Your Foundation Team
Lisa Talbot, CFRE Executive
Director of KidsAbility Foundation | 519-886-8886
For over two decades, Lisa has been helping individual donors,
corporate partners and community leaders find their philanthropic purpose to support local children and youth realize their potential. A Leadership Waterloo Region alum, she
is responsible for the comprehensive strategic direction and development program that
includes her accountability to the Foundation Board of Directors. Lisa proudly leads a dedicated team of professionals committed to helping one child at a time to thrive. She invites conversations about all aspects of the Foundation’s work, including philanthropic giving.
Jenna Allan Executive
Administrative Assistant | 519-886-8886 ext. 1293
Jenna balances her focus between assisting the Executive
Director and supporting Foundation Board Members and standing committees. She
is responsible for the Foundation’s compliance with legislated and charitable
sector standards and manages various bursary funds and team member health and
safety processes. To request a media/speaking engagement with the Foundation,
please connect with Jenna.
Boyle Finance Manager | 519-886-8886
Laura is responsible for
the accounting and financial administration of the organization. This includes
financial reporting and disbursement activities. If you have financial or audit
questions, please connect with Laura.
Paige Phillips Senior Development Manager | 519-886-8886
Paige nurtures relationships with leadership donors and community members who love and share the values of KidsAbility. She is passionate about working with individuals to identify their philanthropic interests and guiding them in their engagement to strengthen KidsAbility’s mission. Contact Paige if you wish to make a difference in the lives of children, youth and their families and a lasting impact on Waterloo Region and Guelph Wellington.
Peter Tan Database and Development Coordinator | 519-886-8886 ext. 1453
Peter has worked in database administration for many non-profit organizations and brings a decade of industry expertise and his passion to his role, including as an advocate for children and youth. Peter excels at developing, overseeing, organizing, storing, and analyzing our data and data systems. He ensures that each step is managed with the utmost security and confidentiality, and in a timely manner. Every day, Peter strives to make an impact to the organization and to the community.
Elaine Tustin Communications and Marketing Officer | 519-886-8886 ext. 1298
Elaine is a
copywriter, content writer and digital marketer. She develops and leads the Foundation’s
marketing and communications strategies and initiatives to support its
fundraising goals. She delights in working
with clients and their families to share inspiring stories of how they found
hope and support thanks to KidsAbility services, along with highlighting how caring supporters make a difference every day. If you have a story you’d like to share, please connect with Elaine.
Julia Twynstra Data Assistant | 519-886-8886 ext. 1278
Julia is a
key resource for our team in our gift acceptance program, providing data
analysis to assist in financial reporting. She is also responsible for
processing and tax receipting donations, bringing a wealth of knowledge from
her former career in banking. If you wish to make a donation or have questions
about your tax receipt, please connect with Julia.
Sarah Witmer Senior
Development Manager | 519-886-8886 ext. 1203
Sarah focuses on how the Foundation can be more involved within the community and how businesses and corporate partnerships can engage to make a direct and meaningful difference for kids and families. She works with supporters to imagine what their philanthropic legacy can become primary through a gift in one’s Will. For inquires about legacy planning, partnership, sponsorship, and employee engagement opportunities, please connect with Sarah.
Alison Zimmermann Visual Communications Specialist | 519-886-8886 ext. 1200
Alison sets KidsAbility's brand design standard with a keen eye for colour and concept. She
brings her vast career experience as a graphic designer to create crisp and
contemporary creative and is responsible for all marketing
designs and visuals in print, web, social and product. She deploys her creative thinking to advance KidsAbility's digital marketing activities as the social media specialist. For inquiries
about logos, recognition, and marketing collateral, please connect