I have had a twenty-year career in the field of foundation philanthropy in Canada. As the founding President of Philanthropic Foundations Canada for almost eighteen years, I worked with many of the largest private charitable foundations in the country. I am a strategic advisor and facilitator for many family foundations, in their work to understand the landscape, develop their goals, and structure their governance and grantmaking practices.
Author of numerous articles and reviews on foundation philanthropy, I also speak frequently at conferences and workshops in Canada and globally. In my role at PFC, I edited comprehensive guides to starting and managing foundations, as well as guides for funders working with governments, with universities, and in public policy development and advocacy.