VANCOUVER, June 3, 2013 /CNW/ - Vancouver Foundation will announce a
major new community outreach initiative and funding program on Tuesday,
June 4, in response to His Excellency the Right Honourable David
Johnston, Governor General of Canada's call for Canadians to build a
more "smart and caring" nation leading up to Canada's 150th birthday in 2017.
The June 4 event will feature presentations by:
His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of
Ian Bird, President and Chief Executive Officer, Community Foundations
Gordon MacDougall, Chair, Vancouver Foundation
Faye Wightman, President and CEO, Vancouver Foundation
Andrea Reimer, Councillor, City of Vancouver
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Media Registration - 9:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.
The Governor General arrives at 9:30 a.m.
Presentations - 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Alice MacKay Room, Library Square Conference Centre
350 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC
Presenters will be available for media interviews immediately following
About Vancouver Foundation
With almost 1,500 funds and assets totaling $814 million, Vancouver
Foundation is Canada's largest community foundation. In 2012,
Vancouver Foundation and its donors made more than 4,000 grants,
totaling approximately $46 million to registered charities across
Canada. Since it was founded in 1943, Vancouver Foundation, in
partnership with its donors, has distributed more than $917 million to
thousands of community projects and programs. Grant recipients range
from social services to medical research groups, to organizations
devoted to arts and culture, the environment, education, children and
families, disability supports for employment, youth issues and animal
SOURCE: Vancouver Foundation
For further information:
Vancouver Foundation Communications