Virginia is a collaborative leader with over 25 years of progressive experience in the non-profit and post-secondary education sectors. Born and raised in the traditional and ancestral territories of the people of the Treaty 7 region in Southern Alberta, she relocated to the unceded, ancestral homelands of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh nations12 years ago. Professionally, she has been recognized for building sustainable and strategic business and donor relationships. As the Senior Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations at the University of British Columbia’s incredible fundraising team, Virginia specializes in working with strategic and complex donor relationships that provide enriching support for the University community. As a second generation Chinese Canadian, Virginia is committed to being in service to her community and has recently provided her time and energy to the work of the Vancouver Folk Music Festival Society, St. James Music Academy, Camp Fircom Society and is now a Knowledge Philanthropist with Vantage Point. Virginia holds a Bachelor of Business Administration with a minor in Non-Profit Studies from Mount Royal University and a Master of Business Administration from Simon Fraser University, as well as certifications in Volunteer Management, Legacy Giving and Fundraising Management. Virginia has a deep love and respect for the arts and community building, in her spare time you will find her wandering galleries, catching a live music show, listening to writers talk about their work or at the local dog park with the pandemic puppy that her daughter talked her into.