Canadian Women’s Foundation — has a very simple yet focused mandate, raise women out of poverty, get women out of danger and get them educated. Kathy was invited in 2011 to attend the annual breakfast as her guest. She contributed a donation and then asked “what can I do to help”. The next year McMillan Wealth Solutions bought a table at the breakfast, stepped up to a sponsorship role the following year and took on selling the corporate tables about the same time.
CWF does not re-invent the wheel but instead they look for who does things well, like shelters for example, the Canadian Women’s Foundation funds them and make them accountable.
Dress for Success — The mission of Dress for Success is to empower women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. Richardson GMP Calgary become a proactive supporter of the organization in 2018 and feel that this cause makes a difference to our community. Richardson GMP is presenting sponsor of SNAP, an annual fundraiser in support of Dress for Success held each spring.
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation — JDRF has been a global leader in the search for an end to type 1 diabetes, through both research funding and advocacy. During that time, they have always talked about a cure as a singular destination: a return to normal physiology.
Karen Boudewyn has been involved with JDRF since 2010, when a close friend’s daughter was diagnosed. The simple words of “how can I help” has stood the test of time and many hundreds of thousands of dollars has been raised through the Promise Gala in Victoria and the Picks and Plates Gala in Calgary.
Institute of Advanced Financial Planners — The IAFP is committed to bringing value to the public and honour to the financial planning profession by ensuring the highest level of excellence and ethics to the industry. To accomplish this goal the board of directors is made up of volunteer IAFP members who have attained the R.F.P. designation.
Kathy started in this industry nearly 30 years ago and knew it was a lifetime of education. She started with a mutual funds license, then my insurance license, then her CFP designation. The R.F.P. designation is more intense then the CFP and it means we are thoughtful and thorough planners and that all our clients have a plan. Kathy believes our clients need and deserve top notch education and commitment from Kathy and subsequently the team. Kathy believes that if we are going to be serious about this business, then we need to take it very seriously. It is a huge fiduciary duty.