SAVE THE DATE! Lorna Somers is presenting May 23, 2018.




Mark your calendars!

MAY 23, 2018

Breakfast, Presentation, Q&A

7:30 am - 10:30 am

The Arboretum @ The University of Guelph


Registration Opens: March 20th



A bit about Lorna Somers...

Lorna has been working in University Advancement at McMaster University since 1988. During that time, she has been involved in the establishment and growth of the Annual Fund, Gift Planning and Major and Principal Giving. She has been Campaign Director for two university-wide comprehensive campaigns. Lorna currently focuses her attention on working closely with senior academic leaders and volunteers to secure principal level gifts, most notable among them, the largest cash gift to a Canadian university.

Somers complements the depth of her experience at McMaster with the breadth of a commitment to teaching and training that takes her around the globe. She works throughout Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia and North and Central America with academics and board members as well as colleagues in Advancement - both in higher education and the charitable sector. Volunteer work has included National Chair of Canadian Association of Gift Planners and Board Trustee and Chair of the International Committee for the Council of Advancement and Support of Education. Along with co-author Dr. Frank Minton, Lorna wrote the definitive volume entitled, Planned Giving for Canadians, after many editions, still among the best-selling books on fundraising in Canada.




Much appreciation to our Breakfast Sponsor for this event: