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
North Shore Community Foundation

Mike Boehm

MEET OUR executive TEAM


Michael Boehm,


With a background in commercial banking, Mike has been the VP of Business Development at KPMG for the past 15 years. His wife Shelley and him have raised 4 children in North Vancouver, and are deeply invested in making the North Shore a better place to live. As the President of the NSCF Board, Mike combines his creative vision with a strong business acumen and passion to make a difference in his community. One can find him enjoying the North Shore outdoors in his spare time. In his next life, he would want to come back as himself, but with all the life lessons he has learned thus far.

Tim McMorran,

Vice President

When he isn’t heading the Commercial and Corporate Banking sector at HSBC bank, Tim can be found enjoying the wonderful outdoors with his wife and two children. As a lifelong resident of the North Shore, Tim is a sports enthusiast and shares his talents by coaching in his spare time. He brings a practical sense of direction and stability to the NSCF as the Board Vice President. In his next life, he would love to come back as Ricky Gervais and “call it the way it is!”

Shannon DeSouza,

Executive Director

Shannon is an award winning digital marketer and 2 time entrepreneur with a successful exit. She enjoys swimming, hiking and spending time with her friends on a sunny patio. Originally from Toronto she moved to the west coast five years ago to embrace a less stressful lifestyle and has never looked back. Shannon has a very strong background in software and has been working with the North Shore Community Foundation to elevate and modernize their digital footprint. If she could have dinner with anyone (dead or alive) she would choose Jesus, so she could hear his lessons and stories first hand.


Brett Terrillon,

Board Treasurer

A third-generation North Shore resident, Brett and his wife currently live in the historic and hip waterfront community of Lower Lonsdale. Working at KPMG as a CA in the audit practice, he lends his money savvy to the NSCF by serving as the Board Treasurer. An avid runner, Brett spends his free time training on the North Shore trails. In his next life, he would want to come back as a dog, because “it would be so fun!”



Aly Karmali,


With over 25 years in the banking and financial sector, Aly is currently the VP at BDO Canada. He is an avid golfer and frequently enjoys the wonderful golf courses the North Shore has to offer. As someone who loves to travel and experience new cultures, it was no surprise that when asked if he could have dinner with anyone in the world (dead or alive) he picked Anthony Bourdain!


Stephanie Orr,


With a degree in Physical and Health Education, Stephanie has been a realtor for the past 18 years. She and her husband Brad have been long time residents of the North Shore where they have raised 3 amazing children. Stephanie is a passionate advocate for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation that raises money to fund research for a cure for Type 1 Diabetes. She enjoys participating in community sports and recreation in her free time, and given a choice, would love to have dinner with Sir Richard Branson.


Chris Bond,


Recently retired from serving as the Director of Finance and Operations at Miles Industries Ltd., Chris spends his time pursuing his philanthropic and artistic pursuits, which include the NSCF, music, art, acting and gardening. Him and his wife enjoy spending time with their grown children. If he could have dinner with anyone (dead or alive) he would pick Michelangelo.


Jordan Willms,


Jordan is the Director of Marketing and Commercialization at Finning International and lives in Lynn Valley with his wife and two young daughters. In his spare time, he and his family make use of all the perks the North Shore has to offer including skiing, mountain biking, hiking, as well as visiting local libraries and community centers. In his next life, he would love to come back as his great grandfather James Gladstone, who was the first status Indian to be appointed in the Senate of Canada before status Indians had the right to vote in federal elections!


David Phillips, 


A Private Equity Partner by profession, David has been instrumental in shaping the NSCF’s strategic plan and is very involved with the Marketing committee. He lives on the North Shore with his wife and 3 young children. In his rare spare time, he enjoys playing squash, swimming, skiing and is also an avid reader. If he could have dinner with anyone (dead or alive) he would pick Alexander the Great!    


Raf Sansalone,


A North Shore for the past 47 years, Raf has recently retired from a long career as Director of HR at Bordon Ladner Gervais LLP. In addition to lending her unique skill set to the NSCF, she enjoys reading and taking yoga classes, as well as spending time with her family. Given a choice, she would love to have dinner with Oprah.



Ira Mistry,


Living on the North Shore since immigrating to Canada 15 years ago, Ira considers herself a “wearer of many hats”, working with the Foundation, the North Shore School District as well as the teaching Zumba classes with the NV Recreation Commission. In her rare spare time, she can be found taking dance classes, reading, or on local trails with her husband and 3 young children. If she could have dinner with anyone, it would be Maya Angelou.


Courtney Brice,

Marketing Volunteer

Born and raised on the North Shore, Courtney was brought on to be our Social Media intern in early March of 2019. Courtney is currently in her last year at Capilano University with a Bachelors Degree in Communication Studies. When she is not volunteering with the foundation, Courtney works with our Executive Board Member, Shannon DeSouza, at her digital marketing business, DeSouza on Demand. Courtney also grooms her own side photography business and often takes photos at our events. If she could have dinner with anyone, it would be Jane Austen.


Jess Steward,

Marketing Volunteer

Born and raised on the North Shore, Jessica is a 4th year communications student at Capilano University. She loves getting involved and volunteering her time in the community to gain as much professional experience as possible. After graduation she has a vision of joining a not for profit organization to assist with their marketing, fundraising and events. When she is not volunteering with the foundation, Courtney works with our Executive Board Member, Shannon DeSouza, at her digital marketing business, DeSouza on Demand.  If she could have dinner with anyone, it would be Ellen Degeneres. 

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