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Bryan Rose Named Incoming Executive Director

Proud Niagaran Bryan Rose has been chosen as the next Executive Director of the Niagara Community Foundation.

Mr. Rose, raised in Niagara and with a deep resume which includes nearly a decade and a half of service at Ridley College, will succeed current Executive Director Liz Palmieri, who will retire on May 5.

“I’ve followed the Foundation’s work for a long time and I’ve always been impressed by the organization’s mission and accomplishments for the community,” Rose says. “I’m committed to working my hardest to help connect the generous people of Niagara to causes important to them and their community.”

He will officially join the Foundation’s staff on April 25, 2016.

Since 2014, Mr. Rose has served as Senior Development Officer with the Mohawk College Foundation, responsible for the school’s philanthropic activities. His prior experience includes 14 years with Ridley College in a number of roles, including Director of Annual Giving and Acting Director of Development.

He holds a bachelor’s degree with honours in Arts, History and Political Science from Western University’s Huron University College and a Master of Arts in Executive Leadership from the University of Guelph.

A resident of St. Catharines, Rose moved to the Garden City from Hamilton as an infant and spent his childhood years growing up in Niagara. He has deep roots in the Niagara community, with a strong network of professional contacts and relationships across the Region. He is a skilled team leader who believes in building enduring relationships rooted in personal integrity.

“Bryan grew up here, and he loves and understands Niagara. I’m confident he’ll be able to build on the success the Foundation has had so far in our first sixteen years,” says Madeline Woodhead, Chair of the Foundation.

Created in 2000, the Niagara Community Foundation has raised more than $28 million in endowment funds, where the capital is invested, and has granted more than $8 million to charities working in the arts, heritage, environment, social services, health, education, recreation and community development. The Foundation is fully accredited with Imagine Canada’s Standards Program which is designed to strengthen public confidence in the charitable and non-profit sector.

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Media contact:Liz Palmieri, Executive Director, Niagara Community Foundation905-684-8688 ext. 22