Tiffany Circle Member Experience

Two women hugging at a ceremony

OPPORTUNITIES

When you join the Canadian Red Cross Tiffany Circle you will enjoy outstanding benefits and opportunities:
  • Every member around the world receives the Tiffany & Co. bracelet and charm of the renowned Red Cross.
  • Detailed information and regular updates to provide an insight into the work and impact of Red Cross and the projects they are supporting.
  • The opportunity to visit Red Cross service projects and/or volunteer in their local area.
  • Invitations to experiential and educational events across Canada.
  • Access to prestigious events hosted by the global network in the United Kingdom, United States of America, Australia, the Netherlands, and Switzerland.
  • Connections and engagement with an esteemed group of successful and passionate Tiffany Circle women throughout the country and internationally.

EVENTS

  • The Canadian Red Cross hosts numerous distinguished events to engage supporters and report back on the work of the Red Cross locally and around the world. Members of the Tiffany Circle have the advantage of participating in or helping to plan special events based on their interests and personal level of involvement. Tiffany Circle occasions are designed to maximize interaction with guests while also providing a fun and memorable Red Cross experience.

When COVID hit we shifted all of our events to be online. Here we are at the Annual Charm Ceremony, 2020

A celebrated Tiffany Circle event, Behind the Red Vest. Toronto, 2019


MEMBER STORIES

Anna Hunt-Binkley, Kelowna, British Columbia


Tell us about your ‘history’
I was born in Regina Saskatchewan, enjoyed my younger years between a small prairie town, Winnipeg, and Brandon. I graduated from the University of Manitoba first with a Bachelor of Nursing Degree and then a law degree. I married a Brandon boy and our three extra special sons were born there. We moved to B.C.  in 1991 and currently I keep busy with various community organizations, my horses and family.

How long have you been a member of the Tiffany Circle and why did you join?
Several years ago, I was asked and agreed to chair a Kelowna Red Cross three million dollar Building for Humanity campaign. Chairing a fundraising effort requires immersing oneself in the organization and leading by example. When the Red Cross philanthropy staff understood my donation, she advised that it qualify me to become a Tiffany Circle member to which I replied what does that mean? A number of months later I was planning a trip to Virginia to visit an aunt and the same Red Cross staff person suggested I attend the US Tiffany Circle Washington summit, to meet some of the other Canadian TC members - the rest is history.    

What inspires you?
Knowing that one person or one small act of kindness can truly make a difference in someone’s life.
 
 
Laura Isidean, Toronto, Ontario


Tell us about your ‘history’
I was born and raised in Montreal. I spent 20 years in the capital markets industry before moving on to my second act, which involves serving on non-profit boards and volunteering with international and community organizations. I now live in Toronto with my husband and beautiful tween daughter.

How long have you been a member of the Tiffany Circle and why did you join?
I joined 3 years ago after attending my first Anniversary event in Winnipeg at the invitation of another TC member (Jean Lam).  I was already a Red Cross volunteer, so I saw this as an opportunity to deepen my commitment to the organization while joining a vibrant community of female philanthropy leaders.

What inspires you?
My 10-year old daughter – she is beautiful inside and out and inspires me to be a better person every day.
 
Sylvia Leong, Calgary, Alberta

Tell us about your ‘history’
My name is Sylvia Leong Bombeo, and I am a born-and-bred Calgarian. I have a background in earth sciences and currently work with geographic information systems for utilities. When I’m not wrestling with data and shouting at the cloud, I can be found walking or hiking with my husband and corgi in the great outdoors. I also do freelance photography and graphic design in my spare time as I love all things associated with the arts. 

How long have you been a member of the Tiffany Circle and why did you join?
I support the Canadian Red Cross as it embodies all the principles I hold dear: helping others no matter what, and always rising to meet whatever challenges may befall us. I have been a local volunteer for about five years, first as a PDA Responder and now as an ERT Responder, and during that time I have met a very diverse group of inspiring people. 
 
I read about the Tiffany Circle via a Red Cross newsletter and thought the idea of a group of women furthering their humanitarian mission through philanthropy was amazing. I am honoured to become a member and am excited to meet women leaders who share a passion for aiding those in need.

What was a magic moment for you in the last year?
It has been a very different year for us all, but I think my magic moment was more a culmination of many simple blissful moments such as enjoying my dog’s smile, taking in the sunshine during a quick break from work, exchanging conversations with people I meet on my walks, and of course getting to know and enjoy the company of Tiffany Circle members and staff!

Learn more about the Tiffany Circle:
Lisa Tobias, Associate Director Tiffany Circle
Email: lisa.tobias@redcross.ca
Phone: 647-237-2795