April 2018

Global & Canadian Perspectives on The Future of Corporate Philanthropy

11:30am-1:30pm | The National Club - 303 Bay Street, Toronto

Globalization, public sentiment and movements, demographic change and digital technology are empowering people and altering how they support communities. At the same time, employees increasingly want business leaders to help solve societal challenges. In response, United Way Worldwide President and CEO Brian Gallagher and United Way Centraide Canada President and CEO Jacline Nyman say non-profits and businesses must innovate and work together to offer employees year-round, online engagement platforms that inspire action and create solutions at scale. Join these leaders, along with United Way Greater Toronto President & CEO Daniele Zanotti, as they discuss ways that individuals and institutions can join forces to build stronger communities for all in the 21st century.

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Brian Gallagher

President & CEO
United Way Worldwide

Brian Gallagher

Brian A. Gallagher is President and Chief Executive Officer of United Way Worldwide, the world’s largest privately-funded nonprofit. Gallagher is a regular contributor to a number of high-profile global discussions, including the World Economic Forum (WEF). He frequently speaks about critical issues ranging from sustainable growth in emerging economies to the ability of public/private partnerships to drive innovation and create long-term human success. Under Gallagher’s leadership, United Way has shifted the focus of its mission to driving community change. This approach, which brings people together to create more opportunities for all, has been adopted in more than 40 countries and territories worldwide. He has also elevated brand stewardship to the highest priority. In 2008, United Way launched the LIVE UNITED campaign to engage communities in a more inclusive strategic effort. LIVE UNITED is an invitation to give, to advocate, to volunteer – an opportunity for all people to think of themselves as part of the solution. Gallagher came to United Way in 1981 as a management trainee, and has held positions in several communities throughout the U.S., including president of United Way of Central Ohio in Columbus. In 2002, he took on the role of president and CEO of United Way of America, quickly establishing new membership standards that required internal consistency and public transparency in financial reporting. His next priority was to take United Way beyond fundraising and transform the organization into a driver of long-term community impact. United Way has become a leader in improving lives and communities around the world. In 2009, under Gallagher’s leadership, United Way of America and United Way International merged to create United Way Worldwide. Today, United Way is engaged in nearly 1,800 communities around the world to create sustainable solutions to the challenges facing our communities, focusing on education, financial stability, and health. Supported by nearly 3 million volunteers, 9 million donors worldwide, and $4.7 billion raised every year, United Way is engaging millions of people to change their communities, whether it’s through donating, volunteering or speaking out. Gallagher leads WEF’s Global Civil Society Advisory Board, is a steering committee member of the WEF’s “Promoting Global Financial Inclusion” initiative, and is also a founding member of WEF’s NGO Advisory Committee and the Global Gender Parity Group. He served as a member of President Obama’s Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, is former Chair of the Independent Sector, and currently serves on the Board of America’s Promise Alliance, Ball State University Foundation, and Leadership 18. He also serves on Ball State’s Board of Trustees. He is the father of two daughters, Katie and Maggie, and lives with his wife, Ramona, in Chevy Chase, Maryland.

Jacline Nyman

President & CEO
United Way Centraide Canada

Jacline Nyman

Jacline holds the position of President and CEO and Corporate Secretary of the Board for United Way Centraide Canada where she leads a national movement for social change comprising over 90 community-based federated United Way organizations. With over 1000 staff, 200,000 volunteers and more than 1 million donors, United Ways and Centraides raise and invest over $500 million annually , serving more than 5000 Canadian communities.
United Ways and Centraides in Canada focus on ensuring people move from a life of poverty, to one of possibility; that communities are built to sustain healthy people; and that kids can be all that they can be. Together with many agencies and partners, we improve lives, locally. As part of an international network, United Way Centraide Canada links with the United Way Worldwide to share best practices and build capacity in 44 member countries, investing over $5 Billion US per year. Jacline engages with stakeholders through donor, government and media relations, engaging in public policy development to drive the United Way mission forward.
Immediately prior to this leadership role, Jacline worked with Smith School of Business (Queen’s University) as the Executive Director of Development and Alumni Relations where she acted in the capacity of principal gifts strategist and chief development officer, leading a $100 Million campaign and personally negotiating many significant philanthropic gifts and business partnerships working with stakeholders around the globe. Previously, Jacline worked as a consultant providing advice to clients on stakeholder relations, resource development, marketing and strategic planning. She has held numerous leadership positions in Canadian universities, structuring and running major gift campaigns in Toronto, Calgary and Ottawa.
Jacline is invited regularly to speak on the topics of: marketing, strategic business planning, governance, values-based leadership, social innovation, community investment, corporate social responsibility and philanthropy. In 2015, Jacline joined Canada2020 to speak about 5 Big Ideas for Canada’s future, focusing on income inequality and poverty. Watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lFX4xN-16kA. She currently serves as a member of the advisory board, Telfer School of Management, University of Ottawa, the advisory board of GIV3, and Children First Canada.
Jacline received an Adjunct Professor appointment with the Telfer School of Management, University of Ottawa in 2012. Formerly, as an Assistant Professor at Smith School of Business (Queen’s University), Jacline taught marketing, marketing ethics and corporate social responsibility and has ongoing research interests in marketing, philanthropy and the social-mission sector. Jacline concluded a major research project in 2011 entitled “Transformational philanthropy and networks of co-created value in Canada." In 2016, she co-authored a paper entitled “Identifying the roles of the university’s fundraiser in securing transformational gifts: Lessons from Canada”, published in the Journal Studies in Higher Education (SRHE).
Jacline holds a Bachelor of Administration (University of Ottawa), an MBA (University of Calgary), and Doctorate in Business Administration - Marketing (Cranfield University, UK). In 2016, she completed the ICD Director’s Education Program through Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto. She lives in Ottawa (Canada) with her family.

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