- Highly motivated fundraising professional with 20+ years of progressive management experience in the not-for-profit sector.
- Authentic relationship-builder with a proven track-record of growing funding within changing demographic landscapes.
With her passion for community engagement and experience in major gift and corporate fundraising and non-profit administration, Lyn is well equipped to support Community Evolution as it moves forward with its ambitious strategic plan.
Lyn has developed a diverse skill-set by having the opportunity to work in varying roles in several countries, including the Seychelles, Zambia and South Africa. A defining moment in her personal a development remains the opportunity to co-curate the Contact and Conflict exhibition at the Albany Museum in South Africa – a two-year project which reframed the history of the Eastern Cape by gathering and including the stories, testimonies and traditions of the Xhosa and Pedi peoples.
Having immigrated to Canada with her family in 2002, she worked at Meadowridge School, where she managed the school’s advancement programs over a period of twelve years. Lyn joined the Vancouver Art Gallery in 2013 where she led the Gallery’s annual fundraising programs, including oversight of corporate and individual campaigns, special events and community engagement initiatives for five years.
Lyn holds an Undergraduate Degree in Fine Arts from the University of Cape Town and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Business and Marketing Management. She received her Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) designation in 2010.