Doug Earle is Senior Vice President, Major Gifts at CAMH Foundation. A Certified Fundraising Executive with a proven track record of success, Doug engages hospital leadership, volunteers and staff to develop strategies and secure philanthropic funding for Canada’s leading mental health hospital. Since March 2016, he has led the Major Gifts and Corporate teams to raise more than $195 million, capping off CAMH Foundation’s successful Breakthrough Campaign over goal. Under Doug’s direction, CAMH Foundation has inspired a number of transformational gifts in support of critical talent, infrastructure and research programs, including a $100-million anonymous gift—the largest donation ever for mental health in Canada.
Prior to CAMH Foundation, Doug was the Campaign Director for the Krembil Neuroscience Centre and the Brain Campaign, as part of University Health Network’s Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation. Through the Brain Campaign—a joint initiative with the University of Toronto’s (U of T) Faculty of Medicine—he led a team that raised over $180 million in four years to support the Krembil Neuroscience Centre, Krembil Research Institute and Tanz Centre for Research in Neurodegenerative Diseases at U of T, including the establishment of 11 research chairs.
At Brock University, Doug served as the Executive Director of The Campaign for a Bold New Brock, where he wrapped up a $75-million capital campaign 18 months early. He secured the lead gift of $10 million for the construction of The Cairns Family Health and Bioscience Research Complex, home to the DeGroote School of Medicine’s Niagara Campus.
Doug has held progressively senior positions at Wilfrid Laurier University, Canadian Diabetes Association, Canadian Hemophilia Society, Canadian Cancer Society, TVOntario, and The Arthritis Society, successfully translating health research and education programs into philanthropic opportunities and social impact. As Director of Fundraising at the Canadian Hemophilia Society, he drove the advocacy efforts that helped create the Krever Commission, which changed Canada’s blood system.