On Tuesday June 18, 2019 United Way of the Lower Mainland held its 89th Annual General Meeting.
The gathering was a chance to reflect on the progress made since adopting our 2018-2023 Strategic Plan. In just one year, we’ve implemented many innovative approaches to live our new mission: serving the needs of our local communities, while igniting the desire in everyone to improve the place they call home.
A few highlights from the past year include:
- Clayton Heights residents showing their local love and launching Little Libraries to foster community connections;
- United Way sustaining gang-prevention programs in the Fraser Valley;
- The Government of Canada helping expand our Healthy Aging Initiative to serve isolated B.C. seniors;
- Local donors, volunteers and organizers tackling period poverty with United Way’s Period Promise campaign;
- The Social Purpose Institute at United Way fast-becoming an innovative hub where business leaders join the social purpose movement;
- United Way launching Local Love Funds in several neighbourhoods including Lower Lonsdale on the North Shore;
- And last but not least, the countless local lives made better by United Way programs for kids and seniors, deeply embedded in local neighbourhoods (like moms and tots in South Vancouver, kids in Surrey, isolated seniors in Burnaby and Mission).
For more stories from the past year, go to uwlm.ca/news/
All of this was made possible by our donors, volunteers, supporters and partners. It’s all local love and it all counts.
Board of Directors
The AGM was also a time to recognize our Board of Directors. The Board is a group of dedicated leaders in their professions and in our community. They volunteer their time to help govern United Way with a mix of knowledge, insight and passion.
We would like to thank our outgoing board members:
- Jerry Lampert, past Chair and Community Leader, and
- George Davison, President, Federation of Post-Secondary Educators.
We would like to welcome new member Lori Mayhew, voted in at the AGM. Lori is the Secretary-Treasurer at MoveUP, one of UWLM’s most dedicated labour partners. Lori joins five other new members appointed to the board earlier this year:
- Pauline Hadley-Beauregard, Partner, Strategic Clarity at Crux
- Dan Howe, VP Marketing, Loyalty and Digital Strategies, Save On Foods
- Handol Kim, General Manager, Quadrant Al Business Unit, D-Wave Systems
- Kenton Low, Vice President Marketing, Metrie Inc.
- Owen Rowley, Sales Director, SAP Canada.
These dedicated community leaders join their peers staying on as Board Directors:
- Mark Blucher, President & CEO, Central 1
- Jim Belsheim, Community Leader
- Rudy Kerklaan, Vice Chairman, Connor, Clark & Lunn Private Capital Ltd.
- Janet Andrews, Secretary-Treasurer, New Westminster & District Labour Council
- Helen Blackburn, Chief Financial Officer, Coast Capital Savings
- Frank Crema, Community Leader
- Jennifer Cudlipp, Senior Vice President British Columbia, LifeLabs
- Robin Dhir, President, Twin Brook Developments Ltd. and Strategic Advisor, Fasken
- Walter Gerlach, Directing Business Representative Northwest District 250, International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers
- Nicolas Jimenez, President and CEO, ICBC
- Heather Johnson, Senior Consultant, HR West Consulting
- Lisa Kershaw, Partner and Director, Boyden Canada
- Jeannie Kilby, CUPE Local 402, City of Surrey
- Stephen Kukucha, Partner, PacBridge Partners
- Anna Lilly, Senior Vice-President and Partner, FleishmanHillard HighRoad
- Rob Malli, Community Leader
- Mauro Manzi, Community Leader
- Barb Schimnowsky, Search Practice Lead, Watson Inc.
- Stephen Von Sychowski, President, Vancouver & District Labour Council
To see Audited Financials for 2018-19, click here.
We look forward to sharing our 2018-19 Annual Report later this summer.