2018 award recipients

Making an impact


Donald R. Lindsay, Outstanding Volunteer

Donald R. Lindsay is the recipient of the Association of Fundraising Professional’s Giving Hearts Award for Outstanding Volunteer.

This award recognizes individuals and organizations who exemplify the true spirit of philanthropy.

For the past 12 years, Mr. Lindsay, with the support of his family, tirelessly devoted his time and energy to BC Children’s Hospital Foundation. He served as Chair of the Campaign for BC’s Kids—the largest campaign of its kind in the Foundation’s history—helping to raise $200-million to support the opening of the new Teck Acute Care Centre and the creation of Child Health BC.

Mr. Lindsay recently completed his tenure as Chair of the Foundation’s Board of Directors and he continues to serve as a Director today.

Dare to Dream (D2D) Destiny Foundation, Outstanding Youth Fundraiser

The Giving Hearts Awards also recognized the DARE TO DREAM (D2D) DESTINY FOUNDATION with the Outstanding Youth Fundraiser award—which BC Children’s Hospital Foundation co-nominated with the VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation.

Founded in 2014, D2D is led by Arthur Chan, a survivor of childhood leukaemia who received treatment at BC Children’s. Arthur, along with a team of youth between the ages of 17-23, work to raise funds and pool their talents, passion and creativity to help organizations that support other youth. To date, they’ve raised over $400,000 and have even launched and managed Canada’s first e-Philanthropy store.

Teri Nicholas, YWCA Women of Distinction Award (Nonprofit) and BC CEO of the Year (Not for Profit Community)

Teri Nicholas received the YWCA Women of Distinction Award for the Nonprofit category, as well as Business in Vancouver’s BC CEO of the Year Award for the Not for Profit Community Category.

Teri has always been driven by a desire to help other people. And throughout her career in the nonprofit sector, that’s exactly what she’s done. As President & CEO of BC Children’s Hospital Foundation, Teri has been instrumental in pushing the limits of what’s possible in children’s health care.

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