About Do Gooders

Do Gooders was born out of a strong desire to create a positive impact by supporting charities and not-for-profits and their social missions. We improve organizations sustainability and empower them to succeed. We support charities and raise awareness so ultimately, they can raise more funds and grow their impact in the community. When we work together, we really can do a great deal of good.

Friends we’ve worked with:

Peachland Wellness Centre

Strathcona Nordic Ski Club

Mission Statement

Our mission is to assist not-for-profit organizations with exceptional services to raise more awareness about their work, boost community support, and increase social impact.

Our Values

We believe our shared dedication, passion, and skills will make a tangible impact on the organizations we serve.


We believe in being honest and showing a consistent and uncompromising adherence to strong moral and ethical principles and values.


We are trustworthy, perform consistently well, and deliver on time and on budget.


“Never underestimate the valuable and important difference you make in every life you touch for the impact you make today has a powerful rippling effect on every tomorrow.” Leon Brown

Meet the Team

Kathleen Lemieux, CFRE

Founder, CEO 

Kathleen Lemieux is a high impact fundraising director with over 20 years experience in the not-for profit sector. She has experienced repeated success strategically developing and executing fundraising plans of action. She is a certified fundraising professional, an 18-year member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and has served on the Okanagan Chapter’s board. She completed the Boston University Professional Fundraising Program and earned her CFRE designation in 2015.

Kathleen spearheaded fundraising and awareness programs for Habitat for Humanity Okanagan, the Kelowna Women’s Shelter and Pacific Riding for Developing Abilities Association. She is a member of Toastmasters and was the Director of Logistics for Loyal Woolridge’s successful 2018 campaign for Kelowna city council.

In 2020 she was nominated by her peers for a “Crowe MacKay LLP Change Maker Award”, in conjunction with the very first Kelowna Women in Business RISE AWARDS.

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Patricia Asaka

Social Media and Google Ads Manager

Patricia Asaka is an aspiring humanitarian and a lifelong advocate for women’s rights and equality. She obtained a bachelor’s degree in International Relations from the University of British Columbia.

She has worked closely with a range of different clients through her volunteer and professional positions, allowing her to develop outstanding customer service and interpersonal skills. These traits earned her a leadership award while serving as the Vice President of Internal Affairs for the African Caribbean Student Club at UBC.

Patricia has volunteered at Habitat for Humanity, amplifying her appreciation for the dedication not-for-profit organizations have for improving the quality of life of members of their community. Patricia is a digital marketing and Canva enthusiast. She completed Alacrity Canada’s digital marketing boot camp and earned the Google Ads Search Certification through Google.

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Emma Webb

Content Marketing and Grant Writer

Emma has earned a Bachelor of Arts, Political Science and Government from the University of British Columbia.

Emma researches new funding opportunities and prepares grant applications including finding compelling supportive scholarly articles and data. Emma composes clear and persuasive proposals for local, provincial, and national grant opportunities. Organizations served include Connect Counselling & Therapy Society, Central Okanagan Elizabeth Fry Society, and the Kelowna Women’s Shelter. Emma also enjoys creating blogs and social media posts that capture the voice of the client and create intrigue.

Jithin Ayinickal

Web Developer

Jithin is a web developer with a keen interest in Web User Experience and Cybersecurity. He has designed and developed several websites for small businesses and non-profits across Canada and the U.S. His expertise ranges from structuring, developing and implementing interactive and secure websites using WordPress. Jithin loves to work collaboratively and is always eager to learn new web standards and trends.

When not working, Jithin can be found enjoying the Okanagan,  – especially the trails and the wineries.

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Cheryl Farmer

Grant Writer

Cheryl has spent many rewarding years assisting women entrepreneurs achieve their financial and business aspirations. Prior to that, she was a teacher, a researcher and a college instructor. She is now moving into consulting and working more on a project basis writing grant proposals, developing curriculum, delivering workshops and working on other special projects. Cheryl’s goal is to continue helping not-for-profits and small businesses in the work they do.

Her Master’s degree in Continuing Education specialized in Workplace Learning. She also holds a certificate in Conflict Resolution from the Justice Institute of BC.

With time now to ‘lean out’ Cheryl enjoys camping, mountain biking and watching her flowers grow.

Vi Sorenson

Grant Writer

Vi has been working in the non-profit sector in Kelowna for more than two decades, providing services to women and children, families, and seniors. She has a Bachelor of Social Work degree and has been involved in a variety of City committees and community groups both, locally and provincially.

During this time she has participated in various grant review committees, including the Regional Review Committee,  New Horizons for Seniors. She has extensive, successful grant writing experience particularly for funding programs and services for seniors. Having recently left a long term executive director role, she is now seeking to assist senior serving non-profits throughout the province and beyond, to secure funding for programming for older adults.


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Michelle Novakowski

Grant Writer

Michelle has over 30- years experience focusing on community development and working to end violence against women. She is the former executive director of the Central Okanagan Elizabeth Fry Society where she led from 2013 to 2020. Michelle was also the Regional Coordinator, Community Coordination for the Women Safety Program for Ending Violence Association of BC from 2005 to 2013.

Other career highlights include working with the RCMP and municipal police to develop the first province-wide “third party reporting” protocol for reporting sexual assaults anonymously. In collaboration with Kelowna, BC RCMP Detachment she developed the first in BC Embedded Domestic Violence with Community-Based Victim Services working out of the detachment.

Michelle developed and facilitated three-day training on identifying and responding to risk in domestic violence cases. She also developed and facilitated workshop, “Developing a collaborative response to sexual assault” for hospital, police, victim services and transition house workers.

Michelle provided core victim service training through the Justice Institute of BC, and she provided workshops on Vicarious Traumatization across BC and Canada