Appointment of Joanne Bath as Director of Development
Medical Research Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of Joanne
Bath as Director of Development. Joanne joined DMRF in November 2012 as
Director of Major Gifts. In her new role she will lead the foundation's major
gifts campaign and provide oversight support to the annual giving programs.
brings a wealth of experience in philanthropy to DMRF’s team. After graduating
with a degree in Social Work from Memorial University of Newfoundland, she
joined the Boys and Girls Club of St. John's, followed by seven years raising
funds to help women and children at the IWK Health Centre Foundation in annual
and major gifts.
is passionate about creating better health outcomes. Through her work with
DMRF, she lives her passion every day by supporting the foundation's commitment
to advancing medical discoveries at Dalhousie Medical School.
We welcome Joanne to her new role!
June 30, 2014: Farewell to Alison Edwards
six years as Executive Director of Dalhousie Medical Research
Foundation (DMRF), Alison Edwards is retiring. Alison played a major
role in leading the foundation through significant transformation
including the establishment of the Beatrice Hunter Cancer Research
Institute and several endowed research chairs.
relationship-builder, Alison forged close collaborations with
Dalhousie's fundraising office and with other health foundations. "DMRF
continues to develop as critical to the success of our researchers, and
Alison's leadership style and willingness to work collaboratively has
been essential to the medical school's ability to meet its research
mission," says Dr. Gerry Johnston, Dalhousie Medical School's Associate
Dean of Research.
Alison joined DMRF in April 2008 as its third
executive Director. She brought vast experience in academia, health and
research, having served as Executive Director of the Brain Repair
Centre, Director of Finance for Dalhousie Medical School and
Administrator for the Dalhousie Department of Family Medicine.
loved her work with both donors and researchers and delighted in
connecting them with each other. She particularly enjoyed taking donors
on lab tours where they could see first hand how scientific research
improves health. One of her most touching contributions to donors was
the checklist she created for estate preparation after the loss of her
father. Characteristically, Alison wanted others to learn from her
experience so that their journey would be easier.
"Alison is a
terrific executive and person," says Frank Sobey, Chairman of DMRF's
Board of Directors. "She spent 25 years working for Dalhousie
University before joining our foundation, but we believe she saved the
best for last. As Executive Director of DMRF, Alison's success was
achieved not by focusing on herself but instead, by being a selfless
leader who helped those on her team reach their goals. In doing so, she
made DMRF much more relevant to our donors, researchers, and all those
who have benefited from the work we do."
We thank Alison for her enormous contributions and wish her the very best!
January 2, 2014: DMRF's Holiday Tree
DMRF Staff in front of the 2013 Holiday Tree!!
The Foundation's Holiday Tree was erected in the foyer of the Sir Charles Tupper Medical Bldg. on Monday, December 2, 2013.
Thank you to all who contributed to this program ~ it was a great success again this year!! Proceeds will support the 13/14 Molly Appeal for Cancer Research.
2014 Fall Issue
2014 Spring Issue
Click here for past issues.