Jacques J.M. Shore, Chair of the Library and Archives Canada (LAC) Foundation, and Leslie Weir, Librarian and Archivist of Canada, extend a special welcome to Dr. Jon S. Dellandrea, former President and Chief Executive Officer of the Sunnybrook Foundation, as the newest member of the LAC Foundation's Board of Directors.
Dr. Dellandrea brings a wealth of experience to the LAC Foundation, having served as the Vice-President and Chief Advancement Officer for the University of Toronto from 1994 to 2004, where he successfully led the single largest fundraising campaign in the history of Canadian universities. He was also the President of the Mount Sinai Hospital Foundation from 1989 to 1994, and was appointed to the Order of Canada for his philanthropic endeavours in 2006.
Dr. Dellandrea's passions for philanthropy, the pursuit of knowledge and academia will all serve the LAC Foundation's mission as he also lends a hand to the organization's Awareness Building and Relationship Committee led by Blake Goldring.
Presided by Jacques J.M. Shore, the LAC Foundation Board of Directors is also comprised of: Michael Adams, Shelley Ambrose, Rory Capern, Ronald Cohen, Robert Ghiz, Blake Goldring, Kevin Hanson, Marlene Jennings, Roseann O'Reilly Runte and Deborah Yedlin.
"It is an honour to welcome Dr. Dellandrea to the LAC Foundation Board where I believe his passions and experience will serve not only the Foundation and Library and Archives Canada (LAC), but all Canadians, as we continue to increase awareness of LAC's foremost mission of sharing knowledge for current and future generations. We look forward to working together."
Jacques J.M. Shore, Chair of the LAC Foundation
"We are very excited to see yet another distinguished Canadian join the LAC Foundation. The personal involvement of Dr. Dellandrea and the other Board members bears witness to the vital importance of LAC's collection and its work, and bodes well for a future where our country's heritage resonates even more strongly with Canadians and people around the world."
Leslie Weir, Librarian and Archivist of Canada