Jane Potentier, CFRE

Chair, Foundation for Philanthropy - Canada (Ex-Officio Director With Vote)
Jane Potentier, CFRE

Jane Potentier is a respected professional fundraiser and strategic leader with 30 years’ experience primarily in the post-secondary sector. She is recognized for her strength in mentoring and developing diverse teams of professionals and delivering strategic goals through collaboration with key stakeholders.

Jane is currently the Associate Vice-President, Alumni and Development at the University of Victoria in British Columbia, Canada where she leads a team of 70 staff. Jane joined UVic in March 2020 and in her first year in the role, led the team to a record $28M in new gift commitments (up from $20M in the previous year).

Jane serves on the Global Board of AFP, and is currently Chair of the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy – Canada. She has been involved with AFP since her arrival in Canada in 2001, and has been an active volunteer since 2003, having served as President of AFP Edmonton & Area Chapter and as a member of Canada Council prior to joining the foundation board in 2016.

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