Leanne Denis

Executive Director, Development & Alumni Engagement

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Leanne Denis

UBC Faculty of Medicine

Executive Director, Development & Alumni Engagement

I am a professional fundraiser, working primarily in health-related charities since 2001. I am passionate about aligning donors’ visions to organizational priorities to advance the life-sciences and social-impact sectors.

In my current role, I am a member of the UBC Faculty of Medicine’s Dean’s Executive Advisory Committee and responsible for the goals and operations of a 28 member fundraising and alumni engagement team that raises more than $70 million annually in donations and grants through a robust major gifts program. I have extensive experience in major gifts, leading teams, collaborating with medical researchers and clinicians to develop strategic funding proposals to support interdisciplinary life sciences initiatives.

In my spare time I sing in a vocal ensemble, experiment with new recipes, and explore western Canada and the US Pacific Northwest with my husband and our two rescue dogs in our vintage cars.