Three Richmond residents named to Coast Capital grants team
Three Richmond residents have been named to the Metro Vancouver Young Leaders Community Council, a Coast Capital Savings group that will allocate grants for youth issues.
Corinna Chan, Dylan Acheson and Maggie Kong are part of the 30-years-and-under team tasked with reviewing grant applications and awarding community grants on behalf of Coast Capital.
The council comprises four community representatives and four Coast Capital employees.
“It’s great to have the opportunity to do something meaningful in the community with other young people who share the same energy and passions as you,” said Sonja Baikogli, chair of the council.
“We all haves this desire to make our world better and this program is a unique opportunity to put that energy into motion. Coast Capital Savings is lending a megaphone to our collective voices, and we’re going to use it to make real change for our fellow youth.”
Chan is Coast Capital’s first employee to article for the chartered accountant designation, and has co-chaired the 2009 Zenith Global Citizenship Conference, been co-vice president of the Rotaract Club in Richmond, and is currently on the board of the Richmond Museum Society.
Acheson is a financial services representative who was the recipient of Coast Capital’s 2012 Rookie of the Year award.
He is involved with Scouts Canada and been involved in the Hoops for Heart, Jump Rope for Heart and Relay for Life events.
Kong is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in commerce at the University of B.C.
She is a customer service representative and a former Coast Community Youth Team member. She also sits on the board of directors for Financial Literacy for Youth, which promotes financial literacy in high schools and universities.