Join the Community Foundation of Whistler for the second annual fundraising event for the Kathy Barnett Leadership Endowment Fund featuring guest speaker Faye Wightman, President and CEO of the Vancouver Foundation. Attendees will have the opportunity to bid on one-on-one mentor experiences with influential community leaders.
The Kathy Barnett Endowment Fund
The Kathy Barnett Endowment Fund was created in 2008 in memory of Kathy Barnett, a former Whistler resident who co-founded the Pique Newsmagazine, was a founding director of the CFOW, past chair of the Whistler Chamber of Commerce, the Whistler Chamber’s Business Person of the Year in 2002, board member of the Women’s Enterprise Centre of British Columbia, and appointee to the BC provincial Ministry of Small Business and Revenue’s roundtable on small business. In these and other roles, Kathy always provided clear leadership and encouraged her friends and colleagues to accept new challenges while giving them the confidence to believe that they would succeed. The endowment fund provides leadership grants to women living the Sea to Sky Corridor who are looking to improve their skills for the betterment of the community.
Faye Wightman, President and CEO of the Vancouver Foundation, is one of Canada’s philanthropic leaders. Since her arrival in 2005, she has led Canada’s largest community foundation through a number of important changes designed to increase its impact in BC communities.
Prior to joining Vancouver Foundation, Faye was President of BC Children’s Hospital Foundation for 14 years and then spent two years as Vice President of External Relations at University of Victoria. She has served as Executive Director for Sunny Hill Foundation for Children as well as Campaign Director for the United Way of the Lower Mainland. She is the chair of Imagine Canada and is on the board of Emily Carr University. She has also been a member, on the board, and/or served as president for numerous not-for-profits and other organizations.
Faye’s vision and her strong commitment to philanthropy were recognized in 2004 when she was one of five women honoured with the “Influential Women in Business Award,” an annual award presented by Business in Vancouver.
Date: Friday, March 9, 2012
Location: Fairmont Chateau Whistler
- $65 + HST for individual Luncheon tickets
- $600 + HST for a table of 10 at the Luncheon
NEW THIS YEAR: Exclusive VIP Apres
An exclusive VIP Apres will be held at La Rua restaurant from 2:15pm-4:00pm. This is an opportunity to mix, mingle and network with your favourite friends, colleagues and esteemed community members.
- $35 + HST for individual tickets
Only 50 tickets will be sold. Entrance includes two glasses of wine or champagne and hors d’oeuvres, prepared specially by Whistler’s Chef of the Year, RD Stewart. Attendees will have the special privilege of bidding on Mentor Experiences not available at the luncheon. VIP Apres tickets can only be purchased in combination with a luncheon ticket.
For more information, contact Nicole Etherington, Events Project Manager, at 604.932.5922 ext. 24 or firstname.lastname@example.org.