Robin joined Offord Group in 2005 and brings a depth of experience to the clients she serves from her work across all sectors and with organizations of all sizes, from long-established universities, hospitals, arts & cultural organizations and independent schools with sophisticated fundraising programs to small organizations just beginning their charitable journey.
Robin’s fundraising career began at her alma mater, McGill University (B.A. and M.Ed.), where she experienced her first campaign and moved quickly up through the Advancement office working in annual, major gifts and campaign fundraising, as well as alumni and donor relations programs. Prior to joining the 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 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 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 Committee 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.