For Amanda, creating the magical win-win of matching an organization's needs with a donor's meaningful philanthropic goals is at the heart of the fundraising profession. For more than a decade, she has been honoured to help make a difference in healthcare, medical research, and now social services. Currently, she is leading fund development efforts at Family Services of Greater Vancouver (FSGV) as Director, Development, helping to build the Agency's capacity to deliver essential programs and services to individuals and families in crisis. Prior to joining FSGV, Amanda began her fundraising career with 9 years at BC Children's Hospital Foundation in event management and community giving, individual and corporate fundraising, and managing the Children's Circle of Care. Most recently, she specialized in major gifts with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), contributing to the organization's "In Our Lifetime" campaign.
Amanda earned her undergraduate degree from the University of British Columbia, majoring in English Literature. She is an active New West resident, sitting on the Vancouver Foundation's Neighbourhood Small Grants Committee for the city. Prior to taking on the role of VP Membership Advancement for AFP, she served on the chapter's Membership Committee from 2013 to 2017.