Anthony (Tony) and Nancy Yurkovich are pillars of Richmond’s philanthropic community. True community champions, they consistently continue to step up and encourage others to consider how everyone might contribute to building a better community. In addition to being strong advocates for medical causes, including mental health, home care and end of life care, Tony and Nancy support local and international projects through their membership in the Rotary Club of Richmond.
One of their achievements is the establishment of the first, free-standing community hospice in Richmond, Rotary Hospice House which opened its doors in 2005. They are steadfast supporters of Pathways Clubhouse in Richmond and in 2006, made a landmark gift to VGH for a new medical library giving patients greater access to medical information. In 2012 they provided start-up funding for VGH’s award-winning pilot program to successfully transition patients to home. The Yurkovichs have supported agriculture and food sustainability programs at the University of British Columbia and made the single largest donation in Richmond Hospital’s history to construct a much-needed new Acute Care Tower.