The AFP Greater Vancouver Chapter Board of Directors are dedicated volunteers who provide leadership and strategic direction to volunteer committees in pursuit of the chapter’s mission and values. Board Members are elected at the Annual General Meeting each year in June.
If you are interested in becoming an AFP Greater Vancouver Chapter Board Member or Committee Member, please email us.
David Love, CFRE
A passionate fundraiser, David has been consulting for 9 of his 25+ years in this profession, forming his own Company, LOVEfundraising, following 3½ years as Partner with a fundraising consulting firm. David consistently delivers strategic counsel to large and small non-profits in Canada and the US to ultimately improve their fundraising effectiveness. In 2013, David was Vice-President, Campaign, for St. Paul’s Foundation where he established the fundraising framework for the current Capital Campaign. In other roles, David has successfully stewarded campaigns and championed fund development for a number of leading organizations including UBC, the Justice Institute of BC and Central City Foundation.
A sought-after speaker and trainer, David has shared his enthusiasm for philanthropy with not-for-profits throughout the province and has been an instructor in the “Essentials of Fundraising” course at BCIT since 2001. For the past 25 years he has been a singer with the highly acclaimed Chor Leoni Men’s Choir and has served on their Board and Fundraising Committee. David is in his 3rd year serving as President of the Greater Vancouver Chapter.
Edwin Kwong, CPA, CMA
Management Consultant, EDK Management
Edwin Kwong has been on the AFP Board for over 4 years. As a consultant in financial operations, he brings with experience in both Corporate and Non-Profit environments, from technology to arts organizations. Membership and volunteering with AFP has provided an amazing opportunity to share, learn and contribute to the growing fundraising professional community
Kristy James, CFRE
CEO, Burnaby Hospital Foundation
Sofia Janmohamed, MBA, CFRE
Director, Leadership Giving, Canadian Cancer Society of BC & Yukon
DIRECTORS OF THE BOARD
VP COMMUNICATIONS & GOVERNMENT RELATIONS
Andrea Wright, MBA
Executive Director, Vancouver Police Foundation
Andrea Wright is the Executive Director of the Vancouver Police Foundation. Her career in fundraising and sales spans nearly two decades. She has held senior roles with the Vancouver Aquarium/Ocean Wise, Vancouver Talmud Torah school, Vancouver Whitecaps FC, West Coast Environmental Law, the Richmond Hospital Foundation and the University of British Columbia. Andrea spent five years in Ottawa as a special assistant to two Cabinet Ministers and an MP and then as a consultant and lobbyist for APCO, a subsidiary of Grey Worldwide.
Andrea’s fundraising experience includes major, planned and capital gifts as well as annual giving and events and marketing. She has been a member of AFP for most of her career, and previously served the Vancouver Chapter as the Government Relations Committee Chair. Andrea is excited to rejoin the AFP Greater Vancouver Chapter board to give back to the profession that has shaped her working life. She strongly believes in ongoing education and transparence within the profession.
She holds an MBA from the Sauder School of Business (Marketing, Strategy) and a Bachelor of Arts from Carleton University (Political Science and History).
VP MEMBERSHIP ADVANCEMENT
Amanda Sayfy, BA, CFRE
Directory, Development, Family Services of Greater Vancouver
For Amanda, creating the magical win-win of matching an organization's needs with a donor's meaningful philanthropic goals is at the heart of the fundraising profession. For more than a decade, she has been honoured to help make a difference in healthcare, medical research, and now social services. Currently, she is leading fund development efforts at Family Services of Greater Vancouver (FSGV) as Director, Development, helping to build the Agency's capacity to deliver essential programs and services to individuals and families in crisis. Prior to joining FSGV, Amanda began her fundraising career with 9 years at BC Children's Hospital Foundation in event management and community giving, individual and corporate fundraising, and managing the Children's Circle of Care. Most recently, she specialized in major gifts with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), contributing to the organization's "In Our Lifetime" campaign.
Amanda earned her undergraduate degree from the University of British Columbia, majoring in English Literature. She is an active New West resident, sitting on the Vancouver Foundation's Neighbourhood Small Grants Committee for the city. Prior to taking on the role of VP Membership Advancement for AFP, she served on the chapter's Membership Committee from 2013 to 2017.
VP PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Deb Abma-Sluggett, CFRE
Director of Philanthropy, Take A Hike Foundation
Deb Abma-Sluggett is a passionate, people-focused non-profit leader who cares deeply about Philanthropy and Community, it's one of the reasons that she is became a member of AFP back in 2011 when she started her career in Fundraising. Deb is the Director of Philanthropy and Government Relations at Take a Hike and proud wife and mom of four. She has been involved on the professional development committee since 2016 and serves as the Co-Chair for the Professional Development Committee for AFP's Greater Vancouver Chapter. She believes in providing opportunities where people can come together to learn and support each other professionally and build new skills and relationships that enhance our community.
VP COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
Kyle Tiney, CFRE
Director, Annual Giving, Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
Kyle Tiney is the Director, Annual Giving for the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. The Juno and Grammy-award winning VSO is the largest arts organization in Western Canada and third largest orchestra in Canada. Kyle strives to create meaningful relationships with the organization's 3000+ annual donors in addition to supporting the organization's $30M endowment campaign.
As a passionate youth wanting to help change the world, Kyle started his fundraising career with the Canadian Cancer Society in 2006 leading the largest Relay For Life in Canada. Prior to joining the VSO, Kyle has held leadership roles with Villa Cathay Care Home, Crisis Centre of BC, BC Wildlife Federation and Burnaby Hospital Foundation.
Kyle achieved his CFRE designation in 2012 becoming one of the youngest in the country to do so at the time. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Simon Fraser University. Additionally, Kyle has received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2013 for his contributions to the local community.
Kyle has been an active member of AFP as a mentor and had served on the Giving Hearts Awards Committee for multiple years before Co-Chairing National Philanthropy Day for 2 years. He has also served on the Board of Directors for Kids Up Front Vancouver, Scouts Canada and Scouts Canada Foundation.
VP PARTNERSHIP INITIATIVES & SPONSORSHIP
Anita Nielsen, MMSt, CFRE
Executive Director, Advancement & Alumni Relations, University of the Fraser Valley
Anita Nielsen is a respected advancement professional with 25+ years experience in the not for profit sector. She has a unique depth and breadth of expertise in resource development, project management, marketing & brand alignment, human resources, strategic planning and executive search.
Anita currently serves as the Executive Director, Advancement & Alumni Relations for the University of the Fraser Valley. Prior roles include Senior Search and Philanthropy Consultant with KCI Ketchum Canada; Associate Vice President, Annual & Planned Giving for Toronto General and Western Hospital Foundation; Director of Development for the National Ballet of Canada; Manager, Corporate Giving for SickKids Foundation; and Development Officer for the Royal Ontario Museum.
Committed to the betterment of her community, Anita has contributed her time and expertise to benefit a number of organizations, including AFP, United Way of the Lower Mainland, the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Esprit Orchestra, Inner City Angels, the Toronto District School Board and Tourette Canada.
Anita has held the CFRE designation since 2000.
Darius Maze, CFRE
Founder, A-mazing Solutions
Darius is a certified fundraising professional who brings his expertise in diversity, inclusion, and social justice to community engagement and development. He has worked for the last five years in the social service sector where he has led annual giving, major donor, and event programs for organizations like PeaceGeeks, Jewish Family Agency, and The Bloom Group. A committed volunteer for causes that help to remove barriers for marginalized communities, Darius supports Vancouver Pride, the Association of Neighbourhood Houses of BC, and Rainbow Refugee in addition to being an active member of AFP.
As a volunteer for AFP Greater Vancouver, he has served on its Communications and National Philanthropy Day committees as well as the IDEA committee which he currently chairs. Darius also serves AFP on its Canada Foundation board where he is the incoming Chair of its Inclusive Giving Fellowship program which supports 20 diverse fundraisers with mentorship and training each year. Additionally, he is the newest member of the AFP International board and a long-time member of its international IDEA and Women's Impact Initiative committees.
MEMBER AT LARGE: VOLUNTEER RECRUITMENT & ENGAGEMENT
Vice President, Search: KCI Philanthropy
A vital member of KCI’s Search practice, Christoph Clodius has been with KCI for five years as their Vancouver-based Vice President. He has lead many searches with a number of organizations across BC and Canada, including searches for UBC, BC Cancer Foundation, Heart & Stroke Foundation, MS Society, CNIB, St. George’s School, United Way of Victoria, Tides Canada, University of Victoria, and many others. Christoph also works with clients and candidates alike on management and retention, and career planning.
In addition to his time with KCI, Christoph brings over 11 years’ experience in professional fundraising and strategic planning with both post-secondary education and community organizations. He spent many years fundraising with UBC, including three years as Director of Development with the Faculty of Forestry, and additional major gifts fundraising roles with the Sauder School, Arts, and Principal Gifts. He was also Director of Development with the BC Paraplegic Association (now Spinal Cord Injury BC), and several campaigns with the United Way of the Lower Mainland. Christoph has spoken at and attended many professional conferences across Canada with AFP, AHP, CAGP, CCAE, and others.
Association of Fundraising Professionals - Greater Vancouver Chapter