Senior Consultant

CLAUDE LESTAGE (he·him·his)

Joining Global in 2023, Claude is a communications expert with over 25 years of experience in the Canadian philanthropic sector. His journey has led him to advise businesses and professional organizations, such as lawyers and financial advisors, on how to integrate philanthropy into their practice and culture. His vast experience enables him to offer clients incredible insight into capital campaigns, strategic planning and planned giving. He is a faculty member at the Canadian Association of Gift Planners (CAGP) and has been instrumental in raising over $250 million for philanthropic projects. His accreditations include IQPF (Institut québécois de planification financière), CSF (chambre de sécurité financière), BQ (Barreau du Québec) and CN (chambre des notaires). 

  • 25+ years of fundraising expertise with a focus on capital campaigns, strategic planning, major gifts, fund development planning and board development & governance.
  • Primary focus: healthcare, education, faith-based fundraising and community services.
  • Based in Quebec City, Quebec.
  • He is bilingual: English and French.
  • Fun fact: Claude has a need for speed. He regularly puts the pedal to the metal in simulated F1 racing.