BCI Receives Naden Band Spirit of Excellence Award for Community Leadership

July 6, 2022

Victoria, BC – BCI is honoured to receive the Naden Band Spirit of Excellence Award from the United Way of Southern Vancouver Island (UWSVI). This distinguished award recognizes an organization with a long-standing commitment to the UWSVI that has achieved incredible results in funds raised, employee engagement, and community impact.

“We are honoured to have the support and partnership of BCI and their employees,” said Mark Breslauer, chief executive officer at the UWSVI. “The corporation’s workplace campaigns are an example for everybody, and we are excited to present the Naden Band Spirit Award of Excellence in recognition of BCI’s significant long-term achievements with United Way. We are truly grateful. On behalf of those helped, thank you.”

As the provider of investment management services for the province’s public sector, all BCI employees share the same sense of purpose to build meaningful futures for British Columbians. For many of our people, this passion is reflected in how they give back to our local communities.

Since 2000, BCI employees have organized an annual giving campaign that has increased awareness and raised more than $1.2 million for the UWSVI. These funds have supported counselling services for those with mental health concerns, programs for new parents, financial literacy training, and other important initiatives that support the community that many of our employees call home.

“This recognition belongs to our generous employees and the many phenomenal campaign committees we’ve had over the years,” said Shauna Lukaitis, chief operating officer at BCI and longstanding executive sponsor for BCI’s United Way campaign committee. “Their passion, dedication, and creativity has created a culture of caring and inspired so many people to get involved, making our community a better place for everyone.”

In addition to receiving the Naden Band Spirit of Excellence Award for our longstanding community leadership, BCI was nominated for UWSVI Spirit Awards in the categories of Leadership Giving, Outstanding Employee Campaign Chair, Outstanding Workplace Campaign, and the Triple Crown Award. These nominations reflect the commitment of our corporate-wide United Way campaign committee, who ran an engaging campaign in fall 2021, raising nearly $58,000 despite many employees continuing to work remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

BCI helps create strong, healthy communities for all where we live and work through a wide range of causes and organizations our employees care about. Beyond fundraising and sponsorship initiatives, BCI employees receive paid time off each year to volunteer with an organization of their choice.

For more information about the work of UWSVI or to make a donation, please visit www.uwsvi.ca

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