Lisa is one of three owners of the Pacific Investment Corporation, a family-owned real estate holdings and investment company. But philanthropy has also been an integral part of her family’s values, and thus she leads her family foundation as President. The Wolverton Foundation is a Vancouver-based, private family foundation dedicated to elevating exposure to the arts and facilitating artistic programs for those children who would otherwise be excluded from these opportunities. It has facilitated granting with its longtime grantee partner, The Sarah McLachlan School of Music, by providing a permanent home for the school in East Vancouver for fifteen years.
Since 2019, Lisa has chaired the Board of Directors of The Philanthropy Workshop, a donor education network of 450 members in 22 countries, founded in 1995 by the Rockefeller Foundation. The Philanthropy Workshop’s mission is to drive social impact by mobilizing a global network of strategic investors bound together by their commitment to excellence, collective action and entrepreneurial approaches to the world’s most urgent issues.
Lisa also served on the Board of Directors of UNICEF Canada for six years and the Board of Director of Family Services of the North Shore. She is a former member of the President’s Council of the International Crisis Group, a nonprofit organization dedicated to preventing and resolving deadly conflict. She was also a mentor for the Loran Scholarship Foundation of Canada and currently sits on the Council of Advocates for the Freedom Fund, a UK trust that combats modern slavery. She currently resides in West Vancouver and is a single mother of three children.