Accolades

“Sharilyn’s thinking has been very clear, practical and relevant to the issues before us in the Foundation. Our work with her has left us energized and excited about the future of the Foundation, with confidence we will be poised to make a greater impact on our society.”

Wayne Powell, Chair of the Scotiabank Foundation Board and Vice President & Head Retail Banking, English Caribbean for Scotiabank International Banking

“My family worked with Sharilyn who helped us define our family philanthropy vision, mission & values. We are a large group with a wide range of ages, stages and philanthropic interests. Sharilyn was upbeat and energized, kept us focused and was able to find our crossover interests which has allowed us to move forward.”

Donna Green, Trustee, Greenrock Charitable Trust and Founder of Stella’s Place

“Insightful and donor-focused, Sharilyn has a heart for philanthropy that is evident in her work with donors, Boards and staff. She is a gifted strategist and great to work with.”

Mridula Joyner, CFRE
former Vice President, Philanthropy, YMCA Toronto

“Sharilyn is my ‘go-to’ person when I need some real expertise. She is extremely well versed in fundraising and understands the nuances involved in working with volunteers, donors and other leaders.”

Ann Rosenfield, MBA, CFRE
Charitably Speaking

“Sharilyn is organizationally savvy and consistently provides tremendous value. Her counsel, informed by experience and research, has brought significant insights and helped us leverage new opportunities.”

Paulette Senior
CEO, Canadian Women’s Foundation
former CEO, YWCA Canada

“I can’t thank Sharilyn enough. We have implemented new and vibrant governance and fundraising strategies that fit who we are, and we also have the policies and systems in place to support them effectively.”

Ekua Asabea Blair
CEO, The Massey Centre for Women

“Sharilyn is a skilled facilitator with an strong knowledge base in governance and Board leadership. In her work with our organization, she challenged our thinking and guided us through a process to determine clear steps to continuous improvement. Her approach set us on a path that will have a lasting, positive impact, well beyond the scope of her engagement.”

Amy Coupal
CEO, Learnography/My Class Needs Foundation

“Sharilyn has assisted The Centre on Philanthropy for a number of years. She has spoken at our conferences and given workshops geared for our local nonprofit community. She has made a point of learning about the Bermuda environment and has shown great cultural sensitivity when presenting materials here. She has proven to be an effective trainer, a well-received speaker and a trusted advisor and friend.”

Pam Barit Nolan
former CEO, The Centre on Philanthropy (Bermuda)

“I was very impressed with Sharilyn’s style and manner and have had positive feedback from our board Trustees.”

Linda Parker
Head of School, Bermuda High School for Girls