New Foundation Executive Director combines fundraising savvy with love of nature

Experienced fundraiser Grace Correia has joined the Hamilton Conservation Foundation as Executive Director.

With nearly 25 years of fundraising experience, Grace was most recently the Campaign Director for United Way Guelph Wellington Dufferin where she managed a series of successful multi-million dollar annual campaigns since 2009.


Grace is quick to counter, however, that it’s her love of nature above all else that makes her a perfect fit at the Foundation: “Every weekend I’m hiking at a different spot in Hamilton, even if I need to strap on my ice cleats! What better job could there be than connecting donors with these green spaces that enrich our lives so much?”

Grace started at the Foundation on January 20th and is based out of the Conservation Authority’s head office at 838 Mineral Springs Road in Ancaster. She takes over from Joan Bell, who retired at the end of January. You can call Grace at 905-525-2181 ext. 111 or email her at