About the DMRF
The Dalhousie Medical Research Foundation funds the many areas of research excellence undertaken in the Faculty of Medicine at Dalhousie University and its affiliated teaching hospitals. Please read more about our Mission, Vision, Values.
Welcome to new Executive Director
Mr. Frank Sobey, Chairman of the Board of Directors for Dalhousie Medical Research Foundation (DMRF), is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Jyl MacKinnon as Executive Director of DMRF effective July 1, 2014.
Ms. MacKinnon joined the Foundation in 2002 as the first coordinator of annual giving and within two years was appointed director of annual giving. In 2008, she was promoted to director of development and has, for the last six years, overseen the overall fundraising efforts of the Foundation which now has an endowment fund approaching $70 million and provides over $3 million per year in research funding.
In 2013, Jyl successfully completed her Canadian Fundraising Executive designation. CFRE is the global provider of certification for professional fundraising and the only practice-based credential for career fundraisers. Among the many thousands of fundraisers worldwide, less than 1% have achieved the CFRE.
Mr. Sobey stated "We all welcome Jyl into her new position as the fourth executive director of Dalhousie Medical Research Foundation.
We sincerely apologize for two errors on Page 4 of the 2014 Fall Philanthropist - Financials at a Glance.
These errors occur in the printed version of the Philanthropist. The web version is correct.
- The final sentence of the narrative piece on the left should read "General operating and fundraising expenses came in at $975,000, an increase of less than twenty percent over the prior year."
- The title of the first pie chart should read "Total Contributions 13/14 - $3,002,597.