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President's Message

Welcome to the North Shore Community Foundation. Our Foundation has a proud legacy of giving back to the communities of North and West Vancouver, Lion’s Bay and Bowen Island and is part of a network of over 180 Community Foundations across Canada.   Some of these foundations date back decades, while others are more recent. What unites each, however, is a common desire to give back to their respective communities.

The North Shore Community Foundation is no different. Since its establishment in 1988, the Foundation has granted over $1.5 million in financial assistance to a host of worthwhile community programs run by various registered charities here on the North Shore. From an initial endowment of $1,550 in 1989, our funds have grown through the generosity of many donors and benefactors. Today, the assets under management by the Foundation have grown to over $3 million. It is the investment income generated from these funds that allows us to provide grants assistance to deserving groups each year.

 

Our mission is to accumulate and responsibly administer permanent capital that generates income to fund social, cultural, recreational and educational initiatives that directly benefit the residents of the North Shore.
We invite you to get involved in the work of the Foundation – explore our website to learn more about our work; consider donating or helping as a volunteer, or perhaps even serving as a member of our Board.

 

Give back, get involved – you will be glad you did and your community will be too!

 

Mike Boehm
President
North Shore Community Foundation

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Mike Boehm

Executive

      Mike joined KPMG Enterprise in January 2006 and, prior to that, was employed by one of the Big Five Canadian banks for over 20 years serving in various postings in Commercial Banking throughout the Lower Mainland. He has significant experience in the manufacturing and distribution sectors with a strong presence in the food processing sector both from his banking background and now with KPMG. Mike also has extensive experience in the not-for-profit sector with various business, community and sporting groups including Past Chair of Richmond Chamber of Commerce and North Vancouver Chamber of Commerce, Past Director and member of the Executive Committee of the BC Chamber and President of the North Shore Girls Fastpitch Association. Mike and his wife Shelley and their four children have made North Vancouver their home since 1990.

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Michael Boehm

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      Aaron joined the board in 2010 and was born and raised in North Vancouver and continues to reside there with his family.  He is a Chartered Accountant and has worked in public practice for the past ten years with Rolfe Benson LLP.  He manages both private company and not-for-profit organizations focusing on quality control, income tax and estate matters.

Treasurer, Director

Aaron Kuzik

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      Tim works as an Assistant Vice President, Business Banking with HSBC Bank Canada where he manages a diverse group of Account Managers and multiple, varied portfolios of commercial clients operating across British Columbia and overseas.  Tim is a corporate banking professional with over 17 years of experience in the financial industry. During this time, he has worked with both public and private companies ranging from a single owner/operator to many thousands of staff and revenues of up to $10 billion. Prior to joining HSBC in 2001, Tim worked for a commercial lending and consulting firm focused on a wide range of industries.  Tim is a member of the North Vancouver Chamber of Commerce and volunteers with Junior Achievement of British Columbia. He enjoys all aspects of outdoor activity, and has two young children.

Vice President, Director

Tim McMorran

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      Kay has lived in West Vancouver since 1990. She is a lawyer who practices in the areas of wills and estates and family law, and has a lengthy history of volunteering with a range of not-for-profit groups, both at the board and service levels, with a particular interest in mental health and access to justice.

Secretary, Director

Kay Vinall

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      Spending most of his youth in North Vancouver, Chris joined our board in 2016. He is a CEO and Risk Manager who sits on the Executive Teams of Reliance Insurance Agencies and Pacific Marine Underwriting Managers. He began his insurance career working with his father at Reliance in 1995 where he handled auto and homeowner clients. To gain a better understanding of how insurance companies function, in 1997 Chris began working at a leading Canadian insurance company as a commercial underwriter and claims adjustor. To further broaden his experience, in 2000 Chris moved to New York and worked with one of the largest insurance brokers in the world. He moved back to Canada in 2005 and now makes his home in West Vancouver with his wife and their dog, Griffin.

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Chris Ball

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      Najeeb is a partner of Vancouver based labour and employment law firm Roper Greyell.  His legal career also includes having served as Vice-Chair of the BC Labour Relations Board. Najeeb has extensive knowledge of the health sector, as he held several senior positions with the Health Employers Association of British Columbia.  He was previously a member of and Chair of the Board of the North Shore Multicultural Society and is currently also a member of the West Vancouver Community Centre Society Board.  Najeeb and his wife, Shelina Neallani, live in North Vancouver with their two daughters and enjoy hiking the North Shore mountains with their dog, Harry.

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Najeeb Hassan

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     Recently awarded with Connect Corporate’s Top 40 under 40 award, Shannon DeSouza over a decade of paralleled experience in the event and technology industries, with a rich background in sales and marketing. A previous successful entrepreneur, Shannon founded and ran her own events company for ten years and was acquired in 2015. Today, Shannon leads her own marketing firm focused on using "modern tech to power boost your pipeline" and travels the world as an international speaker teaching people about practical tech, lead generation and brand management.

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shannon desouza, MBET

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BRETT TERRILLON

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I began my career in Real Estate in 2002 and have become known in the industry for taking the time to get to know my clients and their specific wants and needs.

My open-door approach ensures my clients never feel intimidated, overwhelmed or afraid to ask questions. I take pride in exceeding clients’ expectations, even after the transaction is complete.

I am not only committed to meeting the needs of my clients, but also strengthening neighbourhoods as a whole through my involvement with charity organizations and community groups.

I truly belief in the importance of giving back to the community and being socially responsible. This has lead me to become involved with organizations such as the JDRF, Have Cafe, Lynn Valley Community Association, Dress for Success and Deep Cove Rowing Club.

Stephanie’s most proud achievement is her happy and healthy family. She has been a resident of the North Shore for over 30 years. 

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Stephanie Orr

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      David is vice-president of Yellow Point Equity Partners, a mid-market western Canadian private equity firm. In that capacity, he sits on the board of several companies and endeavours to support their management teams and overall growth. Since 2015, David has lived in the central Lonsdale area and on the weekends can be found enjoying North Vancouver’s scenic and active lifestyle with his wife and young children.

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David Phillips

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Known as an action-oriented leader, change agent and intrapreneur. My purpose is to inspire organizations (and individuals) to reach their full potential and grow to the next level.

A proven senior leader, strategist and (at times) management consultant with over a decade of experience in business transformation and large strategic initiatives. Specializes in strategy/strategic planning and execution, digital transformation, product marketing, product management, project & technology management.

I am also an advisor at Responsive.AI, the hybrid B2B wealth platform for banks and independent wealth firms using the power of artificial intelligence to increase market returns and customer experience.

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JORDAN WILLMS

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jAMEY TREWARTHA

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