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Kevin McCort is President and CEO of Vancouver Foundation. With more than 30 years of service to the non-profit sector, both in Canada and around the world, he has earned a reputation as a smart, strategic leader who always puts community at the heart of his work.
Since 2013 Kevin has led Vancouver Foundation through a period of significant transformation, with a sharpened focus on donor service, community inspired grant-making and world-class endowment management. Strong growth in new funds and assets enabled the foundation to contribute over $63M towards building healthy, vibrant, livable communities across BC in 2018. As the scale of Vancouver Foundation has grown Kevin has also worked to expand its impact, pioneering new initiatives and innovations that create meaningful change at a community level. Starting in 2015 Kevin led his team in a transformation of Vancouver Foundation’s approach to community granting, with a new focus on seeking systemic change by addressing root causes of pressing social, cultural and environmental issues.
Kevin has also been active at the national level. His work as a member of the expert Panel on Political Activities of Charities led to ground-breaking changes in federal laws governing the sector. In 2019, Kevin was appointed to Canada’s National Committee for Gender Equality.
Before joining Vancouver Foundation Kevin worked with some of Canada’s leading humanitarian aid organizations, including six years as President and CEO of CARE Canada. In 2013, he was awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medal for his leadership in promoting Canadian values of tolerance and social justice across the world. Kevin currently serves on the boards of Community Foundations of Canada, Friends of Vancouver Foundation, and the B.C. Unclaimed Property Society. He is also a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization — a global network for business leaders.
Kevin graduated from the University of Toronto in 1989 with a B.Sc. (Specialist/Honours). In 2005, he earned a Master of Business Administration from Queen's University.