Victoria United Way boss leaving

CEO Linda Hughes to take on same role with Children's Health Foundation of Vancouver Island

  • Jun. 2, 2013 2:00 p.m.

A legacy of building relationships and increasing the organization’s profile in the community will follow outgoing United Way of Greater Victoria CEO Linda Hughes.

Hughes, who spent three years at the helm of the charity funding organization, announced she will be leaving in July to take on the same role with the non-profit Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island.

“Under Linda’s leadership, the United Way has achieved a number of significant strategic goals and are well positioned for the future,” board chair Peter Lockie said in a release.

Working with staff, sponsors and the massive volunteer corps who spread the word about the organization and how it benefits vulnerable people and those in need was a great way to get to know the community, Hughes said.

“This movement will remain in my heart, and I will continue to support the important work of United Way,” she said.

The United Way board plans to launch a search for Hughes’ successor soon. The Children’s Health Foundation, formerly the Queen Alexandra Foundation for Children, owns and operates Jeneece Place and grants $1 million annually to Island agencies whose programs support the health and well-being of children and youth.

For more information on the United Way visit uwgv.ca, or for the foundation, go to childrenhealthvi.org.