Vancouver Community Board in action

Our Vancouver Community Board has donated $11.2 million since 2005 to 934 grassroots projects, charities and organizations.


How we made a difference in 2019

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Local charities


Christina Anthony (Chair)

Vice President, Director, Portfolio Manager, and Investment Advisor at Odlum Brown. 

Prior to joining Odlum Brown, Christina was a Portfolio Manager with Goldman Sachs in Seattle and with Goldman Sachs in New York where she traded Investment Grade Corporate Bonds, and spent two years in Investment Banking, helping companies in the northeast raise money for acquisitions. Christina holds her Bachelor of Commerce, Finance degree from the University of British Columbia.

Christina is the Founder and Chair Emeritus of Forum for Women Entrepreneurs of BC (FWE BC), a non-profit organization that has mentored and educated women entrepreneurs across Canada over the past 16 years. She is currently the Chair of the VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation Board and was formerly on the Board of Governors for Capilano University.

In 2015, Christina was the recipient of the Top Under 40 Award by the Investment Industry Association of Canada for her outstanding achievements in money management. In 2011, Christina was honoured with the YWCA Women of Distinction Award in the Community Building category and she received the Association of Women in Finance Community Legacy Award. Christina received the University of British Columbia's Outstanding Young Alumnus Award in 2008, and was named one of Canada's Top 40 Under 40™ in 2007. In 2006, Christina was named one of Canada's Most Powerful Top 100 Women in the Champions category by the Women's Executive Network and the Globe and Mail, and was a finalist for Business in Vancouver's Influential Women in Business Awards. In 2002, Business in Vancouver named Christina one of the Top 40 Under 40 in BC.

Christina grew up in Richmond and currently lives with her husband, Matthew, and four children in Vancouver.


Marilyn Tyfting (Vice Chair)

Senior Vice President and Chief Corporate Officer, TELUS International

Mary Ackenhusen

President & CEO, Vancouver Coastal Health

Charmaine Crooks

President & CEO, NGU Consultants & Five-time Olympian

Fiona Entwistle

Community volunteer

Kelli Erickson

TELUS Business Consultant, and Volunteer Lead, TELUS Community Ambassadors – Vancouver

Tom Grant

Retired Educator & School Superintendent, Coquitlam School District

Jaclyn Leong

Counsel, Legal Services, TELUS (Board Secretary)

Navida Nuraney

Executive Director, ArtStarts in Schools

Bruce Passmore

Executive Director, CPAWS - BC

Curtis Rowe

Senior Community Affairs Manager, TELUS

Patricia Shields

Educational Consultant and Retired Principal

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