Don joined the Saskatoon Community Foundation team in September 2008. Don has a broad background in the charitable sector, having managed programs and developed resources for several local organizations, including Friends of the Broadway Theatre, Epilepsy Saskatoon, Hemophilia Saskatchewan, and Jubilee Residences. His career began with an M.A. in English, and he taught English at the USask and the University of Regina before working in the charitable sector. During his years with the Saskatoon Community Foundation, Don has been involved in administering virtually every type of granting program, including the Foundation’s many programs, as well as federal, provincial and civic grants, many corporate granting programs, donor-created programs, and multi-sectoral funding partnerships.
Don currently serves on the Board of Leadership Saskatoon and the Stewardship Committee of Reconciliation Saskatoon. He also served for 13 years in several roles on the executive of the Saskatoon Society of Fundraising Executives.