The Douglas College Foundation has three new board members - one of them from Coquitlam.
Ron Baker, assistant vice-president of Canadian Western Bank in Coquitlam, joins the foundation board along with New Westminster business people Wendy Lindvik of HSBC and Ben Kendall of CIBC Wood Gundy.
"I am delighted to welcome these three new directors to help in our fundraising efforts," chair Baj Puri said in a press release. "Increasing numbers of students are enrolling at Douglas College and many of them have significant financial challenges."
He says the foundation is building on its reputation in the Tri-Cities with a new fundraising effort in which the foundation is involved.
Unwined - Sip, Savour and Mingle, is a wine-, beer- and food-tasting event hosted by Coquitlam Centre on May 14 that is raising money for Douglas students as well as for educational funds at Coquitlam Foundation.
Puri says events like Unwined help the foundation raise money for student aid and educational activities that benefit students attending the Coquitlam and New Westminster campuses of Douglas College.
Other members of the Douglas College Foundation Board are: Karen Baker-MacGrotty, Nick Cheng, Gerry Della Mattia, George Home, Darlene Hyde, Suzanne Kyra, Tri-City News publisher Nigel Lark, Karl Maier, Neal Nicholson and Bill Payne.