles for Sport BC. Bill has also worked extensively in the corporate sector. With an active interest in sport Bill currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Olympic Committee, Triathlon Canada and the Coaches BC.
A Chartered Accountant by profession, Bill holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Windsor and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Toronto.
Vice President, Development and Donor Services
Craig came to Vancouver Foundation in 2007, after seven years with the United Way of the Lower Mainland (UWLM), where his roles included serving as the UWLM’s Director of Major Gifts and Planned Giving and Assistant Director, Resource Development. He has spearheaded a wide variety of highly successful fundraising appeals, including direct mail, employee giving campaigns and leadership giving.
A trusted philanthropic advisor, Craig has pioneered innovative ways to link Vancouver Foundation donors to the causes they care the most about.
Select a Department for staff contact information
- Office of the President & CEO
- Development & Donor Services
- Grants & Community Initiatives
- Marketing and Communications
- Finance & Operations