The Community Arts Council of Vancouver (CACV) has launched the Yulanda M. Faris Young Philanthropist Award to recognize leaders in fundraising for the arts under 35 years old. The winner will receive the award at CACV’s annual fundraiser SWITCH! November 17, 2016, an event that Yulanda Faris co-founded to support the Community Arts Council of Vancouver and the Community Arts Fund.
Yulanda Faris, who passed away in 2015, worked on behalf of the Vancouver arts community supporting opera, dance, the visual arts and literature. She was Co-Chair, along with John Montalbano, of the Community Arts Fund. In 2010, Yulanda and Mohammed Faris were recipients of the Roman John Hnatyshyn Award for Volunteerism in the Performing Arts.
“Yulanda was passionate about the arts and recognized the importance of inspiring the next generation of philanthropists to become engaged in supporting the Vancouver arts community now and in the future”, said Valerie Smaller, President, Community Arts Council of Vancouver.
The criteria for the award will consist of the following: leadership in recent projects or activities supporting the arts, major gifts to arts organizations, board service, and commitment to raising the profile of the arts in Greater Vancouver. As there are a variety of ways to demonstrate leadership in philanthropy, the ideal candidate will fulfill some of these criteria, not all, and/or a combination of them.
Nominations for this award can be made at: https://www.cacv.ca/nominate
Deadline for nominations is October 31, 2016, 11:59pm PST. Nominees will be juried and the winner selected and notified on November 6, 2016.
For more information contact:
Chris Gilpin, Executive Director
604.682.0010 (Office), 604.681.2715 (Mobile)