Q: Describe your role at Concordia.
A: As a major gift officer, my goal is to raise philanthropic funds to enhance our students’ experience and support the faculty’s mission. To do that, I build meaningful relationships with alumni, primarily graduates of the Faculty of Arts and Science, as well as with friends, corporations and foundations.
Q: What is most rewarding about your work?
A: I really enjoy getting to know and making a strong connection with our donors. As well, being able to see the impact that their philanthropic gifts have on our students is extremely rewarding.
Q: What have you done with CASE District I?
A: My first involvement with CASE District I was as a volunteer on the operations committee for the annual conference in Boston. I was fortunate to be able to network and make friends with colleagues from other schools. More recently, I discovered that my Montreal peers had a real hankering for professional development opportunities, and I saw a chance to build a regional program. I’m now co-chair of the Montreal Regional Programs Committee. In March, we organized a very successful seminar featuring Susan Cruse, Senior VP of Development and Alumni Relations at Emory University in Atlanta. We’re now planning another event for later in the year.