Dan is a seasoned, bilingual professional Fund Raiser with over twenty five years’ experience in all aspects of Fund Raising, donor cultivation and volunteer management. A generalist, with a particular understanding and expertise in Planned Giving and Major Gifts. ACFRE designation, Advanced Certified Fund Raising Executives from the Association of Fundraising Professionals. Strong interpersonal and leadership skills.
Dan is currently the Managing Director of The Perley and Rideau Veterans’ Health Centre Foundation. in Ottawa. He manages all aspects of the business of the Foundation and provides leadership, direction and initiative in fundraising through planning, designing, establishing and implementing fundraising programmes, pertinent to capital campaign implementation and management, planned giving, major gifts, special events, direct mail, In Memoriam and third party fundraising
Dan has worked in a managerial position with a variety of fundraising organizations including Saint Paul University, The Ottawa General Hospital Foundation, The Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, African Emergency Aid, Katimavik, and CUSO
Dan’s academic achievements include a Baccalareate with a concentration in Social Communications, University of Ottawa; Certificate, Voluntary Sector and Arts Management, York University; Canadian Centre for Philanthropy, Certificate, National Certificate Programme in Voluntary and Non-Profit Sector; National Society of Fund Raising Executives, Certificate Fund Raising Executive, CFRE designation; Canadian Institute for Conflict Resolution, Certificate; Association of Fundraising Professionals, Certificate, Advanced Certified Fund Raising Executive, ACFRE designation. Honours and awards, Class Valedictorian, York University; Certificate of Appreciation, Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, Ottawa Chapter; and Association of Fundraising Professionals, Outstanding Fundraising Executive, AFP Ottawa Chapter.
ASSOCIATION OF FUNDRAISING PROFESSIONALS – 2002
Certificate, Advanced Certified Fund Raising Executive, ACFRE designation
CANADIAN INSTITUTE FOR CONFLICT RESOLUTION – 2000
Certificate, Addressing Deep-Rooted Conflict
(A series of 4 Seminars, total class time 64 hrs, Seminar 1 completed)
NATIONAL SOCIETY OF FUND RAISING EXECUTIVES – 1994
Certificate, Certified Fund Raising Executive, CFRE designation
CANADIAN CENTRE FOR PHILANTHROPY – 1991
Certificate, National Certificate Programme in Voluntary & Non-Profit Sector
YORK UNNERSITY – 1989
Certificate, Voluntary Sector and Arts Management
UNIVERSITY OF OTTAWA – 1978
Baccalaureate, Concentration in Social Communications
Volunteer Committee Member, CUSO-VSO 50thAnniversary Ottawa Reunion, 2011 to 2012.
Interim-Chair, Advancement Committee, Board of Directors, Association of Fundraising Professionals, Ottawa, 2008 to 2010.
Chair, Advancement Committee, Board of Directors, Association of Fundraising Professionals, Ottawa, 2005-2008.
Chair, Ethics Education Committee, Board of Directors, Association of Fundraising
Professionals, Ottawa Chapter, 2002 to 2005.
Board of Directors, Christmas Exchange/Le partage de Noel, 1995 to 2001.
Co-Chair, 7th National Canadian Association of Gift Planners Conference, May 10- 13, 2000, Ottawa, Ontario. Member Planning Committee for 19th CAGP Conference, April 2013.
Canadian Association of Gift Planners, National Board, Director, Strategic Planning, May 2000 to 2002.
Canadian Association of Gift Planners, Ottawa Regional Round Table, Member, Vice-Chair, Chair and Past-Chair, 1992 to present