"At some point, you have to ask for it."
Colin Hennigar is the VP of Major Gifts ofSickKids Foundation. He talks about fundraising tips for non-profits and startups alike, whether during COVID-19 or not. Colin goes in-depth about how their foundation keeps investors up-to-date on where their charity goes. He shares how the charitable and giving acts of Canadians and around the globe has positively impacted SickKids Foundation. He also discusses Tech4SickKids and the foundation's new podcast!
Colin Hennigar is Vice President of Major Gifts at SickKids Foundation, responsible for leading a team and portfolio that results in $55M+ annually. Prior to joining SickKids as an Associate Director in 2010, Colin held a number of roles at the Royal Ontario Museum Governors Office during the largest fundraising campaign in the Museum’s history, Renaissance ROM. He is an Advisor to the Sandals Canadian Foundation and #MovetheDial and the Senior Associates Cohort Co-Chair for the Woodmark Group of North American children’s hospital foundations. Since 2017, Colin has served as an Instructor in the George Brown College School of Continuing Studies Business Program, teaching the “Major Gifts, Campaigns and Estate Giving” Course. Colin graduated from the University of Toronto with an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art History and Classical Civilizations and a Master’s Degree in Museum Studies. In 2018, Colin was awarded the inaugural Top 40 Under 40 Award from the Association of Healthcare Philanthropy in recognition of his achievements and leadership across the paediatric fundraising sector in Canada and the U.S.A.