The Compounding for a Cure Foundation is a not-for-profit incorporated society with the dual purpose of educating UBC students about the capital markets and supporting the fight against ALS. CFAC is currently in the process of becoming a registered charity with the Canadian Revenue Agency and building connections with ALS research and support communities. Our foundation provides select UBC students the opportunity to advise the foundation on its investment decisions, benefitting from peer mentorship and an education. The program is designed to teach students the fundamentals of the tools needed for a career in the capital markets, letting them see if the industry is right for them.
The Santa Ono Investment Program is an educational program for UBC undergraduate students with a passion for the capital markets. The program is in its inaugural year and has hired its first Analyst Class of four brilliant first year students. These students will be put through a two year program, where they will be given mentorship and a unique exposure to portfolio management, financial analysis and the capital markets in general. The students will ultimately be given the opportunity to advise the CFAC board of directors on their investment portfolio. The activities that the students will perform will include creating financial models and annual reports, making presentations proposing investment decisions, and monitoring the investments in the CFAC investment portfolio.
We give you freedom to control your donation and are happy to accept contributions of all shapes and sizes. CFAC guarantees 100% of profits to ALS.
Phi Delta Theta has long been devoted to ALS, or Lou Gehrig's Disease, as its philanthropic mission. This cause is dear to Phi Delt, as it is Lou Gehrig, the Hall of Fame Yankees first baseman and Phi Delt alumni whom the condition is named after.
Live Like Lou was established in 2012 by Neil Alexander and his wife Suzanne following Neil's diagnosis of ALS. Since, Live Like Lou has carried on Neil's legacy following his passing in 2015, with projects reaching from the $10 million LiveLikeLou Center for ALS Research at The University of Pittsburgh’s Brain Institute, to grants for families of ALS patients. Live Like Lou is a standalone non-profit entity partnered with Phi Delta Theta International.
If you would like to learn more about Neil, Suzanne and Live Like Lou, or are interested in a donation, please follow the link provided.