DATE: Wednesday, September 20, 2017
LOCATION: CN Room, Living Arts Centre, 4141 Living Arts Dr., Mississauga, ON L5B 4B8 ~ MAP
TIME: 8:00 - 10:00 am
COST: Members: $35.00 Non-Members: $45.00 (+ HST)


Transformational Leadership in Fundraising: Conversations with CEOs


  • 8:00 am - Breakfast
  • 8:30-9:30 am - Panel
  • 9:30-10:00 am - Question & Answer Period

Don’t miss this opportunity to hear leading practices from the senior ranks – and to ask your most pressing questions in an interactive setting. Through a combination of pre-moderated discussion topics and pre-submitted questions from attendees, leading CEOs from non-profit organizations across the Peel region will provide insights on a range of topics, such as:

  • Future trends, opportunities and challenges within the sector from a senior leadership perspective
  • How your organization can stay relevant and adapt in an increasingly competitive philanthropic sector
  • How senior leaders can inspire staff and drive positive change throughout an organization
  • Essential skills to build and excel in your career


  • Shelley White, CEO, Responsible Gambling Council (Moderator)
  • Renae Addis, Executive Director, Peel Children’s Aid Foundation
  • Ken Mayhew, President & CEO, William Osler Health System Foundation
  • Anne Marie Peirce, President & CEO, Community Foundation of Mississauga

About the Panelists:
Renae Addis

Executive Director

Peel Children’s Aid Foundation

With more than 20 years of corporate and non-profit experience in communications, community investment and fundraising, Renae has designed and implemented leading edge community investment and fundraising  plans for both corporate and non-profit organizations.  She has managed large donation and sponsorship budgets for some leading fortune 500 companies.

During her time in the financial sector Renae created strategies for strong community programs throughout Canada.  During her fundraising years she has raised over $7 million for children, youth and hospice organizations.

Renae is currently the Executive Director of Peel Children’s Aid Foundation, where she is leading and implementing new fundraising strategies and programs to support vulnerable children, youth and families in Peel Region.

She leads with passion and has committed her career to working in environments that have a strong return on investment for the community and organizations that she works with. 

Ken Mayhew

President & CEO

William Osler Health System Foundation

Ken Mayhew is President & CEO of William Osler Health System Foundation. The Foundation has just finished its sixth consecutive year of significant revenue growth and is currently in a $100M Campaign supporting the redevelopment of Peel Memorial, Etobicoke General and Brampton Civic hospitals. Prior to joining Osler, Ken spent 20 years with the MS Society of Canada and was responsible for all aspects of marketing, communications and fund development for a program with almost 1 million active donors, raising over $50 million annually. Ken is Past President of the GTA Chapter of AFP and a founding director of the AFP Canada Board. Ken’s ongoing involvement with AFP, Imagine Canada and the Rideau Hall Foundation includes helping to develop a narrative on the importance of philanthropy within the Canadian social fabric. Recently, Ken received a CEO in Action award from the prestigious Diversity Journal for his work in inclusive fundraising.

Anne Marie Peirce

President & CEO

Community Foundation of Mississauga

Anne Marie Peirce is a not for profit leader who has spent more than 25 years in fundraising and advancement.  She currently serves as President & CEO of the Community Foundation of Mississauga.  An endowment based organization, and one of 192 across Canada, the Community Foundation ensures the long-term vitality of the community by investing funds in perpetuity through donor support, and providing important grants to organizations across Mississauga each year. 

Past roles include Chief Development Officer at Mohawk College Foundation, where she provided leadership to a successful capital campaign and a vibrant development team.  Prior appointments also include Executive Director at King’s College Foundation (Western University), Director of Major and Planned Giving at Grand River Hospital Foundation, and roles at University of Waterloo and McMaster University.  

She is a longstanding volunteer with the AFP Golden Horseshoe Chapter.  She has taught and lectured on fundraising, including Association of Fundraising Professionals and DePaul University.  

Shelley M. White


The Responsible Gambling Council

Shelley White is one of Canada’s foremost visionary leaders who has dedicated her life and career to empowering organizations that create better futures for thousands of people in their communities. In 2017, she became the new CEO of the Responsible Gambling Council (RGC) which is an independent non-profit organization dedicated to problem gambling prevention. 

Shelley leads the organization in their mission to promote responsible gambling and reduce problem gambling. The organization is a centre of excellence in responsible gambling, and it accomplishes this in four ways; conducting research to develop evidence-based responsible gambling policies, programs and standards; using the research to develop and implement innovative prevention, education and social marketing programs; by offering gambling operators, land-based and online, accreditation as responsible gambling operations under the RG Check Program; and RGC collaborates with academics and regulators to provide thought leadership to the ongoing development of responsible gambling practices.

Over the last 30 years, Shelley has also held a variety of executive positions also in the non-profit sector for the country’s most recognized and trusted national institutions, including United Way, Kidney Foundation of Canada and the YMCA. Earning a reputation as a champion of social change, Shelley has received the Queen’s Jubilee Award for outstanding achievement in voluntary service, Ontario’s Leading Women Building Communities Award, The Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council (TRIEC) Champion Award, and has been named one of Mississauga’s Top 10 Most Influential Leaders.