You may recognize Leonard Schein as the former owner of much-loved independent cinemas in Vancouver, including the Fifth Avenue Cinemas, the Park Theatre, and the Ridge Theatre. Or, perhaps you know him as the founder of the Vancouver International Film Festival. But there are a few things you may not know about Leonard Schein—including his past life as a psychology teacher, and the influences of the Holocaust and U.S. Civil Rights Movement on his passion for philanthropy.
Tides Canada is honoured that Leonard is an ongoing donor and supporter of our work. We recently had the opportunity to ask him about why he gives and his perspective on why philanthropy matters.