JANINE FOSTER-ELMSLIE, Dip. Journalism, Cert. Direct Marketing
Janine is a storyteller with a head for business and a heart for humanity. After an award-winning career as a business journalist, editor and radio host, she followed her heart into fundraising, raising more than $30 million for various organizations through direct response, planned giving and major gifts. Janine is a proud and active member of the AFP and a past instructor of Fundraising Marketing & Communications. She continues to mentor young fundraising professionals on the value of curiosity and authenticity. Janine joined the Ontario team as a Senior Consultant in 2021.
- 20+ years of fundraising expertise with a focus on annual giving, corporate sponsorship, donor communications (cases for support), fund development planning, planned giving and small shop fundraising.
- Primary focus: community development, higher education, social services
- Based in: Eastern Ontario
- Fun fact: Janine lives in a renovated 135-year-old schoolhouse in rural Eastern Ontario. Most of her neighbours went to school there and she rings the original cast iron bell when new people visit – or when it’s dinner time.