Reinvesting in the Future

Philanthopy Program

Sauder Philanthropy Program



The Sauder Philanthropy Program (SPP) is intended to help build responsible, thoughtful and creative business leaders with a deep understanding of the importance of philanthropy. Based on the belief that charitable giving is a learned behavior, SPP aims to provide Sauder students with unique opportunities to learn first-hand about this practice.

Through the Program, students are given exposure to local philanthropists and business leaders through speaker sessions, workshops, and attendance at community events through SPP’s partners. The Sauder Philanthropy Program is student run, with the support of Sauder faculty, administration and the Development and Alumni Engagement Office.

Past Sauder Philanthropy Program Speakers: 2014/15

Mark Cullen, Former RBC Dominion Securities Director

Kevin McCort, CEO of Vancouver Foundation

Debra Hewson, CEO of Odlum Brown

Kelsey Spitz, Communications & Research Associate at Social Innovation Generation National

Norm Francis, CEO of Boardwalk Ventures

The Stephen’s Family, Nature’s Path Foods

To learn more about the Sauder Philanthropy Program or to get involved, please contact us at: