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LIFT Philanthropy Partners Welcomes Glenn Wong to Board of Directors

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VANCOUVER, Aug. 5, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- LIFT Philanthropy Partners is pleased to announce Mr. Glenn Wong, has joined its board of directors. The corporate director, marketer and CEO of a variety of growth companies brings a wealth of knowledge to LIFT and its efforts to support health, education, skills training and employment across Canada.

"We are pleased to welcome Glenn Wong to our board of directors," said Jane Pepino, chair of LIFT Philanthropy Partners. "Glenn's knowledge along with his extensive executive leadership experience and track record of success with high-growth and large-scale companies will play an integral role in LIFT's efforts to support transformational social change in Canada."

Mr. Wong founded Catalyst Solutions Inc. and has been its Principal since February 2001. He believes in accelerating an organization's success by providing a combination of business expertise and strategic advice to help leverage the organization to another level.

Mr. Wong has served as President/CEO of several companies including Electronic Arts Canada, Rogers Cable TV BC and BC Hot House – a growers' cooperative. Previous to that, Glenn worked for Procter & Gamble and Nabob Foods, rising to Vice President of Marketing.

"LIFT Philanthropy Partners offers an impactful business model to create catalytic change in the social sector in Canada by assisting social purpose organizations to address important social issues. I am pleased to join LIFT's board and contribute to these efforts to improve the well-being of people across the country by helping them help themselves," said Mr. Wong.

Mr. Wong holds a B.Comm from the University of British Columbia and is a certified corporate director. Glenn is also a two-time winner of the American Marketing Association BC Chapter Marketer of the Year Award.

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About LIFT Philanthropy Partners

LIFT is a not-for-profit organization that believes vulnerable and at-risk Canadians deserve access to the tools and opportunities they need to thrive in society. LIFT invests in not-for-profit, social enterprises and other organizations with proven results addressing health, skills development, education and employment in Canada. Through hands-on management and pro bono contributions from its national network of leading experts and businesses, LIFT supports social purpose organizations to improve their operations, accountability and measurement practices, so they can deliver meaningful, lasting impact in Canada.

Amanda Murdoch
Manager, Stakeholder Relations
LIFT Philanthropy Partners