Press release: Daniel H. Lanteigne, Executive Director of the REA Foundation Named 2018-19 AFP Fellow in Inclusion and Philanthropy Program
Montreal, August 30, 2018 – The REA Foundation is pleased to announce that Daniel H. Lanteigne, Executive Director of the REA Foundation has been accepted as a 2018-19 Fellow in the Association of Fundraising Professionals Foundation for Philanthropy – Canada Fellowship in Inclusion and Philanthropy Program.
The goal of the program is to build the capacity of emerging fundraising leaders that reflect the diversity of our communities. To this end, the Fellowship will provide dedicated education, professional development and mentorship to 20 mid-level and emerging nonprofit professionals from across Canada, representing a wide range of cultural backgrounds and interests.
“To remain strong and vibrant, the Canadian nonprofit sector and the fundraising profession must reflect the changing nature of Canada and its citizens,” said Roger Ali, CFRE, chair of the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy – Canada. “I’m so excited about the Fellowship program because its bring together so many great new perspectives into the profession and the sector. These Fellows represent the future of our sector and, in many ways, our country, and we’re excited to be able to support them as they work to support all Canadians.”
The Fellows will engage in inclusion-oriented education, specialized training, networking activities, one-on-one mentorship and professional contributions. The Fellows will each work on an individual project focusing on diversity and inclusion in policy development within their organizations and/or the philanthropic sector.
“It’s an honor to have been selected from 20 Canadians for this unparalleled development opportunity. Promoting inclusion in the workplace is part of my DNA so I couldn’t be more proud of this initiative, which brings concrete leverage to diversity in philanthropy “, said Daniel H. Lanteigne, Executive Director of the REA Foundation.
Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP)
Since 1960, AFP has inspired global change and supported efforts that generated over $1 trillion. AFP’s over 33,000 individual and organizational members raise over $100 billion annually, equivalent to one-third of all charitable giving in North America and millions more around the world. For more information or to join the world’s largest association of fundraising professionals, visit www.afpnet.org.
AFP Foundation of Philanthropy – Canada
The AFP Foundation for Philanthropy – Canada is a registered charity which raises funds for educational programs (conferences, seminars, webinars) offered across the country; provides bursaries and scholarships to fundraisers to develop their professional capacities; funds and conducts research into fundraising and philanthropy in Canada; and encourages and promotes diversity and inclusion in philanthropy and the fundraising profession. Established in 1998, the Foundation has a history of promoting philanthropy and supporting the fundraising profession in Canada.
The REA Foundation is proud to actively support physical rehabilitation in Quebec, being dedicated to the Institut universitaire sur la réadaptation en déficience physique de Montréal (IURDPM). Clients with motor, sensory or speech or language impairments benefit from the Foundation’s sustained contribution. Thanks to the generosity of its donors, the REA Foundation can invest, in particular, in research, teaching, training, advanced technology, but above all in the quality of life and the well-being of users. For more information, visit http://reafoundation.ca.
Ms. Ronit Yarosky,
National Director, Fellowship in Inclusion and Philanthropy Program
AFP Foundation for Philanthropy, Canada
Director, Philanthropic Development