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Introducing the 2023 AFP Foundation for Philanthropy – Canada Board

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The 2023-2024 AFP Foundation for Philanthropy – Canada Board was elected by its members on December 5, 2022 and began their terms on January 1, 2023.

Vincent Duckworth, CFRE, President & CEO, at ViTreo Group Inc. based in Calgary, AB became chair of the Board on January 1st.  

Mr. Duckworth shares that his priorities will focus around three areas:  increased fundraising so the Foundation can provide increased impact through our programs to the fundraising profession in Canada, update the Case for Support to focus on the Fellowship in Inclusion and Philanthropy program and to increase diversity within the Foundation’s Board and volunteer structure.  

The AFP Foundation for Philanthropy – Canada is pleased to welcome two new board members to the Board, effective January 1, 2023.  They are:

  • Jacklyn Lewis
  • Fiona Valverde, CFRE

The 2023 officers will be:

  • Immediate Past Chair: Jane Potentier, CFRE
  • Chair: Vincent Duckworth, CFRE
  • Chair-Elect: Amanda Fritz, CFRE
  • Treasurer: Kirstin Ling
  • Secretary: Kyle Tiney, CFRE

Your 2023 AFP Foundation for Philanthropy - Canada board is:

Sabrina Ali
Non-Profit Leader
Edmonton, AB

Vincent Emile Duckworth, CFRE – Chair
President & CEO
ViTreo Group Inc.
Calgary, AB

Quentin Fincaryk, CFRE
Director of Development
The Wellspring Foundation for Education
Langley, BC

Amanda Fritz, CFRE – Chair-Elect
Director, Major Gifts and Campaign Planning
Fondation CHU Sainte-Justine
Montreal, QC

Mike Geiger, MBA, CPA
President & CEO
Association of Fundraising Professionals
Arlington, VA

John Gormaly, BA
Dir. Business Intelligence & Analytics
Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation
Toronto, ON

Jennifer Johnstone – Ex-officio, AFP Canada Board Chair
President & CEO
Central City Foundation
Vancouver, BC

Jacklyn Lewis
Marts & Lundy Canada
Burlington, ON

Kirstin Ling - Treasurer
Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation 
Toronto, ON

Whitney Maclean
Development Officer
Nova Scotia Community College
Dartmouth, NS

Sana Mahboob
Senior Communications Advisor
Government of Canada
Winnipeg, MB

Niambi Martin-John
Director of Development
Stephen Lewis Foundation
Toronto, ON

Sue McCoy, CFRE
Director of Development
Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation
Edmonton, AB

Karen Mercier, CFRE
Capital Campaign Director
Regina Humane Society
Regina, SK

Jane Potentier, CFRE – Immediate Past Chair
AVP Alumni & Development
University of Victoria
Victoria, BC

Melissa Ryan Penland, MPA – Ex-officio, AFP U.S. Foundation for Philanthropy Board Chair
Senior Associate Vice President for Development
Clemson University
Clemson, SC

Muneeb Syed, CFRE
Associate Director, Advancement
University of Toronto
Toronto, ON

Kyle Tiney, CFRE - Secretary
Director, Annual Giving
Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
Vancouver, BC

Fiona Valverde, CFRE
VP Revenue Generation
Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21
Halifax, NS

Teresa Vasilopoulos, CFRE
Executive Director
The Woodgreen Foundation
Toronto, ON

The AFP Foundation for Philanthropy – Canada was created in 2000 as the philanthropic arm of AFP in Canada.  Guided by the AFP in Canada Strategic Plan, the Foundation supports many programs including the National Scholarship Program, Research including “What Canadian Donors Want” and the funding of new Canadian-based research, the Fellowship in Inclusion and Philanthropy program as part of our IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access) work, and mentoring.

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