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Meg Friedman, Executive Director

Meg Friedman is a nonprofit executive with more than 20 years of experience in revenue development, marketing and communications, strategic planning, and campaign, volunteer and staff management. Meg loves to write and tell the stories that bring an organization, its people and unique contribution to our society “to life.” She also enjoys connecting people with charitable projects that are meaningful – because she believes that giving should bring about a sense of joy or serenity in your heart and soul.

In her role as Philanthropic Counsel with Good Works, Meg provided strategic advice and fundraising services to numerous hospital and long-term care centres including Bruyère Foundation and The Perley and Rideau Veterans Health Centre Foundation. Meg was the first Managing Director for Hillel Lodge Long-Term Care Foundation, and held leadership positions with United Way Ottawa and Jewish Federation of Ottawa.

Fun facts about Meg: Meg was raised in Waterloo, as one of eight children in the Kirby family. She moved to Ottawa in 1996, and is happiest when spending time with her children, family and friends, or taking in the sights and sounds of the great outdoors, especially on a sunny day.

(613) 731-4660 ext 350

Sarah joined St. Patrick’s Home Foundation in May of 2017. Sarah is a Certified Fundraising Executive and has worked in special events, community development, annual giving, membership and direct marketing. She is passionate about connecting people with causes they love and improving the donor experience so that donors see the wonderful impact they are having in their community. Sarah previously worked as the Senior Development Officer, Annual Giving & Membership, at Spinal Cord Injury Ontario. She is also passionate about community involvement and is a past board member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Ottawa Chapter and Tech4Good Ottawa, and has also served as Chair of the Ottawa Coalition to End Violence Against Women.

A fun fact about Sarah: She loves to hike, especially in nearby (and beautiful) Gatineau Park, and is a avid baker – her specialty being cupcakes.

(613) 731-4660 ext 352

Sarah McKinnon, CFRE

Development Manager

(613)731-4660 ext 351

Dave Spooner

Manager, Finance

(613) 731-4660 ext 353

Eden Hailemariam

Development Coordinator

Breanne Case

Development Coordinator (Currently on Maternity Leave)