Charlene Taylor

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VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation Donor Story

“I couldn’t Imagine being without her” Oscar-winning filmmaker’s near-death experience sparks a health care legacy Charlene TaylorSenior Associate Director, Gift & Estate PlanningVHG & UBC Hospital Foundation In 2017, David Fine sat in a doctor’s office and listened as he was told his wife, best friend and creative partner—the Academy Award-winning animator Alison Snowden—was going […]

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VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation Donor Story

Brain Aneurysm Survivor Leaving a Legacy for All Charlene TaylorSenior Associate Director, Gift & Estate PlanningVGH & UBC Hospital Foundation Kathy Jenkins with the piano she learned to play as she recovered from brain surgery at VGH. In 2012, Kathy Jenkins suffered a terrifying burst brain aneurysm. It was quickly determined that she needed the […]

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Fred Town

VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation Donor Story

Farmer’s legacy funding the future of brain health Charlene Taylor Senior Associate Director, Gift and Estate Planning VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation When Fred Town was looking for the perfect place to leave a gift in his will that would impact brain health in BC, he turned to his closest confidants for advice. His executor, […]

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The Kong family, donors to VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation

VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation Donor Story

In Honor of a Mother’s Memory Charlene Taylor Associate Director, Gift and Estate Planning VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation Lily Kong (Pang Chui Ling) was a beloved daughter, mother and grandmother who centred her life around her family, including three sons and six grandchildren. She immigrated from Hong Kong to Vancouver in 1967 where she […]

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