Vision Vancouver Donors: Profiles on the top 5 individual contributors

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Want to know more about some of Vision Vancouver’s individual donors? Take a look at the top five contributors. Donation numbers come directly from Vision’s 2014 Campaign Contributions list, here

David Aisenstat Photo courtesy of Wikipedia.

David Aisenstat Photo courtesy of Wikipedia.

David Aisenstat is the owner and CEO of Keg Restaurants Ltd. He contributed $100,000 of his personal funds to Vision Vancouver. Aisenstat is on the board of Trustees for the Vancouver Art Gallery. He is Vision’s top individual donor.

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Dean Alexander has donated $32,000 to Vision Vancouver. He has reportedly been close to the party for many years. Currently he is CFA Charterholder and a Chartered Accountant of Cypress Capital Management. He is also a member of the Vision Vancouver Executive team. 

Ross Beaty. Photo courtesy of

Ross Beaty. Photo courtesy of

Ross Beaty is known to some as the “mining man.” He has been the director of various companies including: Bank of Montreal, FirstService, Garbell Holdings Limited, Goldcorp, Inmet Mining, Thistle Mining, Canadian Securities Institute, Gardiner Group Capital, Ivanhoé Cambridge Shopping Centres Limited. According to an article by Gordan Pitss published in the Globe and Mail, “These days, he is settling into the role of investor, more than active mining developer.” Beaty donated $30,000 to Vision Vancouver.

Rafii is vice president of Residential Development at Beedie Development Group. According to his Linkedin Raffi has, “been instrumental in the inception and growth of Beedie Living, the company’s residential and mixed-use business units.” Beedie Living is a development group that works in the development of residential and mixed-use projects. Raffi has donated $15,000 to Vision Vancouver.

Chip Wilson, is most known as the founder of the yoga athletic apparel company Lululemon Athletica Inc. Wilson has been active in the Vancouver community and a big supporter Mayor Robertson’s bike lane push. He donated $37,500 to Vision Vancouver.

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