Nominations Open For Yulanda M. Faris Young Philanthropist Award

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. 

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 CACV's Community Arts Fund. In 2010, Yulanda and Mohammed Faris were named the recipients of the Ramon John Hnatyshyn Award for Volunteerism in the Performing Arts.

  • The criteria for the Yulanda M. Faris Young Philanthropist 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 Deadline

Deadline for nominations is October 31, 2016 at 11:59 p.m.

The winner will be notified November 6, 2016 and will receive the award on November 17 at CACV’s annual fundraiser SWITCH!, an event that Faris co-founded to support the Community Arts Council of Vancouver and the Community Arts Fund.

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