Megan is a highly esteemed and celebrated leader in the Canadian philanthropic sector.
With a career focused on advancing equity through philanthropy, she spent the last decade in an academic healthcare environment. Megan held numerous executive roles with Women’s College Hospital Foundation, including leading both the major gifts and marketing and communications teams. Most notably, she led the campaign operations to build Canada’s first and only fully outpatient, academic research hospital focused on revolutionizing healthcare for women and perusing health equity for all. In her most recent role as Vice President, Chief Advancement Officer, Megan inspired a team of major gift fundraisers, board and community volunteers, while helping the Foundation to establish its expertise in engaging women in philanthropy, double its annual revenues year after year and establish best-in-class strategic partnerships.
Prior to her time in healthcare philanthropy, Megan worked in the private sector as a fundraising consultant with Hellingman Communications – a full-service communications and public relations agency – where she provided strategic fundraising, capital campaign and communications counsel to non-profit organizations across Ontario.
Megan was named an inaugural “Top 40 Under 40” recipient with the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy and holds one of the highest standards of excellence in the sector – a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) designation.
She also holds an Honours Communication Studies Degree from Wilfrid Laurier University and a Fundraising Development Certificate from Mohawk College. She’s an active member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) and previously led the Education and Marketing & Communications portfolios on the Board of Directors for AFP (Golden Horseshoe Chapter). She is also an instructor with AFP’s Fundamentals of Fundraising program – an educational course designed for newcomers to the profession – and is a sought after fundraising speaker by organizations such as the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy.