Welcome to the Canadian Association of Gift Planners, Niagara Golden Horseshoe Chapter!


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Who We Are & What We Do


CAGP is the premier organization for fundraisers and professional advisors, lawyers, financial advisors and accountants to network, share ideas, and develop their knowledge of current issues relating to gift planning.


The Niagara Golden Horseshoe Chapter hosts educational meetings annually for members to connect with their colleagues and hear from expert speakers. All interested are welcome to attend our meetings, designed to help you serve your donors or clients better.

Will Power Campaign

(formerly Leave a Legacy)

Our Chapter proudly piloted the new CAGP campaign, Will Power. Will Power launches nationally in 2021 and will replace LEAVE A LEGACY™. We are here to support you should you join this broad-based marketing and engagement program. Will Power assists charities and advisors in promoting planned gifts to donors and clients. You can learn more about becoming a member of Will Power by visiting our national site.

CAGP Foundation 

We want to build a better world through strategic charitable giving. 

Your gift helps us to make a significant impact on philanthropy in Canada by expanding the scope and availability of the highest quality philanthropic education, developing knowledge, building awareness, creating connections and engaging in national dialogues. 


We encourage you to make a multi-year pledge to allow for the planning of a long-term sustainable program. 


Questions? Please contact the CAGP Foundation

Charitable Registration:

Our Chapter’s Executive Committee:

Chair: Carrie Gemmell, CFRE

Manager, Planned Giving
St. Joseph's Health Centre Foundation Toronto
cgemmell at stjoestoronto.ca

Vice-Chair: Tracy Geoffroy, CFRE

Executive Director

Hotel Dieu Shaver Health and Rehabilitation Foundation

Tracy.Geoffroy at hoteldieushaver.org

Past-Chair: Ricky Piedrahita, CEA

Divisional Director of Development, Development Department

Ontario Great Lakes Division, The Salvation Army

Ricky_Piedrahita at can.salvationarmy.org

Will Power Chair: Darlene Bennett-Howes, CFRE

Director of Business Development and Community Engagement

Royal Botanical Gardens

dbennett at rbg.ca

Education Chair: Joanne Harris-Bedford, Bsc, BPEd

Assante Wealth Management

joanne at dmphamilton.ca

Membership Chair: Amanda Braet B.A., CFRE

Development Director

Women's Place of South Niagara Inc.

amanda at wpsn.ca

Secretary: Carol Rame, MFA-P

Senior Gift Planner, Development Department

Ontario Great Lakes Division, The Salvation Army

Carol.Rame at salvationarmy.ca

Marketing & Communications Co-chair: Erin Court

Communications Officer, Brock University

eerincourt at gmail.com

Marketing & Communications Co-chair: Matina Singh, CFRE

Development Officer, Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation

singhma at hhsc.ca​


Member at Large: Joan Cosby, CFP®

Senior Wealth Advisor, Assante Wealth Management

Planned Giving Consultant at The Donor Motivation Program® Canada

joanne at dmphamilton.ca

Gena Dureault, CFRE

Senior Development Officer

Mohawk College Foundation

gena.dureault at mohawkcollege.ca


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