Amy is a young development professional committed to breaking down barriers for people facing challenges in life. As Major Gifts Officer at the Foundation Fighting Blindness, Amy helps donors discover how they can advance critical research on eye diseases causing blindness. She co-manages the National
Young Leaders program, a leadership development initiative for youth who are blind or partially sighted. Amy has worked with the YWCA of Metro Vancouver, the Canadian National Institute for the Blind, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Toronto, and the MS Society of Canada in fundraising and communications. She
serves as a Mentor for the CNIB’s National Youth Council mentoring blind and partially sighted youth and runs leadership development programming. A graduate of the University of Victoria (BA), the University of British Columbia’s Sauder School of Business (Master of Management) and Ryerson University (Master of Professional Communication), Amy is a life-long learner. She hopes to advance advocacy and inclusion for people with disabilities within the philanthropic sector so that we can better serve diverse communities.
You can find Amy at: ca.linkedin.com/in/amyellensoden