Child Development Institute Foundation supports the work of CDI by raising funds from individuals, foundations, corporations and through special events. The Board is also responsible for ensuring that the financial assets of the Foundation are invested and disbursed wisely.
Child Development Institute Foundation has always been committed to high standards of fundraising and financial practices. To demonstrate this commitment, we follow the Association of Fundraising Professionals Code of Ethical Principles and Standards.
It is your assurance that we manage our finances responsibly, that we use your donations wisely and that we respect your right to truthful and accurate information.
CDI Foundation Board
President: Susan Paterson
Director of Client Service, Resources Global Professionals
Susan Patterson is a CA, CPA and a director of client service for Resources Global Professionals in Toronto. Susan supports her clients in various industries with a number of initiatives and has a strong track record in delivering optimally aligned teams to meet her clients’ needs.
A senior finance professional with more than 15 years of experience, Susan worked within KPMG’s audit practice for seven years prior to transitioning to KPMG’s recruiting group within the human resources department where she worked for seven years. Susan was responsible for all recruitment, including campus recruiting, experienced hire recruitment and international secondments.
Susan holds a bachelor of commerce degree from Queen’s University.
Currently Susan’s community involvement includes volunteering as part of Toronto’s Out of the Cold Program on a weekly basis.
Vice-President: Ciprian Gligor
Corporate and commercial law, SNC-Lavalin Capital
Tax partner, KPMG LLP
Secretary: Suzana A. Lobo
Partner, Business Law Group, Norton Rose Fulbright Canada
Senior Vice President of Tax, Estate Planning and Strategic Philanthropy, Mackenzie Financial
Senior Counsel and Managing Director, Communications, Offord Group, Inc.