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2015 Fred Macklin Memorial Award Recipient

Raghwa Gopal


Maybe someone forgot to explain to Raghwa that retirement was supposed to mean you started taking it a little easier. Instead, Raghwa volunteered over 2000 hours last year for organizations ranging from Project Literacy and Okanagan College, to the Women’s Enterprise Society and the Rotary Club of Kelowna.

As a director on the Okanagan College Foundation board and member of the Capital Campaign Committee, he helped raise $7 million to support the new Trades Complex at Okanagan College. He’s judged the Western Business competition and given guest lectures at the college plus he belongs to their Computer Science Program Advisory Committee. He’s a Business Advisory board member for Enactus and a member of the Investment Review Committee for Venture Okanagan.

 In his “spare time” Raghwa acts as vice-president of Project Literacy and helped judge the Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards. He’s a member of the Leadership Cabinet of United Way and is co-chairing a BC Cancer fundraiser with a goal of $100,000. 

For fun, he mentors students at UBC Okanagan and is vice-president elect of the Rotary Club. He’s a director of Volinspire and last year volunteered with Central Okanagan Economic Development and Community Futures as well.





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