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Alexandra June 10 2024

Alexandra Pearson

Executive Director, Finance and Fund Administration

Stacie Graham Jun 10 2024

Stacie Graham

Donor Relations and Community Engagement Manager

Denise Howell June 2024

Denise Howell

Executive Director, Grants and Communications

Rebecca Johnston June 10 2024

Rebecca Johnson

Executive Assistant and Office Manager



Are you community-minded, want to make a lasting impact on the North Shore and are seeking a volunteer role that will utilize your experience and knowledge while helping those in the community?

The West Vancouver Foundation (WVF) is a community foundation, founded in 1979 by a group of local residents that wanted to inspire and steward local philanthropy. As a community foundation, we understand the North Shore – from the local issues and needs to the people and organizations doing the best work to address these issues. The past 45 years, WVF has granted over $13 million into the community. We are seeking nominations for individuals, with a passion for community-building, to volunteer at the Foundation. There are currently 4+ positions available.

The Board meets 5 times per year for board meetings, as well as 2-4 other workshops or events throughout the year. As a board member, you provide leadership to the organization and help set the direction of the Foundation.

We are seeking those with past board experience, as well as experience working with youth or in education. Ideally the candidate will also Chair the Scholarship Committee.

Ideal candidates will:

  • Be active in the non-profit sector such as serving on another board or in a high-level volunteer capacity.
  • Reside in West Vancouver, North Vancouver, Squamish Nation or Lions Bay.
  • Have experience working with youth/teens.

If this sounds like you, we are looking for an individual who wants to:

  • Attend 5 in-person board meetings annually and 2-4 board development sessions.
  • Attend optional partner events such as open houses and celebrations.
  • Actively serve on the Scholarship committee.
  • Have curiosity about the community foundation movement.
  • Serve for a term of 2 years, with the option to serve for 2 additional terms, starting September 2024.

The Governance committee ensures that the Board fulfills its legal, ethical and functional responsibilities. They eensure there is compliance with the Constitution and Bylaws of the Foundation, the Terms of Reference adopted for each Board committee and the Policies that the Board has approved and adopted are implemented. In addition, the committee answers questions about the appointment of directors, directors’ terms, fund agreements, compliance with terms of reference and/or policy and will often refer other issues to the Committee for discussion and action.

Meetings are held 2-3 times per year, plus emails, and the ideal candidate will have a legal background or experience with non-profit governance.

The purpose of the Finance & Audit Committee is primarily to provide financial oversight for the organization. The committee meets monthly and key responsibilities include budgeting & financial planning; reporting; creating, updating and overseeing internal controls and accountability policies; and overseeing the annual audit. Candidates should have an accounting background and preferably an accounting designation.

We are seeking 2-3 community volunteers to provide administrative support and general coaching for the Youth Philanthropy Council (YPC) committee. The YPC’s mission is to activate youth leadership and generosity through philanthropy, with the goal of understanding and addressing the changing needs of youth in the community. Six events will be held between September 2024 to May 2025. The Adult Coordinator can expect to spend around 4 hours per week (could be split amongst the adult volunteers) supporting the Youth Committee, plus attend the 6 events. Volunteers must be at least 19 years old and ideally have experience working with youth/teens or in education.

See the full role description here>>

If you are energetic and eager to put your experience and enthusiasm to work for the health and vibrancy of our North Shore community the WVF may be for you. We are committed to the principles and practices of an inclusive and equitable recruitment process.  Our goal is to be representative of the communities we work with, and we encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds such as age, ethnicity, religion, social, gender and experience.

Interested applicants please apply in writing, indicating which role you are interested in and your relevant experience, to:

Please apply by July 15th