Alma Lee Legacy Fund

In 2006 the Vancouver International Writers Festival created an endowment fund celebrating the accomplishments of its founder, Alma Lee. The fund has grown to over $660,250, thanks to many generous donations from individuals and matching contributions from our government partners, the Province of BC through the BC Arts Renaissance Fund, and the Department of Canadian Heritage.

The fund will increase our ability to present international writers of significant stature to Festival audiences, develop Spreading the Word programs for schools and help us plan for the future. The BC Arts Renaissance Fund and Canadian Heritage have announced that they will continue to match donations to the Alma Lee Legacy Fund until the end of 2007. This is a rare opportunity to give more than you ever thought possible. For more information on the Alma Lee Legacy Fund please visit our Be A Friend of the Festival pages or call Ann McDonell at 604 681 6330 ext 104.

 


Lead Donors

Colin & Helen Harris
Jab Sidhoo
Yosef Wosk
The Vancouver Sun
Cynthia Woodward Development Fund

Sandra Garossino
Sheahan & Gerald McGavin
Rudy & Patricia North

Megan Abbott
Douglas Coupland
Yulanda & Moh Faris
Anne & Tony Giardini
Scott Griffin
KMC Foundation
Caroline Lawrence
Bonnie Mah
Joanne & David McDonald
Tracey McVicar

Brenda & Michael O’Keefe
Ebie & Ian Pitfield
Rod & Laurie Scheuerman
Helen Shore
Yasmeen & Andrew Strang
Thomas Allen & Son Ltd.
W.A.U. Nicoll Robertson Charitable Foundation Trust
John Welson
Jan Whitford & Michael Stevenson

 
Joy Alexander
Denise Anderson
William & Barbara Armstrong
Dorothy Baert
Amy Berlin
David Boudinot
Dawn Brennan
Ruth Brodie
Joanne & Peter Brown
Allan & Sherry Buium
Hilde Colenbrander
David Conlin
Mary Cooney
Lynn Copeland
Patricia Crowe
Barbara Curran
Janice & Doug Dalzell
Cherry Davies
Barbara Dawson
Diana Debenham
Mary Doherty
Lesley Duffy
Corinne Durston
Dalyce Epp
Finola Finlay
Jane Flick
Marilyn Friedman & Mary Morris
Judy Gale
Nancy Garrett
Julia Gibson
Audrey Gill
Gordon B. MacRae Law Corporation
Sally Harding
Rania Hatzioannou
Judith Helliwell
Richard Hopkins
Ann Howe
Leslie Hurtig & Doran Chandler
Sandy Ingham
Elsie Jang
Sheila Jeck
Richard Johnston
Margaret Kapturkiewicz
Maura Keenan
Danelle Laidlaw
Patricia Laidley
Phoebe Larmore
Lorey Lasley & Brian Schecter
Fiona Lehn
Shirley Lew & Lachlan Murray
Lesley Llewellyn
Susan Masi
Margaret Mason
Moshe Mastai
J. V. McClelland
Judy McFarlane
Deborah McIntosh
Nicola McLaren
Patricia McNeill
Ann-Marie Metten
Sandra Millard
Barbara & Ormond Mitchell
Lana Okerlund
Nora Osborne
John Pearce
Aileen Penner
Alyssa Polinsky
Marion Porath
Beverley Price
Lonnie & Susan Propas
Linda Robbins
Janine Root
Melanie Rupp
Samco Printers
Pete Sarsfield
Mary Schendlinger
Minna Schendlinger
Carol Schneider
Andrea Seale & Andrew Hill
Carole Shaw
W. Patrick Shellard
Pippa Shepherd
Jennifer St. Denis
Joyce Statton
Samantha Sternberg
Eileen Steward
Ian & Janie Strang
Diane M. Stuart
Jennifer Sweeney
The Harding Agency
Joy Coghill Thorne
Rhea Tregebov
Lorenz von Fersen
Hal Wake
Barbara Walasko
Patricia & Marshall Wilensky
Shirarose Wilensky
David Wong & Jeffrey Boone
Fei Wong
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Writers Campaign

Campaign Co-Chairs: Margaret Atwood and Michael Ondaatje

Caroline Adderson
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichi
Shauna Singh Baldwin
Antonia Banyard
bill bissett
Kate Braid
Nicole Brossard
Suzanne Buffam
Sharon Butala
Barry Callaghan
Silver Donald Cameron
Roch Carrier
Kevin Chong
Karen Connelly
Patrick Crean
Wade Davis
Maggie de Vries
Brian Doyle
Sarah Ellis
M.A.C. Farrant
Cynthia L. Flood
Dennis Foon
Patrick Friesen
Gary Geddes
William Gibson
Barbara Gowdy
Wayne Grady
Genni Gunn
Elizabeth Hay
Robert Heidbreder
Jack Hodgins
Pauline Holdstock
Linda Holeman
Greg Hollingshead
David Homel
Isabel Huggan
C.C. Humphreys
Nancy Huston
Frances Itani

Quintin Jardine
Janice Kulyk Keefer
José Latour
Dennis Lee
Andrea Levy
Margaret MacMillan
Claudio Magris
Colum McCann
Val McDermid
Ken McGoogan
Tessa McWatt
Angela & George McWhirter
Maile Meloy
Stephen Miller
Ken Mitchell
Donna Morrissey
William & Margaret New
Kathleen Oliver
Micheal O’Siadhail
P.K. Page
Edward O. Phillips
Beth Powning
Jack Prelutsky
Monique Proulx
Andrew Pyper
David Reynolds
Nino Ricci
Nancy Richler
Anne Robillard
Peter Robinson
Val Ross
Merilyn Simonds
Joan Skogan
Rosemary Sullivan
Timothy Taylor
Miriam Toews
Chieri Uegaki
Seán Virgo
Richard B. Wright
Rachel Wyatt
Paul Yee
Patricia Young
Jan Zwicky