AHP Ontario Roundtable – Collective Impact: Leveraging Major Gifts to Transform Healthcare

On April 24, healthcare foundation colleagues working in the fields of major gifts, campaigns and major gift leadership, will meet at the sold out AHP Ontario Roundtable to connect with peers from across the province for idea-sharing, collaborative discussion, and networking.

AHP Ontario Roundtable
Collective Impact: Leveraging Major Gifts to Transform Healthcare
  • Date: Wednesday, April 24, 2024
  • Time: 10:00am-1:30pm (includes lunch – please see below for the day’s agenda)   
  • Location: Cortellucci Vaughan Hospital at 3200 Major Mackenzie Dr. W, Vaughan ON  L6A 4Z3
  • A parking voucher will be provided

Get ready to learn about new practices in our field, and let’s celebrate our collective impact. For more information or questions about the roundtable, please contact Laura Gordenier by phone at 705-743-2121, ext. 4189, or by email

Lesley Heighway
President & CEO
Peterborough Regional Health Centre Foundation
AHP Canada Council Board Member
Tammy Morison
President & CEO
North Bay Regional Health Centre Foundation
Vice Chair
AHP Board of Directors
Nicole McCahon
President & CEO
Mackenzie Health Foundation
AHP Canada Council Board Member
  • 10:00am: Arrival, coffee, and opening remarks
  • 10:15am-11:15am: Presentations
  • 11:15am-11:30am: Coffee break
  • 11:30am-12:30pm: Major gift and campaign panel discussion
  • 12:30pm-1:30pm: Lunch, networking, and table discussions  
Luci Anderson
Vice President, Philanthropy
Mackenzie Health Foundation

Luci Anderson brings over two decades of exceptional experience and dedication to healthcare fundraising and development, with a distinguished tenure at Mackenzie Health Foundation since March 2011. Currently serving as the Vice President of Philanthropy, Luci embodies a donor-centric approach and strategic acumen that have been instrumental in her career.

Luci has extensive experience in relationship building, networking, team building, campaign management, and execution. She has played a pivotal role in steering the $250 million Ultimate campaign, the largest fundraising initiative ever undertaken by a community hospital in Canada. Through her collaborative efforts with a committed team and volunteers, Luci successfully realized the campaign’s goals, aimed to build and equip the new Cortellucci Vaughan Hospital and enhance care at Mackenzie Richmond Hill Hospital.

Grounded in a solid educational foundation in business and marketing, Luci’s journey began in the corporate sphere, where she honed her skills in strategic planning and business development. However, her passion for social impact and unwavering commitment to philanthropy led her to transition into the non-profit sector, where she continues to make a profound difference.

Luci’s involvement extends beyond her professional role, as evidenced by her active membership in esteemed organizations such as the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy and the Association of Fundraising Professionals, underscoring her dedication to advancing within the sector and fostering collaboration within the philanthropic community.

With steadfast dedication to making meaningful contributions, Luci stands as a champion of excellence in healthcare fundraising, embodying the values of integrity, innovation and compassion in all her endeavours.

Kendra Clarke
Director of Philanthropy
North Bay Regional Health Centre Foundation

As Director of Philanthropy at the North Bay Regional Health Centre Foundation, Kendra mentors and provides leadership across a team of ten. She has served the community in many ways, helping to advance medical technology and programs at NBRHC for the past 13 years.

During her tenure, Kendra directed the campaign efforts, engaging more than 25 community volunteers who raised more than $6.3 million during the Cancer Care, Close to Home campaign. Following this success Kendra spearheaded community engagement efforts in response to the pandemic. Currently she is working on several million in projects to help the community have access to exceptional healthcare, close to home.

Kendra volunteers whenever she has the chance. A three-time conference committee volunteer for AHP, she has a passion for our sector and the professional development that is an important aspect of ensuring our colleagues have access to education while enhancing career experiences and satisfaction. Locally, she serves on the North Bay Granite Club Board of Directors.

She has a postgraduate certificate in Fundraising & Resource Development from Georgian College and in 2016, she earned the Certified Fund Raising Executive designation. In 2022, Kendra was included in the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy’s 40 Under 40 professionals. She was an AHP scholarship recipient in 2022. 

Nicole Lamont
Senior Vice President, Philanthropy
Trillium Health Partners Foundation

Nicole Lamont leads a team of dedicated fundraising professionals as part of a $500 million comprehensive campaign for Trillium Health Partners. She is responsible for all relationship based fundraising activity including transformational gifts, major gifts (individual, corporate and foundation), planned gifts, third party events and supporting functions including donor experience and research. This team is proud to have secured Canada’s largest gift of $105 million from Peter Gilgan and Canada’s largest corporate match gift of $75 million from Orlando Corporation.  

Nicole began her career at The Credit Valley Hospital Foundation in 2002 and has since held successive leadership roles in donor relations, transformational and major gifts. She played a key role in the amalgamation of The Credit Valley Hospital Foundation and Trillium Health Centre Foundation and was appointed to the executive team of the merged entity, Trillium Heath Partners Foundation, founded in 2013.

Nicole’s academic commitment to a career in professional fundraising began at The University of Western Ontario concluding with her post graduate diploma in Fund Development from Fanshawe College. Later earning her Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) designation in 2004 as one of the youngest Canadians to receive this distinction. Thereafter, she completed the Physician & Director Leadership program at the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto, the Fundraising Leadership program at the Wisconsin School of Business and the Ivey Leadership Program at the Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario.

Steven MacDonald
Director, Development & Campaigns
Lakeridge Health Foundation

Steve MacDonald is the Director of Development and Campaigns at Lakeridge Health Foundation. His career in fundraising began at Queen’s University over 22 years ago. Prior to joining the team at Lakeridge Health Foundation, he held leadership roles at George Jeffrey Children’s Foundation and Peterborough Regional Health Centre Foundation. 

Steve has a Master of Public Administration degree from Queen’s University. He volunteered as a “Big Brother” with Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Peterborough for 10 years and has also served on several volunteer boards including ReFrame Film Festival and Peterborough Humane Society.

Lesley Ring
Chief Development Officer
Southlake Regional Health Centre Foundation

A seasoned yet curious fundraising executive with over 25 years of progressive fundraising experience with regional, provincial, national, and international organizations, Lesley Ring is an accomplished organizational builder, with comprehensive fundraising experience and expertise. As Chief Development Officer at the Southlake Regional Health Centre Foundation, she leads a dedicated team of fundraisers and works in partnership with distinguished leadership volunteers and a world-class clinical team to inspire investment in Southlake.   

Previously, Lesley had the privilege of working in the fight against cancer for 17 years in progressive positions with the Canadian Cancer Society, National Office and Ontario Division. With nine years as Vice President, Development & Marketing, Lesley led a comprehensive development portfolio including annual, community, major and planned gifts, while advancing the Society’s brand and mission reach. 

She holds an Honours BA from Queen’s University and an MA in International Affairs from the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs.


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Altaf Stationwala
Mackenzie Health
Nicole McCahon
President & CEO
Mackenzie Health Foundation

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Julia Tompkins
Associate Director, Marketing
Oakville Hospital Foundation

Julia Tompkins, Senior Officer of Marketing at Oakville Hospital Foundation (OHF), has over a decade of non-profit healthcare communications expertise. Since 2012, she’s led transformative digital initiatives, launching OHF’s email marketing program and driving digital marketing campaigns with up to a 1000% return on ad spend. 

Julia’s leadership is pivotal as OHF embarks on a $150 million campaign for priority needs over the next decade. With postgraduate education in public relations, advertising, and digital marketing, Julia combines strategic vision with tactical expertise. Her dedication to digital fundraising and innovation positions her as a leader in non-profit marketing. Julia’s achievements underscore her commitment to advancing healthcare philanthropy through purposeful, data-driven strategies, driving sustained growth for OHF.