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Highlights of the Altruvest Donor Community Appreciation Event

We had a full house at our Donor and Community Appreciation event in December!

Thank you to everyone who came out to support us – we couldn’t do what we do without you. And to those who were unable to attend we hope to connect with you in the near future.

It was wonderful to catch up with our corporate sponsors, donors, charity partners, and volunteers who share our passion for building stronger communities by building stronger boards.

We were also thrilled to introduce some of our newest team members and share our plans for future expansion of our board member training and matching programs across Canada and into the US.

Cindy McNichol, Mark McNichol, Brad Kelly

Thank you to all our speakers for the motivational discussions and your commitment to create impact alongside Altruvest.

Rob Follows, Founder and Chair of Altruvest introduced Altruvest CEO Shamil Hargovan and they discussed their insights into how Altruvest can help charities improve their impact in local communities.

We also heard from BoardMatch Leaders, charitable partners, corporate sponsors and more:


Brad Kelly

Vice Chair at Altruvest

Lee Giles

Program Director, BoardMatch Leaders at Altruvest

Blair Dimock

Vice President, Partnerships & Measurement at Ontario Trillium Foundation

Dr. Pat Bradshaw

Professor Schulich School of Business at York University

Mario Piccinin

Partner at Ernest & Young (BoardMatch Leaders Alumni)

Susan Dunne

Executive Director at Altruvest

Don Walker

Board Member at Mary’s Center

Onita Day

Board Member (BoardMatch Leaders Alumni) & Mark Wilson, Board Member at Toronto City Opera

Danny Anckle

Executive Director, Cecil Community Center (BoardMatch Leaders Alumni)

Fiona Fisher

Executive Director at Camp Quality Canada

Wendy Rading

Executive Director at Arts Etobicoke

John Kirkpatrick & Tracy Posner

Co-Chairs of the Altruvest Community Advisory Board

Mark Schouten

President & CEO at Diversified Roofing

Scott Lewis

Partner at 5th Element

“For me, as I've learned about Altruvest and even more so tonight, my level of enthusiasm around the importance of strong boards, finding talented and passionate women and men who have a heart for something in their communities and to be able to equip them and make those matches is huge.”

Rob Follows, Landon Follows

Our future expansion plans

Technology has enabled us to think on a global scale, so we were proud to share our plans for future growth to take us far beyond the Greater Toronto Area where we started. We are planning to expand our operations across Canada, starting with Vancouver this year, and later to other cities in Canada and the US.

We are currently upgrading our BoardMatch™ software – both the matching and training components – to make it much more user-friendly and resilient as we scale up and bring our best practices to many more communities.

Here is a recap of the ways you can support us and how you can get involved

If you want to join us in our mission, there are various ways to get involved! 

  • Corporate sponsors can show their support by funding 2-25 leaders to participate in our BoardMatch Leaders Program.

  • Join our Toronto Advisory Board

  • Make a donation. We gratefully accept donations of any size to help fund our technology. 

  • Introduce us to Charities we can support that are interested in becoming beta users for the new platform. 

  • Become a volunteer. Whether you are interested in helping with fundraising, product/design, marketing, charity support, and/or corporate outreach we have a volunteer position for you. 

Thank you for your dedication and appreciate all your help! If you are interested in getting involved, please contact Us.

“A couple years ago we received notice that a few of our board members were stepping down. We didn’t have a recruitment strategy and we were in need of a solution. We went to BoardMatch and as a result, we quickly and effectively ended up with a roster of qualified individuals of various backgrounds interested in board positions. I am proud to share that we brought on four new board members as a result.”

Welcome! Let's create impact together.

With your help, We have been strengthening charitable boards For more than 25 years.

Welcome! Let's create impact together.

With your help, We have been strengthening charitable boards

For more than 25 years.