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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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Gino De Piero, Donor, VGH & UBC

VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation Donor Story

For Family, For Community: A Life of Giving Carries On Charlene Taylor Senior Associate Director Gift & Estate Planning VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation Gino de Pieri gave everything to his family No matter what life threw his way, he was there to step in and provide much needed care to make sure they would […]

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Jim McQueen

VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation Donor Story

Generosity Drives Health Care Charlene Taylor Associate Director, Gift & Estate Planning VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation   Jim McQueen and his wife, Pat, had a long bucket list of countries they wanted to visit together. In 2008, two weeks before Pat died of cancer, the pair managed to visit the final country on that […]

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