The Catherine Donnelly Foundation is pleased to announce that Anne Mark has been appointed to the newly created position of Director of Programs. Anne will be responsible for overseeing our granting streams as well as supporting the development of new partnerships and funding opportunities. The Foundation’s vision is to transform the lives of those most in need across the country by proactively supporting creative initiatives in the areas of housing, adult education and the environment.
“Anne’s time at the Foundation, combined with her experience working for progressive non-profits, offers knowledge and insight that serve the Foundation, our programs and partners exceptionally well,” said Board Chair Peter Hough. “We’re thrilled Anne will deepen her role working and building partnerships with our friends and allies,” said Claire Barcik, Executive Director. Anne starts her new position immediately.
“I am excited to move into a new role at the CDF and feel so fortunate that I get to do work every day that aligns so strongly with my personal convictions around environmental and social justice,” added Anne. “I look forward to continuing to grow and learn alongside excellent colleagues, philanthropic partners, and the countless non-profit and grassroots organizations working on the ground toward shared goals.”
Anne joined the Foundation as our Program Officer in 2017, after working for more than 15 years in the non-profit sector. Most recently, she was Executive Director of Planet in Focus – an environmental media arts organization that uses film as a catalyst for public engagement and action. She has experience writing countless grants, fostering creative collaborations, and working with others to encourage environmental and social justice. Anne has an Undergraduate degree in Film and a Masters in Environmental Studies, both from York University.