Vice-President Advancement, Interim
TRU is filling the Vice-President Advancement role on an interim basis through the firm Global Philanthropic Canada. This measure provides important advancement services to the university, as well as support for TRU President Brett Fairbairn.
Global Philanthropic President and CEO Guy Mallabone has been a regular presence at TRU, providing oversight of the Advancement team.
The position of VP Advancement, Interim is filled by Jeff Sodowsky, who is Global Philanthropic’s Vice-President for BC operations and a senior consultant. Jeff is helping to support the fundraising mandate of Advancement, along with donor and alumni relations.
Jeff comes with impressive credentials, including having served as the Chief Development Officer for BC Women’s Hospital and Health Centre Foundation, Executive Director for Opera Cleveland and Acting General Director and Chief Development Officer for Vancouver Opera.
The Advancement Office will remain in a transition period for some time, as the contract with Global Philanthropic Canada goes to June 2019. Staff in Advancement are moving forward with fundraising efforts, and with donor and alumni relations, to build bright futures for TRU students.