John Montalbano

2016 Luminary Award Recipient

A Luminary is someone who inspires and influences others. At Big Sisters that person is also a community leader who believes that mentoring matters. Luminaries break down barriers, champion innovation and empower others to do the same. In 2016, we honoured John Montalbano whose far-reaching mentorship has changed lives.

As the Vice-Chair of RBC Wealth Management, John’s civic involvement and reputation as a mentor has spanned his professional and philanthropic career. His leadership in diversity and encouragement of women in business is exceptional and drives others to do what they can to bring about positive change. Most notably, he established the impactful and philanthropic gift of the Montalbano Professorship in Leadership Studies: Gender and Diversity at the Sauder School of Business at UBC. And, of course, he is an ongoing supporter of Big Sisters, for which we are truly grateful.

Suffice to say, John sets the bar high for mentorship, philanthropy and community leadership.

Join us in celebrating mentorship at The Luminary Award Soirée!