Jason McLean reveals trends in charitable sector at upcoming event
Business pacemaker Jason McLean, President and CEO of the McLean Group of Companies and Board Chair of the Vancouver Foundation, is among speakers at Vancouver’s Breakfast to Remember, a breakfast in support of the Alzheimer Society of B.C. On March 7, business and community leaders will meet at the Fairmont Waterfront Hotel in Vancouver to hear inspiring talks over breakfast and share their vision for a world without Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. The annual fundraiser provides crucial support, education and resources for British Columbians living with dementia. For McLean, it’s a cause that hits close to home.
“Like most families, I have a personal connection to Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias through close relatives,” McLean says. “It’s very important work.”
McLean, also CEO of Vancouver Film Studios and Chairman of Blackcomb Helicopters, will focus his talk on the opportunities and challenges from the perspective of a broad-based community foundation. McLean will speak to current trends in social innovation and research within the charitable sector, along with the history of the Vancouver Foundation and its support of the Alzheimer Society of B.C.
Last year 263 people gathered at the Fairmont Waterfront Hotel to raise more than $166,000 to further the Alzheimer Society of B.C.’s work. Combined with the Victoria event, Breakfast to Remember generated $209,000 in 2017 for vital programs and services, advocacy and research to find a cure. Full details and ticket sales can be found here.
Last Updated: 01/31/2018