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Ann Dyke established memorial funds to honour her ancestors
Ann Dyke is the fourth generation in a long line of adventurous—and often seafaring—Lower Mainland women. Her great-grandmother Rosalia Pittendrigh, for example, arrived in New Westminster in 1874...
Legacy Donor Appreciation Event at MOV
June 1, 2017
This year the Museum of Vancouver graciously hosted our annual Legacy Donor Appreciation Event. This event allows us the opportunity to express our gratitude to a group of thoughtful community...
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Donation Calculator
Vancouver Foundation is pleased to introduce a new, easy to use, interactive web tool for you to learn how powerful your donation can be. Our Donation Calculator enables you to immediately see the...
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1. CONSIDER YOUR CHARITABLE INTERESTS What are you passionate about? Arts and culture? Helping children? Medical research? When you establish a Donor Advised Fund at Vancouver Foundation, you will...
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Vancouver Foundation Magazine Fall 2016
We are pleased to release the Fall 2016 edition of the Vancouver Foundation Magazine, The Nature of Belonging. Vancouver Foundation Magazine brings you stories of modern philanthropy. It features the...
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April 10 to 16, 2016, is Make-a-Will Week in British Columbia. It is time to write your will or bring an existing will up-to-date! There are certain significant events in life that cause reflection...
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Michael Gordon, city planner
Michael Gordon wears many hats. He’s an avid skateboarder, a professor and an amateur documentary filmmaker. He’s also a City of Vancouver planner, and has devoted his career to shaping the city and...
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Vancouver Foundation Magazine Fall 2015
We are pleased to release the Fall 2015 edition of the Vancouver Foundation Magazine, Finding Inspiration in Generosity . Vancouver Foundation Magazine brings you stories of modern philanthropy. It...
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Legacy Donor Appreciation Event at Bard on the Beach
September 16, 2015
Each year we hold a Legacy Donor Appreciation event by partnering with local arts and cultural organizations that we have supported in the past. This is a great way for us to showcase these...
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Trevor Hall, Legacy Donor
Born and raised in Burnaby, Trevor Hall understands the importance of every person doing their part to make our community a better place to live. Trevor started his career as a youth care worker for...
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Judie Cummer. Legacy Donor
For the past six years Judie Cummer has been getting together with her neighbours to plan an annual block party, supported by a grant from Vancouver Foundation’s Neighbourhood Small Grants program...
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Takao Tanabe may be one of Canada’s most renowned artists, his 60-year career chronicled in detail by art institutions, journals and the media alike. But there’s a lesser-known side to his success...
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We invited Legacy Donors for a special sneak peek performance of the powerful Stickboy Opera that debuted October 2014, followed by an elegant reception at the Vancouver Opera’s rehearsal space.
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Life is brighter around some people. Things seem more interesting, more colourful when you are near them. It’s as if these people radiate enthusiasm; their zest for life spills over and suddenly you...
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Guests relished being a child while interacting with the many exciting Science World exhibits in the Eureka! Gallery and enjoyed a forceful a capella choir performance by Chor Leoni Men’s Choir.
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Judith Jardine
We know very little about Judith Jardine, which is part of what makes this story so compelling. We know that Jardine was born October 4, 1924; the only child of Gladys and William Jardine; and the...
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Bill and Manny are enjoying their retirement. They both worked hard and invested their money wisely – Bill was a chartered accountant, and Manny (who trained as a miner in Germany) worked in the...
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As a toddler, Larry Wong would wake each morning to the staccato rhythms of his father’s Singer sewing machine. By the afternoon, he would be crawling on the floor, playing amongst clippings of silk...
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We walked with Legacy Donors through the beautiful gardens of the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Gardens on a guided tour and learned a bit of the vast history that lives within the enclosed walls...
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June Wilson
June Wilson taught school for 48 years, most of them at Elphinstone Secondary in Gibsons, B.C. Now in her 80s, she taught generations of children on the Sunshine Coast. “When I came, I taught the...
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Legacy Donors gathered at the Arts Club Theatre for a matinee performance of A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline, a musical tribute of the story of Patsy Cline’s life.
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Gordon Dunn
This month, many metro Vancouver men are sporting brand new moustaches for ‘ Movember ’ in support of prostate cancer awareness and to raise funds. Yet few are aware that one of the most passionate...
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The Vancouver Opera welcomed our guests to a world premier of their original production, Lillian Alling. It was an exceptional story of one woman’s journey, on foot, from New York to Russia through...
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Judith Hall
Judith Hall is a dynamo: a pediatrician, geneticist, lecturer, educator, researcher, advocate, volunteer, member of the Order of Canada, award-winning academic and philanthropist. Although Hall...
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Dal Richards
It’s 9 a.m. A Tuesday morning, and I’m waiting my turn to interview Dal Richards – well-known bandleader, sax player, Freeman of the City, philanthropist, and nonagenarian. “Dal” is being interviewed...
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