Mark Brand launches "A Better Life Foundation"

Dec 19 2017, 7:28 am

On May 25, social entrepreneur Mark Brand will be launching A Better Life Foundation at the Vancouver Art Gallery. ‘A Fresh Start’ will kick off the foundation’s fundraising efforts with dollars going towards food security to the most vulnerable in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. Tickets are $250 each, with tax receipt options, and are available at

Personal finance expert and regular columnist in the Globe & Mail, Preet Banerjee will host the inspirational evening filled with fine food, wines and engaging presentations. Joel Solomon, President of Renewal Partners and Chairman for Renewal2 Investment Fund, will speak at the event along with Mark Brand.

“On behalf of myself and the team that has worked towards launching A Better Life Foundation, I wanted to say thank you to all of our supporters,” said Mark Brand of Mark Brand Inc. “We are really looking forward to putting into action the goals of the foundation. The downtown eastside holds a special place in my heart, as it does with many people in this city, and I personally can’t wait to be part of the positive change that’s coming to this area thanks to people coming together to provide food security to those who need it the most.”

The students of Vancouver Community College will generously prepare the food for ‘A Fresh Start’ that will include locally sourced ingredients and vendors. brand.LIVE, Canada’s leading event production company, have partnered with Mark Brand Inc. to produce what will be an unforgettable evening. Entertainment will include Vancouver based Ryan Guldemond from Mother Mother who is grateful for the opportunity to give back to the neighbourhood he loves.

Founded in 2012 by Mark Brand, A Better Life Foundation strives to support people in need. The overarching goal of the Foundation is to raise critical funds towards providing food security to women, children, and those in assisted living as well as provide job training and employment opportunities for the community at large. By looking for and working towards sustainable solutions, A Better Life Foundation aims to contribute towards meaningful change.

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