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Introducing the Foundation’s new Executive Director

Amanda is a seasoned fundraising professional with 20 years of experience in the charitable sector.

She began her career working in the arts and culture sector fundraising for a documentary film festival, and has spent the past eight years fundraising for local hospitals, most recently St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton Foundation. At St. Joe’s, Amanda helped to raise more than $20 million to help fund new vital equipment, youth mental health programs, critical redevelopment projects, and groundbreaking research, all in support of the health of her local community.

Ten years ago, Amanda and her young family moved to Dundas, where they were drawn to the beautiful trails in the Dundas Valley.  She is excited about her new opportunity at the Hamilton Conservation Foundation, where she can contribute to preserving and protecting all the beautiful areas in the Hamilton watershed for both current and future generations to use and enjoy. Amanda truly believes that being outside connected to nature is vitally important for one’s health.

Outside of work, Amanda can often be found hiking or cycling the trails in the Dundas Valley with her husband, three kids, and dog. She also enjoys being outside in her garden, converting more lawn to native plants and vegetable gardens, or working away on a puzzle or knitting project.

As she dives into her new role, Amanda looks forward to connecting with the Foundation’s supporters and friends to learn more about their passion for HCA.  She can be reached at amartin@conservationhamilton.ca.

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