“You can have everything in life you want, if you will just help other people get what they want.” ~ Zig Ziglar
Kindness and community are integral values in my life. That’s why I dedicate this section of Lighthouse’s website to support philanthropic initiatives and causes.
All our contributions and efforts can make a difference to build strong, thriving communities — right in our backyards or further afield. Together, we can create change and here’s how.
Presented by Squamish Savings, a division of Vancity – the COMMUNITY BEACON AWARD is an opportunity to take part in Lighthouse’s award nominated mentor program free of charge. We are proud to offer two Community Beacon Awards for the 2019-20 mentor season: one to a female employed in the non-profit sector and another to a female entrepreneur from the indigenous community. Jump over here to learn more about the mentor program.
Community Beacon Award Recipients for Lighthouse’s 2018-19 Mentor Season are:
Gizem Kaya, Whistler Community Services Society
Jill Patrick, Smudged Grant Writing
Lending teams are self-organized groups where members can connect with one another and rally around shared lending goals designed to alleviate poverty. Leveraging the internet and micro-finance institutions, individuals can lend as little as $25 to help create opportunity around the world with 100% of every dollar you lend on Kiva going directly towards funding loans. From Honduras to Sierra Leone, the United States to Bolivia here is a peek at the entrepreneurs we have supported through Lighthouse’s Lending Team. Will you join us?
Whistler Blackcomb Foundation supports larger, everlasting community projects within the Sea to Sky Corridor. They are dedicated to providing financial support to organizations whose activities provide benefit to residents. Since 1992, they have raised over $9.4 million for registered local charities making it the larges fundraising organization in the area. I am proud to be a Board Member of this incredible organization.