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Robin Fowler, CFRE

Robin Fowler, CFRE

Senior Consultant, Offord Group
Senior Consultant and Principal, Marts & Lundy


McGill University

Robin is a trusted strategic and tactical advisor to her clients, bringing a depth of experience across all sectors from universities, colleges and independent schools to hospitals, arts & cultural organizations and social services agencies.  Robin is a well-known and respected fundraising professional with over 30 years of experience in the non-profit sector. She joined Offord Group in 2005 and works with clients across all sectors and with organizations of all sizes.

Robin’s fundraising career began at her alma mater, McGill University (B.A. and M.Ed.), where she experienced her first campaign and gained deep experience in annual, major gifts and campaign fundraising, as well as alumni and donor relations programs. Prior to joining Offord Group, Robin was the Director of Advancement at Havergal College, where her work and achievements in fundraising, alumni relations and communications were recognized with several awards from the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). Robin also has broad experience from her years as Campaign Manager at the Mount Sinai Hospital Foundation and Director of Advancement at the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research.

Robin provides her clients with expansive expertise in major gifts and campaign strategy, donor relations, annual and planned giving and also has a focus on culture change and training, having worked with and helped several hundred organizations move towards their goals.

Robin has volunteered for years with many organizations and was most recently Vice-Chair and Member of the Board of Bereaved Families of Ontario – Toronto (2008-2013) where she was also honoured with their two highest awards for exemplary volunteer service and leadership – the Noah Thorek Award (2011) and Founders Award (2013). Robin is a Member of McGill’s Women, Leadership and Philanthropy Advisory Board and is a past president of the McGill Alumni Association branch in Toronto. Robin has also been involved as a volunteer with the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Greater Toronto Chapter as a Board and committee member, and chaired Congress in 2002, the year she also received her Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) designation. She is also a past instructor of the Major & Planned Gifts course in the Humber College Fundraising and Volunteer Management Program. She is a frequent speaker at conferences and has contributed to numerous publications in the non-profit sector.

  • Canadian Cancer Society
  • Canadian Tire Jump Start Charities
  • Canadian Olympic Foundation
  • Concordia University
  • Humber Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning
  • Jewish Family and Child
  • Kol Ami
  • Let’s Talk Science
  • McGill University
  • Robbins Hebrew Academy
  • Rotman School of Business, University of Toronto
  • St. Michael’s Hospital Foundation
  • The Bishop Strachan School
  • The Royal Conservatory of Music
  • TannenbaumChat
  • Toronto Public Library
  • Women’s College Hospital Foundation
  • Young People’s Theatre