Professional Development Committee

The Professional Development Committee plans and organizes educational, training and networking opportunities throughout the year for AFP Vancouver Chapter members and others working in the fundraising sector. We focus on offering events that address current issues in fundraising as well as issues that affect the local fundraising community in particular. Membership has its benefits as all events offer a discount rate to members and some events are members only. For a listing of our professional development activities, please view our Events Calendar.

Chair:

Victoria Caros, Annual Giving & Community Relations Officer, St. John’s School

Members: 
  • Ava Russell, Philanthropy Officer, Canuck Place Children's Hospice
  • Danielle Sleiman, Director of Development, Burnaby Hospital Foundation
  • Deb Abma-Sluggett, CFRE, Director of Philanthropy & Government Relations, Take a Hike Youth at Risk Foundation
  • Delaney Griffiths, Development Coordinator, Variety - The Children's Charity
  • James Bacon, Manager, Corporate Partnerships, St. Paul's Hospital Foundation
  • Karolin Konig, Manager, Donor Relations, Simon Fraser University
  • Larissa Hayes, Manager of Philanthropy, Take a Hike Youth at Risk Foundation
  • Luigi Ronchi, CFRE, Corporate and Community Partnerships Coordinator, Canuck Place Children's Hospice
  • Shirley Loi, Community Engagement Manager, Traction on Demand
  • Tess Conrad, Planned Giving Officer, Ecojustice
  • Tracey-Lee Barr, Consultant