Aug 14, 2012 – Faye Wightman President and CEO Vancouver Foundation – “Philanthropy”

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 num-ber of important changes designed to increase its impact in BC communi-ties. Prior to joining Vancouver Foun-dation, 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 sev-eral boards, most notably: Imagine Canada, Emily Carr University and BC Housing. Her influence has been rec-ognized by Vancouver Magazine, where she has made their Power 50 list twice. 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.

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