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Fundraising and community engagement

Responsibilities 2020–22

  1. examining and supporting the development of proposals for funding (scholarships; research; chairs) 
  2. identifying community and industry partners that could provide experiential learning, work and leadership opportunities for Black students
  3. examining and evaluating the financial needs of the recommendations of the task force
  4. researching funding sources and collaborators available at Concordia that could be directed towards the recommendations
  5. identifying fundraising strategies that could be used for the implementation of task force recommendations

Subcommittee lead

Christiana Abraham, Scholar-in-residence, Critical Race Pedagogies, Department of Communication Studies, Faculty of Arts and Science

Temi Akin-Aina
Associate director, Alumni Relations, University Advancement

Temilade (Temi) Akin-Aina is the Associate Director of Alumni Relations at Concordia University, a position she has held since 2015.

With more than a decade of practice in higher education philanthropy, Temi’s experience includes alumni program strategy and network development, market research and change management. At Concordia, Temi works with student groups, student leaders, alumni volunteers and campus partners to advocate for an improved student experience and increased student-alumni interactions. She has also spearheaded and refined engagement with key alumni constituent groups including Women, Queer alumni, Black alumni and Asian alumni. She is the subcommittee lead for Fundraising and Community Engagement on the President’s Task Force for Anti-Black Racism.

Subcommittee members

Dave McKenzie

Founder and coordinator, Community Service Initiative, John Molson School of Business

Kim Manning
Associate professor, Political Science

Cherry Marshall
Principal director of development, Faculty of Fine Arts, University Advancement

Olivia Wyllie
Manager, Call Centre, University Advancement

Former subcommittee member

Andrea Clarke
Senior director, Community engagement and Social Impact, Office of the Provost

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