The purpose of the Vancouver Island University Foundation is to oversee management of the Foundation's endowment and, working with the Office of Advancement & Alumni, raise money to support VIU's scholarship and awards program and VIU fundraising activities.
The Vancouver Island University Foundation was founded in 1994 (originally as the Malaspina Foundation) to manage the university's endowment and raise funds to support VIU. The Foundation is a registered charity - 88733 3482 RR0001 (1994).
The VIU Foundation manages an endowment of approximately $15 million on behalf of the university.
Chair: Bruce Williams, CTV Vancouver Island
Vice-Chair: Mike Walker, Mont & Walker Law
Past-Chair: Wahid Ali,TD Waterhouse
Exec. Member: George Hrabowych, Herold Eng.
Secretary: Jim Olsen, Fairwinds Golf Club
VIU President: Ralph Nilson
Executive Director: Julie Keenan, VIU
Board of Directors
Shawn Atleo, Chancellor, VIU
Dave Boyd, Houle Electric
Barbara Coe, CCCU
David Coupland, Madrona Imaging
Catherine Dyck, Tourism Nanaimo
Ross Fraser, Self-employed
Rob Grey, Re/Max
Don Hubbard, Hub City Paving
Karla Irvine, Dominion Lending Centres Vanisle
Jeet Manhas, Casual Images Clothing
Sean McCue, Nanaimo News Bulletin
Jason Nelson, TD Canada Trust
John Phillips, Land use consultant
Cathy Robertson, Community Futures CowichanCarol Smith, RBC Dominion
Grant Starko, Investors Group
Rob Wolanski, Lakeside Dental Clinic, Vancouver Island Implant Centre