Enews - April 26, 2016




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Thank You to CCAE National Partners and Sponsors!

In This Issue

Canadian advancement’s most important annual event could not succeed without the generous support of CCAE’s two National Partners - TD and MBNA - as well as the many Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze Sponsors who contribute time, talent and treasure in support of advancement programs across the country.

View CCAE 2016 National Partner and Sponsor profiles (Platinum and Gold), check out details on the 2016 CCAE App (coming in May 2016) and plan to spend quality time in the CCAE Marketplace at #ccae2016. We have some fun, engaging surprises in store!

• Best Time, Best Value
• Novice No More
• Time’s A-Wasting!
• Get It (a room) While You Can
• CCAeScan
• Appointment Notice

National Partners


TD Insurance Meloche Monnex

2016 National
Conference Sponsors


Industrial Alliance


Tempo Framing


Canada Life





Donna Heibert

Edwardsw School of Business


Global philanthropic



Milburn Universal


Hamilton Tourism

Best Time, Best Value

The annual National Conference - held in June each year in a different Canadian city (June 7 - 10, 2016 in Saskatoon, SK) - is Canadian educational advancement’s top event. During 3.5 days, staff who work in every area of advancement learn, share and celebrate the profession. It’s peer-led Canadian content on Canadian soil: the best networking and PD quality and value.

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Novice No More

If you’re a recent hire in advancement, the one-day 2016 Essentials for New Professionals in Advancement Workshop on June 7th provides the best possible grounding in the profession. You’ll gain new confidence, colleagues and strategies to make the most of your new job and your career. Attend both the workshop and conference for a great combined registration rate

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Time’s A-Wasting!

It’s coming up fast! The early registration deadline for #ccae2016 expires on May 1. Register now to save $200 per person - even more if you bring a buddy. Advancement teams, from the same or various shops, generate synergy when each attends a different session and all debrief during and after the conference.

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Get It (a room) While You Can

CCAE’s room block at the beautiful, historic Delta Bessborough Hotel features rates as low as $199 per night. This room block availability expires on May 6th. Don’t get left out under the stars! Book your room now.

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Think you know which generation gives most? Check out this MobileCause Infographic on Charitable Giving by Generation to find out which generation proportionally gives the most to charities and nonprofits, plus their preferred solicitation and donation methods and favourite causes.

New gift adds $45 M to U of Toronto Boundless Campaign. The estate of Joseph Rotman announced a landmark $30 million gift to the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management, which will be matched by the University of Toronto to establish the $45 million Rotman Catalyst Fund. The remaining $15-million given by U of T will be used for student scholarships, new faculty positions and infrastructure investments. This latest gift from Joseph and Sandra Rotman makes them the most generous benefactors in the University’s history, following many major gifts over the past 20 years.

Gift leads to naming of School. Queen’s University announced the naming of the Dan School of Drama and Music , in honour of Aubrey and Marla Dan’s donation of $5 million to the school. Marla and Aubrey Dan are Queen’s parents whose daughter is a graduate of the drama program. Mr. Dan is a highly accomplished Canadian businessman and philanthropist, with a passion for the performing arts. The donation will be endowed to allow investments in visiting professional instructors, scholarships and research.

Ontario helps fund OCADU rebuild. The Ontario government will direct $27-million toward a rebuilding of OCAD University’s downtown Toronto campus that will give the institution long-awaited upgrades to its facilities. The funds will go toward the cost of the university’s $60-million Creative City Campus project: additions, renovations and expansions to the complex of buildings, next to the Art Gallery of Ontario, that houses most of OCADU.

$10 million to support U of Manitoba’s fundraising campaign. Hartley Richardson, CEO of James Richardson and Sons, recently announced a $10 million gift from the Richardson Foundation - the largest philanthropic gift announced for the $500 million Front and Centre fundraising campaign. The funds will go towards essential classroom and laboratory upgrades across the U of M's Fort Garry and Bannatyne campuses.

Ottawa supports development of Memorial’s new Signal Hill property. The federal government is giving $4.5 million to support Memorial University of Newfoundland's $25 million Battery Facility initiative . Memorial's Office of Public Engagement plans to use the Battery Facility on Signal Hill to become a public engagement and innovation hub. The Battery Facility, which was once a hotel, will be home to the Gardiner Centre, the Genesis Centre and the Harris Centre.

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Appointment Notice

David J Mitchell has been appointed Vice President, College Advancement and Chief External Relations Officer at Bow Valley College. He has previously served as Vice-President at Queen’s University.

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