DATE: Wednesday, September 14, 2016
LOCATION: Alumni Hall (VC 112), Victoria College, University of Toronto, 91 Charles Street West, Toronto, ON M5S1K6 ~ MAP
TIME: 8:00 - 8:30 am: Continental breakfast and networking ~ 8:30 – 10:00 am: Presentation
COST: Members: $35.00 Non-Members: $45.00 (+ HST)


Join Allison Howell Quinton, CFRE , Chief Development Officer at Camp Oochigeas and Shannon Stuart, CFRE, Senior Campaign Director at The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation for an fun yet practical overview of how to make the most of your major donor relationships. Drawing on their combined 30 plus years of fundraising experience, Allison and Shannon will use theory as well as actual donor examples, including how both organizations have boldly worked with the same donor in very different ways for beautiful impact, during the session.

In this workshop you will:

  • Hear major gift stories from both donors and fundraisers
  • Learn how to deeply engage philanthropists in your mission
  • Have representation from both small and large organizations
  • Learn how to navigate relationships with prospects, donors and volunteers
  • Understand the value of personalized stewardship
  • Receive practical tools you can take back to your office and implement right away

Be bold – beautiful things can happen!

Allison Howell Quinton, CFRE

Chief Development Officer

Camp Oochigeas

Allison has over 15 years’ experience as a leader in the non-profit sector. As Chief Development Officer of Camp Oochigeas, she is leading an exciting new chapter for Ooch in expanding its Annual Giving Programs, building its largest capital campaign to date and growing its marketing & communications capabilities. Previously, she was with United Way Toronto in a variety of Major Giving roles, and has a successful track record of planning and executing capital campaigns at cnib’s Lake Joseph Centre, the Alzheimer’s Society of Ontario and L’Arche Toronto. As a volunteer with AFP Toronto and other community based organizations, she’s found rewarding ways to contribute to Toronto, her hometown. She keeps busy raising two young boys and playing outdoors.

Shannon Stuart, CFRE

Senior Campaign Director

The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation

Shannon Stuart, CFRE, is Senior Campaign Director at The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation.  She began her career in fundraising with the consulting firm RBR Development Associates Ltd. and joined the Princess Margaret’s annual giving team in 2001. Two years later she transitioned to major gifts and found her true fundraising love. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Laurentian University as well as a Master’s of Public Administration from Queen’s University. Shannon has worn many AFP hats over the years, including co-chairing Congress, sitting on the Congress Education Committee, chairing the National Philanthropy Awards Luncheon, and sitting on the Greater Toronto Chapter Board of Directors.  She currently chairs the Education Committee.