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Alison Holt

Alison Holt

Managing Director, Offord Group
Senior Consultant, Marts & Lundy


Queen’s University

Alison Holt is the Managing Director of Offord Group, where she works with charities on organizational strategy development, including revenue development, campaign, and marketing and communications. She also leads Offord’s communications practice, and serves on the editorial team for Canadian Perspectives on Philanthropy, Offord’s annual magazine.

Prior to joining the Offord Group, Alison built a career in educational advancement at universities and at a start-up independent school. She was the founding Vice‐Principal of External Relations at Greenwood College School;  Associate Director (Alumni Relations) at the University of Toronto, where she oversaw the University’s central alumni office and programs; and served in a variety of positions at her alma mater, Queen’s University, where she was the Associate Editor of the alumni magazine and worked in alumni relations, advancement communications, and campaign communications.

Alison sits on the Board of Trustees at Queen’s University, where she also serves on the External Relations and Development Committee, the Governance and Nominating Committee and the University Council. She is the recipient of Queen’s University’s Herbert J. Hamilton Award for service to the university.

She is on the Advisory Committee of the LEAP|Pecault Centre for Social Impact, where Offord Group is a founding sector partner. Alison also provides support for LEAP’s revenue development and marketing strategies, and works directly on strategy with their portfolio organizations.

Alison is currently on the Montcrest School Board. Past volunteer experiences include the Foundation Board of the Child Development Institute, CAIS Leadership Institute faculty, AFP’s D3 event planning committee and Vice‐President of the Canadian Council for the Advancement of Education.

  • Bishop’s University
  • Brescia University College
  • CAMH
  • Camp Oochigeas
  • Canadian Accredited Independent Schools (CAIS)
  • Canadian Cancer Society
  • Centennial College
  • Chinese International School
  • Concordia University
  • Community Food Centres Canada
  • Crescent School
  • Habitat for Humanity GTA
  • Heart and Stroke Foundation
  • Humber College
  • Ivey School of Business at Western University
  • Lakefield College School
  • Mackenzie Health Foundation
  • National University of Singapore
  • Pathways to Education Canada
  • Queen’s University
  • Right to Play
  • Royal Ontario Museum
  • Somersfield Academy
  • St. Clement’s School
  • Toronto French School
  • Trafalgar Castle School
  • Trinity College School
  • University of Guelph
  • Vancouver General Hospital & UBC Hospital Foundation
  • Wildlife Conservation Society