Vancouver Entrepreneur Receives Dalai Lama Award For Supporting Youth


Vancouver entrepreneur John Volken is one of three philanthropists bestowed with the Dalai Lama Humanitarian Award. The other two include Frank Giustra and Djavad Mowafaghian.

Volken contributed at least $150 million into supporting two specific areas: young people in Vancouver, Phoenix and Seattle who struggle with substance abuse, and also young orphans in Africa who need food, housing and education.

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