Wafaa Jawed

My strong passion for fundraising and philanthropy was developed through my experience working as a Call Centre Supervisor at my university’s Annual Giving department and volunteering with the university’s Student Philanthropy Council. Currently I work in Resource Development with Mennonite Coalition for Refugee Support which has made me aware of the struggles of people, especially youth, from diverse cultures. The experiences I have gained has contributed immensely to what I want to pursue in life. I hope to dive further in philanthropic efforts because I believe it’s one of the most effective ways to see meaningful change happen across communities to improve the quality of life for many individuals and impact our future generations in a positive way. I also want to be an encouragement to others who have a disability, or experienced exclusion or discrimination due to gender, status, income, race or culture. Contributing to the body of knowledge about Diversity and Inclusion in the sector, will ensure positive changes across organizations and create a better understanding of the issues people in similar situations may face.