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


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 is piloting the new CAGP campaign, Will Power. Will Power will replace LEAVE A LEGACY™  as a broad-based marketing and engagement program designed to assist charities and advisors in promoting planned gifts to donors and clients. Learn more or become a member of Will Power, visit our national site here.

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

Senior Development Officer, Planned Giving

Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation
gemmellc at hhsc.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/Leave a Legacy Chair: Shauna Reid

Senior Donor Relations Officer

St. Joseph’s Healthcare Foundation

shauna at stjoesfoundation.ca

Education Chair: Joanne Harris-Bedford, Bsc, BPEd

Assante Wealth Management

joanne at dmphamilton.ca

Membership Chair: Tanya Hannah Rumble, CFRE, MFA-P™

Manager of Development, Major and Planned Giving

McMaster University

tanya.rumble at gmail.com

Secretary: Carol Rame

Senior Gift Planner, Development Department

Ontario Great Lakes Division, The Salvation Army

Carol_Rame at can.salvationarmy.org

Communications Chair: Erin Court 

Communications Officer, Brock University

ecourt at brocku.ca

Member at Large: Darlene Bennett-Howes, CFRE

Director of Business Development and Community Engagement

Royal Botanical Gardens

dbennett at rbg.ca

Member at Large: Joan Cosby, CFP®

Senior Wealth Advisor, Assante Wealth Management

Planned Giving Consultant at The Donor Motivation Program® Canada

joana at dmphamilton.ca

Member at Large: Michael Longval

Director of Personal Giving

Good Shepherd Centres Hamilton

mlongval at gsch.ca

Member at Large: Amanda Braet B.A., CFRE
Development Director
Women's Place of South Niagara Inc.

amanda at wpsn.ca

Treasurer: vacant — volunteer with us!

Note: email addresses — change at to @ and remove spaces

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The Niagara Golden Horseshoe Chapter provides resources and hosts educational events for members, providing opportunities to network, share ideas and develop understanding of current issues relating to gift planning.

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