Kelowna’s Judy Assman-Neiser joins Global’s Pacific team as Senior Consultant

Calling Kelowna home, Judy Assman-Neiser takes impact seriously. Despite having raised over $38 million throughout her career, her motivation is providing value that immensely benefits the non-profits she assists, ultimately enabling you to achieve your mission. From healthcare and hospice to education, and all aspects of community and social engagement organizations, Judy’s enthusiasm, expertise and approachability make her the ideal resource to maximize organizational capacity and sustainability.

Appointed Senior Consultant with Global Philanthropic Canada in 2024, Judy focuses on the interior and northern regions of BC. Combined with past experience as a consultant, Judy recently was the CEO of the Central Okanagan Foundation and led the Prince George Community Foundation for six years prior. She also worked for almost a decade at the Spirit of the North Healthcare Foundation as CEO. With over eighteen years of experience, Judy’s fundraising skills are vast. She primarily works on creating fundraising plans that cut through the noise by leveraging her creative and direct marketing experience.

Joining Global is a natural fit for Judy’s career. She adds, “Global’s philosophy of “elevating mission together” provides a collaborative approach to supporting charities throughout Canada.  I look forward to working with you, our valued client, to create impact and provide sustainable solutions in supporting your organization with its’ emerging needs.”

“I love working with creative and brilliant people,” says Guy Mallabone, President and CEO of Global. “Judy checks all the boxes. As a national team member, she will provide our clients and the missions they serve with tremendous benefit and impact.  And having her bring a fresh focus and unique expertise on Legacy and Gift Planning will offer a huge boost to the market.”

Welcoming Judy to the Pacific team, Jeff Sodowsky, Vice President Pacific adds, “With perspectives from a major corporate funder to those of community foundation leadership, we’re incredibly fortunate to have the breadth of geographic and industry perspective that Judy brings to Global Philanthropic Canada. I am looking forward to seeing how her strengths complement our vast team to truly elevate the missions of those with whom we partner.”

Judy studied Accounting and Finance at the College of New Caledonia, Advanced Management at The Banff Centre, and was selected for the Community Shift Program at the Ivey Academy, she has also studied non-profit governance essentials at the University of Toronto (Rotman) and has just completed her ICD.D candidate coursework through the Institute of Corporate Directors, Haskayne Business School.

Judy now offers a complimentary 30-minute session to assess the next steps to achieve success for your organization.

Global Philanthropic Canada is a full-service national fundraising consultancy of highly experienced practitioners. With more than 70 team members Canada-wide, we deliver professional and accessible fundraising counsel to organizations of all sizes in a respectful and inclusive environment. We aim to support, teach, and propel you to meet and exceed your goals by elevating your mission together.