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VCC Foundation welcomes new director Alister Mathieson

Posted on March 16, 2023


VCC Foundation director Alister Mathieson

The VCC Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Alister Mathieson to the Vancouver Community College (VCC) Foundation Board of Directors. Alister joins the Board of Directors with a wealth of business and fundraising expertise in the post-secondary sector.

“We are extremely pleased to welcome Alister to the Foundation Board,” says Ken Cretney, Chair VCC Foundation Board. “His expertise and experience in working and leading college fundraising will be invaluable to our organization.” 

After working as a VP of Global Business for The Thomas Cook Group, Alister joined Humber College (the largest college in Canada) in 2001 as Dean, School of Hospitality, Recreation and Tourism. In 2013, he became VP of Advancement and External Affairs responsible for business development, fundraising and global partnerships. Following his retirement from Humber in 2019, he and his family moved to British Columbia.

“I am excited to give back and to support the VCC Foundation to create new partnerships and bring people together,” says Alister.

Alister is appointed to the VCC Board for a three-year term and joins the current roster of directors including:

  • Ken Cretney, Chair
  • Mark Andrew
  • Geoff Bowman
  • Zoran Kovacevic
  • Barb Steele
  • Peter Van Dyke
  • Kay Wong-Alafriz

About VCC Foundation

Founded in 1983, the VCC Foundation is a registered charitable organization under the Canadian Income Tax Act. It is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors and operated by a professional and experienced staff team.

The VCC Foundation and VCC enjoy an independent yet interrelated relationship. Together with the support of our community of donors, the VCC Foundation has raised funds to support new buildings, classroom equipment, special projects; as well as for scholarships, bursaries, awards, and much more to enrich each student's educational experience.