For April Dorey, her commitment to giving back to our community is personal.

As Vice President and lead Wealth Manager of Dorey Wealth Management Group of Raymond James Ltd., she is a proud and generous Platinum Sponsor of the Victoria Hospitals Foundation’s 29th annual Visions gala.

“I find it truly inspiring witnessing the generosity of others donating to such a valuable cause for Victoria and Vancouver Island,” says April. “No one wants to be sick. Access to the right equipment leads to faster, more accurate diagnosis and treatment.”

Dorey Wealth Management Group works with a clientele of highly accomplished professionals, helping them protect and grow their assets, secure their legacies, and address the many challenges and opportunities of managing their significant wealth.

With 20+ years’ experience, April guides her clients and their families through life transitions like retirement, loss of a spouse, birth of a child, a change in career, or the sale of a business. Her spectrum of financial planning experience enables her to serve a wide range of clients, including retirees, business owners, medical and dental professionals, and senior executives.

April is a Fellow of the Canadian Securities Institute, the highest honour and most senior credential in Canadian financial services — reserved for experienced financial services professionals who meet the highest standards for advanced education, ethical conduct, industry experience, and peer endorsement. For her service as a role model in the industry, April was awarded the 2018 Woman of Distinction Award for Raymond James Ltd.

She is passionate about the difference our community of donors can make. That difference is personal. April Dorey’s family benefitted from exceptional hospital care at Royal Jubilee Hospital’s Cardiac Rehabilitation program.

“They helped my husband Gerald’s son regain confidence and full activity after a serious heart attack while running the Victoria Marathon,” says April. “And they’ve helped my husband too through extreme sport injuries, six recent cardiac ablations, and multiple cardioversions.”

Why does she give back?

“I have been exceptionally blessed in my life and in my business. I believe in investing my time, money, and talents into communities we serve. It’s part of who I am. Whenever I’ve had challenges in my life there was always someone there either helping or showing me the way forward,” says April.

We are grateful to April Dorey for her personal commitment and her generous gift of sponsorship for the 2019 Visions gala.