Peter Lockie, Past Chair of United Way Board of Directors and Past Campaign Chair Dr. Rebecca Grant to receive United Way Honorary Life Memberships

United Way’s Board of Directors honoured dedicated United Way Past Board Chair Peter Lockie and former Campaign Chair Dr. Rebecca Grant, with honorary life memberships at their Annual General Meeting this morning.

Both Peter and Rebecca have given freely of their time, energy, and immeasurable talents throughout the years to United Way, making the community a better place in the process.

Peter Lockie, President of Inverleith Consulting Inc., holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Edinburgh and has enjoyed a prestigious career in the financial sector. Prior to being President of Inverleith Consulting Inc., Peter spend fifteen years at Camosun College first as Vice President, Administration and Chief Financial Officer, and most recently as Interim President. In 2010, he joined the United Way Board and immediately took on the role of Treasurer. Under Peter’s leadership, United Way selected a new CEO, enhanced and diversified revenue streams, individual giving, and major gifts, developed a new strategic plan, supported the investment in bc211 for the island, and oversaw the successful relocation of United Way’s office space to the downtown core in early 2017.

Peter’s knowledge, commitment, support, and community passion – that extends to numerous Boards and sectors within the city – has been invaluable to United Way.

Like Peter Lockie, Dr. Rebecca Grant, an Associate Professor of Information Systems in the University of Victoria’s Peter B. Gustavson School of Business has a prestigious academic career and currently lectures and consults on e-commerce and management information systems. An active volunteer with United Way since 2002, Rebecca served as Leadership Chair for workplace campaigns at the University of Victoria and under her guidance, the University’s pledge total soared while leadership giving grew. 2013 marked Rebecca’s ninth year on United Way’s community campaign cabinet and this was the year she stepped up as Chair. Rebecca speaks to her involvement with United Way stating that “being a leader donor and volunteer with United Way over the past 10 years has allowed me to get involved directly in the community and expand my understanding of our region’s most pressing social issues.” Her dedication to the community extends beyond United Way and includes chairing the Board of the University Club, being on the Telus Community Board, and currently holding the position of Governor of the Chamber of Commerce.

Speaking on the occasion of another Honorary Life Member’s induction in 2014, Peter stated that “United Way’s Honorary Life Membership recognizes volunteers who have made a significant contribution to furthering the organization’s mission and vision and highlights their outstanding dedication in resolving critical human and social issues in the community.” Both Peter Lockie and Dr. Rebecca Grant exemplify this description through their service and dedication to the community and United Way’s mission throughout the years.

United Way is honoured to celebrate these two individuals.

For more information, please contact:

Heather Skydt
Director, Marketing and Communications
United Way Greater Victoria
Work: 250-984-2269
Email: heather@uwgv.ca