Professional Development Luncheon

DATE: Thursday, June 22, 2017
LOCATION: CI Financial, 15 York Street, 2nd Floor, Toronto, ON M5J 0A3 ~ MAP
REGISTRATION & LUNCH: 12:00 - 12:30pm
PRESENTATION: 12:30 - 1:30pm
COST: AFP Members: $55 / Non-Members: $70 (HST included)

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Sharon Avery is President & CEO of Toronto Foundation. She is known as a high energy fundraiser and passionate communicator on a mission to bring philanthropy to the task of building a more resilient Toronto. Prior to joining Toronto Foundation, she served for eight years as Chief Development Officer at UNICEF Canada.

She will be discussing real collaborations between Foundations, charities, non-profits, professional advisors, and corporations that have resulted in a stronger and more resilient community. Sharon will challenge us to think “big” and challenge the “traditional” methods of fundraising in order to tackle some of the most pressing issues of our city.

This session will engage and empower us to step up and collaborate in hopes of finding creative ways to impact the community in which we live.

Speakers
Sharon Avery

President & CEO

Toronto Foundation

Sharon Avery is President & CEO of Toronto Foundation, one of Canada’s leading community foundations and a Toronto city-building institution. Ms. Avery has built a 19-year career as a high energy fundraiser and passionate communicator. Prior to joining the Foundation, she was the Chief Development Officer at UNICEF Canada for 8 years. There, Sharon led a pivotal fundraising campaign recruiting women philanthropists across Canada to embark on a four-year educational journey on maternal, newborn and child health in the developing world. Sharon has also held senior roles at SickKids Foundation, Save the Children Canada and Tim Horton Children's Foundation. She is a dynamic public speaker on a mission to bring philanthropy to the task of building a more resilient Toronto.