Mark James Group, Morris and Helen Belkin Foundation – Kivan Club Champion
After serving on the Board of Directors for many years, Mark James (of Mark James Group) recruited his cousins Margaret Corbett and Stuart Belkin to team up to be the first members of the Champions Club for Boys and Girls Clubs in 2013. The opportunity resonated with them because of their long family and personal history of supporting non-profits across the Lower Mainland. It was the chance to have their family members across generations, as well as the staff in their companies, meaningfully engage with the Club members that sealed the deal. After all, the importance of helping others to learn to support non-profits is something they learned from their own parents and grandparents.
From the annual Breakfast with Santa, to the Vancouver Canadians Baseball league, and our Race for Kids fundraising event, representatives of these families and their companies have become regular characters in the cast at the Kivan Boys and Girls Club, where they help our amazing kids to know that community includes generous individuals who care so much that they selflessly give their time, treasure and talents to help all kids to grow up well.