Episode 21: Global Disruption in Philanthropy: What to Expect in 2019

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In this episode, we spoke with Roger Ali, President & CEO of Niagara Health Foundation and Chair of the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy - Canada; Paula Attfield, President of Stephen Thomas Ltd and incoming Chair of the AFP Canada Board of Directors; Ann Hale, Chief Development Officer at the Anchorage Museum in Anchorage and outgoing Chair of the AFP Global Board of Directors; and Scott Decksheimer, Partner and President and CEO at ViTreo Group and outgoing Chair of the AFP Canada Board of Directors. Our topic was: Global disruption in philanthropy: what to expect in 2019.


  • More mega gifts and mega donors

  • The ever-increasing importance of diversity and inclusion

  • Emerging security and data privacy issues

  • New disruptive technologies and innovations

  • Shifts in workplace culture

  • The next generation of giving

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Roger Ali

President & CEO
Niagara Health Foundation
St. Catharines, Ontario

Paula Attfield

Stephen Thomas Ltd
Toronto, Ontario

Ann Hale

Chief Development Officer
Anchorage Museum
Anchorage, Alaska

Scott Decksheimer

President, CEO, Partner
ViTreo Group
Calgary, Alberta