DATE: Thursday, April 6, 2017
TIME: 7:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
LOCATION: Seneca College, Board of Governors Boardroom – 7th Floor, 8 The Seneca Way, Markham L3R 5Y1 ~ MAP
COST: AFP Members: $35 + HST; Non-Members: $45 + HST


We are delighted to announce that the Charitable Soul of York Region Breakfast is confirmed for Thursday, April 6th at Seneca College. Mark your calendars today!

This year’s theme: Beyond the Donor Wall. What are the most effective stewardship and recognition initiatives and how can you implement them in your organization? How frequently should you be connecting with your donors to keep them informed on your efforts and results? What are leading organizations doing to ensure that their donors feel appreciated every step of the way? Join us on April 6th to find out!


7:45 am – 8:00 am Registration & Breakfast

8:15 am – 8:45 am Presentation – The Evolution of Donor Recognition

Speaker: Allison Bone, Senior Consultant KCI

8:45 am - 9:00 am Presentation - The Donor Perspective

Speaker: Christina Sorbara, Sorbara Group of Companies

9:00 am – 9:30 am Breakout Sessions

9:30 am – 10:00 am Regroup and Share Takeaways

Allison Bone

Senior Consultant

KCI (Ketchum Canada Inc.)

Allison Bone is a seasoned development professional with over 15 years’ experience in the areas of annual and major giving, volunteer management and marketing. Currently Ms. Bone is working on a variety of projects in the area of organizational capacity assessment and revenue generation planning. In this capacity, she has worked on assignments for organizations in the health care, social services, cultural and education sectors. As on-site campaign counsel with KCI, Ms. Bone has provided campaign planning and implementation support to charities in the health care and arts and culture sectors in communities in both Ontario and Manitoba, on capital campaigns ranging from $3.5 million to $10 million. Prior to joining KCI, Ms. Bone was the Associate Director of Development at Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir and she began her career in annual giving and alumni relations at McGill University. Allison also worked for several years in the United States as a consultant with a software company, helping clients in the charitable sector to maximize their fundraising results. Ms. Bone holds a Bachelor of Music from McGill University and graduated from the University of Waterloo’s Income Manager Certificate program.

Christina Sorbara

Director of Corporate Knowledge

Sorbara Group of Companies

Christina is a multi-faceted business person, strategic coach and athlete. Within the family-run Real Estate Development company, the Sorbara Group of Companies, Christina is Director of Corporate Knowledge, which has many distinct angles, but with a single objective of improving job performance, engagement and communications of our collective teams. Christina is also certified as a Professional Executive Coach, a certification that will assist in forward thinking and focused corporate growth and development within the enterprise. Christina has a passion for community service and philanthropy and as a result has been involved with various Foundations and Charitable organizations and has naturally progressed to chairing her own family's foundation. Christina has also published three children's books and is an active member of the Canadian Women's National Inline Hockey Team.