<< Return to Blog Homepage

SBM Speaker Series

SBM Speaker Series

Energizing Cause Driven Philanthropy –
A Healthcare Perspective

Philanthropy offers people a chance to make a positive difference in the lives of others. But what about the people behind the charitable organizations who steer the commitment, ensure accountability, and manage donations? Cause driven philanthropy is the practice of thoughtfully and intentionally using our time, talents, and resources to give in ways that advance equity, effectiveness, and systems change. In order for this type of philanthropic business to run successfully, a team of community leaders needs to work together to build meaningful relationships that support care and inspire others. 

Dick Vollet, President and CEO of St. Paul’s Foundation and member of CityU’s School of Business and Management Advisory Board, will present at CityU’s next SBM Speaker Series on May 25th. With over two decades of experience in leading charitable organizations, Dick will share his insights on how to inspire others to support your cause and how to make a profound and lasting difference in the community. He will speak on how to run an organization driven by donations and how to ensure that funds are equitably distributed. Dick will also be available for a Q&A Session with attendees. 

Thursday, May 25, 2023 at 5pm PT

About the Speaker

Dick Vollet – President & CEO, St. Paul’s Foundation

Dick Vollet is President and CEO of St. Paul’s Foundation, a registered charity that raises funds to support world-leading patient care, research and teaching at St. Paul’s. In his role, Dick works with community leaders and a committed team of staff and volunteers to build meaningful relationships that support the exceptional care and innovations delivered by physicians, staff and researchers at St. Paul’s. 

Dick came to the Foundation in September 2012 with more than 20 years’ experience in a variety of executive roles including Vice President of Operations of London Drugs, Vice President of Mountain Operations for VANOC, and President & CEO of StreetoHome Foundation. 

In addition to his role at St. Paul’s Foundation, Dick is a member of Imagine Canada’s Advisory Council, working with non-profit leaders across the country to ensure that charities continue to play a pivotal role in building, enriching and defining our nation. He has also completed the ICD-Rotman Directors Education Program. 

View the Recording Here

Prior Events


Philanthropy offers people a chance to make a positive difference in the lives of others. But what about the people behind the charitable organizations who steer the commitment, ensure accountability, and manage donations? Cause driven philanthropy is the practice of thoughtfully and intentionally using our time, talents, and resources to give in ways that advance equity, effectiveness, and systems change. In order for this type of philanthropic business to run successfully, a team of community leaders needs to work together to build meaningful relationships that support care and inspire others.

Dick Vollet, President and CEO of St. Paul’s Foundation and member of CityU’s School of Business and Management Advisory Board, presented at CityU’s SBM Speaker Series on May 25th. With over two decades of experience in leading charitable organizations, Dick shared his insights on how to inspire others to support your cause and how to make a profound and lasting difference in the community. He spoke on how to run an organization driven by donations and how to ensure that funds are equitably distributed.

View the Recording Here

About the Speakers

Dick Vollet – President & CEO, St. Paul’s Foundation
Dick Vollet is President and CEO of St. Paul’s Foundation, a registered charity that raises funds to support world-leading patient care, research and teaching at St. Paul’s. In his role, Dick works with community leaders and a committed team of staff and volunteers to build meaningful relationships that support the exceptional care and innovations delivered by physicians, staff and researchers at St. Paul’s.

Dick came to the Foundation in September 2012 with more than 20 years’ experience in a variety of executive roles including Vice President of Operations of London Drugs, Vice President of Mountain Operations for VANOC, and President & CEO of StreetoHome Foundation.

In addition to his role at St. Paul’s Foundation, Dick is a member of Imagine Canada’s Advisory Council, working with non-profit leaders across the country to ensure that charities continue to play a pivotal role in building, enriching and defining our nation. He has also completed the ICD-Rotman Directors Education Program.

Have you ever wondered how to successfully launch a scalable start up or create an intrapreneurial environment inside of an established company? The ability to manage the interplay of technological, organizational, and human factors within and beyond an enterprise is essential in order to successfully influence business performance and overcome the challenges of innovation and disruption.

CityU’s SBM Speaker Series is back! Industry experts, Chris Chung, COO of Coding Dojo, and Leon Yen, Technical Program Manager at Google, discuss how they overcame some of these obstacles.

View the Recording Here

About the Speakers

Christopher Chung – COO, Coding Dojo
Christopher Chung is a marketer, developer, and entrepreneur. A results-oriented business executive with experience building effective strategic plans and motivating teams, he currently serves as the Chief Operations Officer at Coding Dojo. Mr. Chung has worked with several midsized companies and has a proven record of success growing businesses in a short timeframe.

 

 

Leon Yen – Technical Program Manager, Google
Leon Yen recently joined CityU’s School of Business and Management as an Associate Faculty Member. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience with him, having previously worked as the director of project management, enterprise solutions at ASUS Computer International and a principal engineer at T-Mobile. Mr. Yen currently as a Technical Program Manager at Google. He has extensive knowledge and comprehensive involvement in mobile device development and vendor partnerships and is well-versed in program/product lifecycle management from inception through incremental releases to end-of-life.

The rise of financial technology (fintech) is transforming the banking industry. New technical capabilities are creating innovative opportunities for banking professionals. Boeing Employees Credit Union – BECU – is one of the financial institutions leading these changes and helping to guide the industry into a more tech friendly world.

CityU’s SBM Speaker Series is back, featuring BECU’s EVP and Chief Marketing Officer Tom Berquist. Tom discusses the industry changes on a macro level and how fintech advancements are changing the needs and the financial health of banking consumers. He also provides his insights on how BECU is responding to these changes and plans to approach the future of banking.

View the Recording Here

About the Speaker: Tom Berquist

Tom is the EVP and Chief Marketing Officer of Boeing Employees’ Credit Union. He leads BECU’s marketing, co-operative affairs, affinity programs and strategic planning efforts.

Tom has more than 30 years of experience in the financial services industry and has been with BECU since 1994. He currently serves on the boards of Housing Hope and Business Impact Northwest. Tom holds a BA in Business from the University of Washington and an MBA from Seattle University. Tom is also a member of City University of Seattle’s School of Business and Management Advisory Council.

The past year has taught us the necessity of properly managing supply chain risks. Any errors along the way can cause huge upsets in the final delivery. From global disruptions, such as the Ever Given’s obstruction of a major waterway to more local issues, like the staffing shortages caused by the pandemic, supply chain risks factor into every part of our lives.

City University of Seattle’s School of Business and Management hosted a discussion on Managing Supply Chain Risks, featuring Shaun Harris, a Senior Consultant in Global Supply Chain Management at Slalom Consulting. This was be the first part in CityU’s School of Business and Management’s Speaker Series.

View the Recording Here

About the Speaker: Shaun Harris

Shaun Harris has broad global operations management experience in addition to sales and marketing with 15+ years in global agribusiness. He was part of the management team for a Multi-National Agriculture Trading and Processing company with operations 12 countries that delivered YOY double digit growth.

Shaun recently pivoted to Management Consulting and is now a Senior Consultant with Slalom LLC in the Global Supply Chain Practice. In this role, Shaun helps companies modernize and enhance their supply chain capabilities across a variety of industries and geographies.

Shaun holds a BA in International Business and Japanese from Oregon State University, and an Executive MBA from the University of Washington. Shaun is also a member of the Advisory Council for School of Business and Management at City University of Seattle.


Published January 4, 2022

YOU MIGHT ALSO BE INTERESTED IN...

REQUEST INFORMATION