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leadership team

The Leadership Team establishes strategic direction for the organization and selects nominated charities to propose for each meeting.​ Areas of focus include charities and donations, communications and technology, the member experience, and operations and partnerships. Operations are funded primarily through partnerships, 50/50 draws and sales.

Our Team

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Chris Girodat
Director for Communications and Technology
Chris Girodat is executive director of the Capilano Students’ Union where he provides strategic leadership and oversees a dynamic team of professionals, pursuing the vision of a group of passionate, elected student leaders. He also works as a board governance consultant, supporting non-profit and public sector boards to be more effective and impactful. Chris believes that 100 Gay Men for a Cause fits with his passion for building better systems for individuals and groups to work together for the best possible results.


Ken Haycock

Founder and Catalyst

Ken Haycock founded 100 Gay Men for a Cause so that like-minded men in Vancouver could come together and have even greater impact through a giving circle. Ken is Professor Emeritus at the University of British Columbia and San Jose State University and Research Professor (honorary) at the University of Southern California. His professional interests are in effective board governance and factors affecting political influence, with strong personal interests in travel and current affairs.

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Mark Rayter

Director for Member Experience

As a retired Mental Health Services Manager, Mark supports organizations founded on democratic principles and, in particular, the efforts of gay men contributing financially to gay non-profits via social interaction and a voting membership. He values our uniqueness in having no organization presenting at 100 Gay Men for a Cause, walk away empty-handed. Assisting initially with member registration at meetings, Mark is excited to serve on the Leadership Team and continue to promote great events. 

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