BC Unclaimed welcomes Kate Hammer to board of directors

May 4, 2023

The BC Unclaimed Property Society (BC Unclaimed) has appointed Kate Hammer, Vice President, Engagement, at Vancouver Foundation to its Board of Directors.

We are excited to welcome Kate to our Board and look forward to benefitting from her 15 years of experience in public policy, advocacy, social impact and journalism. In her current position, she is responsible for leading communications, advocacy, marketing, research and engagement functions at Canada’s largest community foundation, which administers over 1,600 funds on behalf of individuals, families, corporations and charities throughout B.C.

Kate wealth of expertise in marketing, government relations and social impact will be invaluable as we continue to raise awareness about the existence of unclaimed funds in the province and make our services more accessible to British Columbians.

Kate has extensive experience serving on think tank and non-profit boards, including the BC Centre for Ability, the BC Association of Neighbourhood Houses, the BC Steering Committee of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives and the Parkdale Queen West Community Health Centre.

She replaces outgoing Board member Kevin McCort, President and CEO of Vancouver Foundation, who recently stepped down after serving ten years on the BC Unclaimed Board. We thank Kevin for his years of service and contribution.

Kate started her career as a reporter covering news for the New York Times and the Globe and Mail and has won awards for her feature writing and investigative work. She later served as a senior advisor to a former Premier of Ontario and as Director of Government Relations at Vancity.

She holds an M.Sc. from New York University and a B.Sc. from Queen’s University.

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