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Bulletin: Robinson Unanimously Elected President of Sens Foundation

by Staff Writer / Ottawa Senators
OTTAWA – The Sens Foundation’s board of directors announced today it has unanimously approved and elected Danielle Robinson as its third president, replacing Dave Ready, who is stepping down after serving in that capacity for the past seven years. Ready has agreed to continue his work with the foundation in the areas of health care, education and other community initiatives under a multi-year consulting agreement. Ready was also elected today to the foundation’s board of directors.

Robinson has been with the Sens Foundation for the past two years as the director of corporate and community relations. During this period, she has managed a team of employees and volunteers, prepared budgets, policy and community partnerships. Robinson’s career experience includes work with United Way, Volunteer Canada and Sun Life Financial. Having studied at York University, Boston College and Fanshawe College, she holds a post-graduate certificate in corporate community involvement and an honours bachelor of arts in sociology and mass communications.

“Working with Danielle on a daily basis for the past two years has proven to me, and the board of directors, that she is up to the challenge of guiding the Sens Foundation,” said Roy Mlakar, foundation board member and president and chief executive officer of the Ottawa Senators and Scotiabank Place. “Along with Dave’s invaluable leadership and coming role on the board and in consulting, we are confident that Danielle will serve the foundation, and all the individuals and community groups who have come to depend on it, with the most compassion and professionalism we have come to expect from her.”

“Under Dave’s guidance, the Sens Foundation has become the second-leading fundraising organization, next to United Way, in the National Capital Region,” said Max Keeping, Sens Foundation chair and CTV Ottawa’s vice-president of news. “Dave has been instrumental during this period in the evolution of the foundation and key to the growth of major fundraising initiatives like the Bell/Senators Soirée and Bell/Senators Charity Golf Classic.”

“We greatly appreciate Dave’s outstanding effort and loyalty to the Sens Foundation,” added Keeping. “We’re pleased that he has joined the board of directors and will continue to serve the foundation and assist Danielle in the years ahead.”

Ready was appointed the Sens Foundation’s president in April 2001, succeeding Dianne Wilson. He had served the previous 10 years as the vice-president of development and corporate marketing for the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario Foundation.

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