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Judith Donald Memorial Fund

This memorial fund has been established to honour the caring spirit of Judith Donald to support her charitable passions of family and social causes, focusing on women and children at risk, homelessness, and animal welfare.

Judi met her beloved husband Eldon in Montreal in 1972 and soon after they made their way to British Columbia to begin their west coast life. Her career involved working at the BC Institute of Technology as assistant to the Dean of Business and then at the Township of Langley as assistant to mayors, municipal administrators and various senior managers.

Judi volunteered on many boards and committees over the years such as the following:

  • 2011 - 2013   Director, Pitch-In Canada and Pitch-In BC
  • 2010 - 2011   Health & Social Issues Advisory Committee, City of White Rock
  • 2008 - 2011   Board Secretary and member, Tikva Housing Society
  • 2008 - 2010   Vice-President, Jewish Women International - BC
  • 2009 - 2010   Chair, Friends of Fort Langley National Historic Site Cooperating Association
  • 2006 - 2007   Co-Chair, Metro Vancouver Social Issues Sub - Committee
  • 2006 - 2013   Campaign Chair, Township of Langley - United Way Workplace Campaign
  • 2006 - 2007   Grant Evaluator, United Way of the Lower Mainland
  • 2006 - 2007   Member, Agency & Community Liaison Committee of the United Way Board
  • 2004 - 2007   Member, Langley Homelessness Committee
  • 2003 - 2004   President, Langley Hospice Foundation

In addition to Judi's formal charitable work, she also volunteered personal time to support the values that she held dear. She was an activist who fought for many causes and contributed her time, efforts and money to help make the world around her a better place. Her interests were diverse and encompassed a wide range of causes.

She also adored Annie, her German Shorthaired Pointer (GSP), and Tessa, her past GSP rescue. She had a longstanding love for all animals and their welfare and was a proud supporter of dog rescue organizations.

We welcome you to make a donation in honour of Judith Donald.

If you wish to receive more information about this fund, or have any questions about Vancouver Foundation, please contact Kristin Helgason at or 604.629.5186. 

In order to properly recognize all donors for their contributions, Vancouver Foundation will share your name and donation amount with the fund holder unless you have checked the anonymous box on the donation form. Please note - all donations to this fund will be permanently endowed.

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