Children and care giver play at YWCA Crabtree Corner Child Care Centre

A Lifelong Connection 

Kimberley’s connection to the YWCA began when she was a shy 13-year-old who was forced to sign up as a camp counsellor-in-training for a summer day program in Saskatchewan. Grateful for the experience that slowly pushed her out of her shell, she spent several summers engaged in youth programs at her local YWCA. 

It wasn’t until she moved to Bowen Island in 2006 that Kimberley crossed paths with the YWCA again, a stone’s throw from her downtown office on Dunsmuir Street. This time, with a little less trepidation, she joined as a volunteer spin class instructor at the YWCA Health + Fitness Centre.  

"It was quickly apparent to me how progressive YWCA Metro Vancouver is, with a hand in everything from the state-of-the-art Health + Fitness Centre, to the Hotel, to the many housing communities in the Metro Vancouver area.   

It was a no-brainer for me to commit to the Inner Circle giving program, and it felt good knowing I was a part of the constant progress the YWCA makes in achieving its goals for bettering the lives of women and children.” 

Though she relocated to Nelson, BC in late 2008 after the birth of her son, Kimberley was not ready to sever her relationship with the YWCA. 

"As a high school teacher and single parent of a teenage son, my commitment to the values of the YWCA is as strong as ever. That’s why this year, in re-writing my will, I have decided to include a legacy gift. I know my contribution will support the continued success of the YWCA’s many programs and will also serve to instill these shared values in my son.” 

Legacy Giving
Kimberley and her son skiing on the North Shore mountains

We are grateful to Kimberley’s commitment to our work, and to all of the donors who will keep the YWCA thriving into the future. 

If you would like to leave a legacy gift in your will or learn more about the Legacy Circle, contact JoAnne Fahr at | 604 895 5829.