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The Philanthropists’ Circle

You give. We match.The Philanthropists Circle was established in 2009 by a group of dedicated community leaders with a goal of raising matching funds to encourage individuals and corporations to show increased commitment to our community, at a time of urgent need. As a result of this incredible support, thousands of everyday heroes made new donations or increased their gift to United Way.

70_Pamela__Pam_+_Dave_Richardson“We believe strongly that it is vital to contribute to our community and encourage others to support and build a better future for those who are less fortunate and vulnerable.”

Pamela and Dave Richardson


To date, members of the Philanthropists’ Circle have contributed a total of $10.5 million, with individual gifts ranging from $25,000 to more than $1 million. These matching funds helped generate more than $21 million for essential programs in our community. Because of this generosity, we can help ensure vulnerable children and seniors are put on the path for success and independence.

Learn more about the 2016 gift matching program. To learn more about United Way Philanthropists’ Circle, please contact Elaine Fung at 604.268.1317 or elainef@uwlm.ca.