Community Foundation of Canada has announced that Andrea Dicks has been appointed to the position of President, effective immediately.
Andrea was previously CFC’s Chief Operating Officer (COO). She follows and succeeds Ian Bird, after nine years as president.
‘Andrea’s experience is deeply rooted in the community foundation movement with expertise spanning philanthropy, governance, strategy and operations,’ said Lockington. ‘As President, Andrea will join CEO Andrew Chunilall as co-executives tasked with championing the work of community foundations and advancing CFC’s purpose of relentlessly pursuing a future where everyone belongs. We believe Andrew and Andrea form an incredible team. Drawing from nearly 25 years of collective community foundation experience, their leadership will enable CFC and the network of 191 Canadian community foundations to further expand their impact in the next decade.’
Prior to joining CFC, Andrea held multiple executive leadership roles, including as Founding Executive Director of the Community Foundation of Greater Peterborough, Managing Director of the Rideau Hall Foundation and with the PwC Foundation.
Andrea Dicks said,’This is an incredibly exciting time to be working in community philanthropy. Collectively, we have an opportunity to be actors in a system that shifts power, translates knowledge into action and aspires to build stronger, more resilient and sustainable communities for all.’
For more on the appointment see: http://www.communityfoundations.ca