Suzette Strong is Chief Executive Officer of Markham Stouffville Hospital Foundation. In this role, she led the expansion campaign which successfully raised $56 million.
Suzette is an accomplished senior nonprofit executive with an impressive record of fundraising achievements. She has more than 25 years of experience in the charitable giving sector in health care, education and social services. Suzette's accomplishments include serving as vice president at Sunnybrook Foundation during its $300 million capital campaign. She has also held senior roles with York University Foundation after starting her career with the United Way of Greater Toronto.
She is a frequent speaker at conferences on leadership, governance and strategic fundraising. She is also published and most recently contributed a case study on diversity and inclusion in a textbook entitled Excellence in Fundraising in Canada; Volume Two. She has written several articles, including most recently, “The Healing Power of Philanthropy” in Hospital News, June 2018 edition.
Suzette holds a post-graduate degree in international relations from the University of Kent in Canterbury, UK and a BA from Huron University College at Western University. She is also a Certified Fundraising Executive.