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, Former 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.”

“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
Principal, 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 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)

“Sharilyn’s work is timely and transformational in rethinking social and economic development through philanthropy across the Caribbean region.  She has greater understanding than most about the associated challenges, and the critical support role of philanthropists and investors.”

Shawn Ingraham
CEO, One Eleuthera Foundation

“Sharilyn has been an inspired strategic partner in the revitalization of our foundation and board, and we are better and stronger as a result.”

Lisa Gibbs
Executive Director, Shoppers Drug Mart/Pharmaprix Life Foundation

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