Alison Hughes is an avid fundraiser, donor, and advocate for kids with disabilities. Born paraplegic, Alison received care at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital throughout her childhood. As a teen, she was an ambassador for the hospital’s Foundation and spoke at numerous fundraising events. She also supported Variety Village and Track3 as an ambassador at various fundraising events while remaining active, playing wheelchair basketball and learning to mono-ski. After graduating from McMaster University, she returned to the Foundation to begin her career as a fundraiser.
Alison has worked for Holland Bloorview for nine years supporting many different teams in the Foundation and is currently the Development Officer of Annual Programs. Throughout her time with the organization, Alison has sat on the Accessibility Committee and was part of a group that developed Holland Bloorview’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion committee. This fellowship will further her opportunities to make inclusion a focus in the non-profit sector and within her organization.