Posted on May 17, 2022
Education can offer life-changing opportunities. But every year, too many bright, driven students from disadvantaged backgrounds make the decision not to pursue post-secondary education because they can't afford it. Beedie Luminaries, created by the Beedie Construction Group family, is a scholarship program for students with potential who are facing financial adversity. Students who are smart, but constrained by circumstance. Students who are resilient and gritty. Students who are ready to make a positive change in their lives. The program supports Grade 12 students and single parents in pursuing further education.
Executive Director of Beedie Luminaries Martina Meckova is a social-profit leader with over twenty years of experience in strategic fundraising, business development, operations management, marketing, governance, and special events. She joined Beedie Luminaries from the Vancouver Police Foundation where she led the implementation of important initiatives that resulted in the organization’s growth from $2 million to $20 million in assets. Martina was instrumental in launching the Vancouver Police Cadets, an award-winning youth program that continues to change the lives of hundreds of aspiring high school students from challenging backgrounds. Before joining the Vancouver Police Foundation, Martina was the Executive Director of Cystic Fibrosis Canada – BC, Senior Manager of Communications for the YMCA of Greater Vancouver, and Senior Account Director of Spectrum Marketing Corporation. 
Martina Meckova is thanked with a donation to the global
End Polio campaign in her name, by President Denis Denischuk
and President Elect Guillermo Bustos