Vice-President, Advancement and Alumni Relations
Marie Claire Morin
Marie Claire Morin is Vice-President, Advancement and Alumni Relations. As a member of the senior administration, Morin supports Concordia’s strategic framework through the planning and execution of all fundraising activities and campaigns, alumni stewardship, relations and operations, as well as the cultivation of donors, and events planning.
Prior to joining Concordia in January 2012, Morin was founding President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Gallery of Canada Foundation. She created the national board of the foundation and helped to establish its governance and committee structure. During her tenure, she instituted endowments in research, curatorial acquisitions, educational programs and library sciences. She also established national and international sponsorship programs.
As President and Chief Operating Officer of The Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation from 1994 to 1998, Morin planned and directed its fundraising programs, attracted and cultivated major donors, completed the hospital’s capital campaign, and oversaw the introduction of several new programs, including an academic enrichment and research endowment.
Morin was most recently executive director of the Accueil Bonneau Foundation, established by the Grey Nuns of Montreal to help rehabilitate homeless men. She is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and of Imagine Canada.
She was a member of the Conference Board of Canada in the National Council of Foundation Executives and a member of its Advisory Council. She served as a board member of the National Arts Centre and a board member of the Arche Canada Foundation. She has also lectured in the field of museology at the Université de Montréal.
Morin studied Social Communications and Political Science at the University of Ottawa and was a Fellow of the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation. She was the recipient of the Best Fundraising Event Award at the 9th Annual Canadian Events Industry Awards.