Foundation Staff

Stephen Shapiro, Executive Director

Stephen brings extensive experience in philanthropy and health care to the Louis Brier Jewish Aged Foundation. A native of Calgary who has lived in Vancouver for the past 16 years, Stephen is the former President and CEO of the St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation and has held several leadership positions at the University of British Columbia. He has worked in Jewish communal service and served as a volunteer on boards in the Jewish communities of Calgary and Vancouver.

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Tovah Carr, Fundraising Manger

As the Fundraising Manager for the Louis Brier Jewish Aged Foundation, Tovah organizes and executes our annual campaigns, writes grant proposals to foundations and organizations, and assists in the planning and execution of all fundraising events. Tovah enjoys being an active participant in enhancing the Jewish community of Vancouver. She has a lifelong passion for fundraising as she believes it is the means to maintaining and developing the services and programs necessary to address the needs of our community. Tovah holds a degree in Social Science from McMaster University and a post-graduate degree in Social Work from the University of British Columbia.

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Kim Jampole, Office Manager

Kim started with the Foundation in 2011 and oversees and manages the day-to-day functions. With a variety of responsibilities such as organizing board materials, creating and sending written communication or ensuring tribute cards arrive on time. Kim is native to Vancouver and is a long standing member in her synagogue. Along with working in the fundraising office, Kim enjoys the interactions with residents and staff of the Louis Brier.

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Grace Chen, Accountant

Grace has been with the of Louis Brier Foundation since May 2007, and is responsible for accounting and financial matters. Grace is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CGA), and her professional experience spans over 20 years both in profit and non-profit organizations. Her educational background includes a Master of Economics, and a Bachelor of Economics from Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, and a Diploma in Financial Management from BCIT.

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