Kara Palleschi joined the CFC in June 2014 in the part-time role of Donor Engagement Specialist. Palleschi works closely with the Development Department to create donor solicitation and engagement strategies. She recently helped launch the new CFC Circle of Supporters donor benefits program at the CFC.
Palleschi has over 11 years experience working on major gift fundraising campaigns at the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR). Most recently, she was the Director of Stewardship at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health Foundation (CAMH) where she developed strategies to enhance the donor experience at CAMH. Palleschi is a graduate of Queen’s University and holds a Graduate Certificate in Fundraising and Volunteer Management from Humber College. She is also a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP).