Who is the CGFCF Management team?
Ronald J. Kelly, CPA
Ron serves as Managing Director for the Foundation and brings extensive experience in the financial services industry in Canada to this role. He has served as Vice-President and Chief Accountant with Manulife Financial where he was responsible for company-wide accounting and reporting policies. Manulife is a publicly traded life insurance company offering financial protection and wealth management products in Canada, the United States and Asia.
Prior to joining Manulife, Ron was a Franchise Owner, Branch Manager and Financial Planner with Money Concepts, an international franchise-based firm of independent financial planners.
Ron has also held several positions of corporate financial responsibility with some of Canada's most respected life insurance firms, such as the Empire Financial Group, where he was Vice-President & Controller for the company.
Active in the Kingston community, Ron is a former member and director with the Kingston-Cataraqui Rotary Club, and has served on the leadership team of the United Way as a Co-Chairman, Corporate Division.
Director, Philanthropic Services
Ian M. Fraser
Director, Philanthropic Services
A senior development officer in higher education and healthcare for more than 25 years, Ian began his career in fund-raising at Kingston General Hospital in 1983, as the first Director of Development (and later Vice-President) before accepting the role of Director of Development at Queen's University in 1995.
Recognized as a Fellow for Life of the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP), he served as a faculty member with the annual AHP Fund-Raising Institute at the University of Wisconsin, Madison from 1989-1997, and as its Executive Director for two years (1995-1996). Ian is a past Chair of AHP Canada, and served on the AHP International Board of Examiners, the Association's body responsible for the development and administration of the profession's testing procedures and examinations. He has also served as AHP's International Vice-Chairman responsible for professional accreditation. In 2011, Ian served as International Dean of the Bequests & Planned Giving program offered at "Madison Down Under" by Fundraising Institute Australia (FIA).
Active in the Canadian Association of Gift Planners (CAGP*ACPDP) since its inception, Ian lectures extensively on all aspects of gift planning in Canada. An alumnus of the Banff Centre for Management's Gift Planning courses, he also served for two years as a faculty member there with Frank Minton and Lorna Somers.
He continues to be an active member of several national and international professional associations including AHP, CAGP and the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP).
Active as a volunteer in the Greater Kingston community, Ian is a Past-President of the Kingston-Frontenac Rotary Club and a Paul Harris Fellow. He completed a seven year term on the Board of Directors of the Community Foundation of Greater Kingston (CFGK) in 2007, and continues to serve as a member of the CFGK Ambassadors Council.
Manager, Client Services
Client Services Manager
Jan has spent over 30 years in development and public relations working for not-for-profit healthcare and higher educational organizations. She has held a variety of positions including that of Director of Development and Communications. She has extensive computer experience with particular skills in writing, desktop publishing and graphic design. Jan has worked as a freelance consultant on fundraising and communications projects for a largely Kingston-based clientele of not-for-profit organizations. She has also been a Senior Policy Advisor with the Province of Ontario's working on privacy issues.
Jan is an active member of CAGP-AGCDP and a volunteer in the Kingston community in which she lives. Amongst other roles, she was one of the first women members of the Rotary Club of Kingston; served on an adivsory committee of the Community Foundation of Greater Kingston; is a past chair of Kingston's Local Architectural Advisory Committee, and; a founding volunteer of the Limestone City Blues Festival.