Bill VanGorder joins CARP’s Advisory Board

CARP is pleased to announce that Bill VanGorder has been named to CARP’s Advisory Board for a two year term commencing 28 October 2010.

Bill is the founding Chair of CARP’s Halifax, Nova Scotia Chapter, established in 2008 and brings a wealth of experience in both the non-profit and private sectors to the Advisory Board. Moreover, Bill’s addition to the Advisory Board gives it Atlantic Canada representation.

CARP’s Advisory Board is comprised of 9 members from across Canada, selected for their leadership and expertise to provide advice, feedback and ideas that will help advance CARP’s mission and commitment to be the leading Advocacy organization for Canadians as we age.

Advisory Board Members

Monika Deol, Vancouver, BC
Senator Larry Campbell, Vancouver BC
Dr. Colin Powell, Calgary Alberta
Gail Hinchliffe, Calgary Alberta
General Richard Rohmer, Collingwood Ontario
Pier Giorgio DiCicco, Schomberg Ontario
Dr. Ron Keast, (Chair) Burlington Ontario
David Crombie, Toronto Ontario
Bill VanGorder, Halifax Nova Scotia

About Bill

From 1991 to 2007, Bill VanGorder was the President and CEO of The Lung Association of Nova Scotia. He also served as Vice-President of Financial Development and Marketing for the Canadian Lung Association. Prior to that he spent 28 years with the YMCA, for the final 12 years as the Atlantic Area Director for the YMCA where he focused primarily on consulting and training of YMCAs and YM-YWCAs in the four Atlantic Provinces.

He is one of only three professionals in Canada who are both a Certified Association Executive (CAE) awarded by the Canadian Society of Association Executives (CSAE) Certified and a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) awarded by the international Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP).

Bill VanGorder, CFRE, CAE is an experienced speaker and trainer who has acted as a consultant to businesses and associations since 1968. Bill gives keynotes, presentations and workshops to 30 or more organizations each year. He is recognized for his ability to motivate audiences with new, creative ideas that will provide measurable, tangible results. With more than 35 years of business, management and human resources experience, Bill’s expertise has made him a sought-after speaker on management issues.

Bill is an active community volunteer. He is the President of CARP, Nova Scotia Chapter (A New Vision of Aging for Canada). The founder and co-coordinator of the Rotary ABCs of Fraud Prevention program, President of the Nova Scotia Youth Orchestra Foundation, Past President of the Board of Directors of the Theatre Arts Guild, Board Member of the international Psychic Entertainers Association, an Advisory Board Member of Nova Scotia Special Olympics, Vice-President of the Serving Seniors Alliance of Nova Scotia, and a Past-President of the Rotary Club of Halifax where he has been named a Paul Harris Fellow in recognition of his significant work on behalf of Rotary International. He is Past-President and Advisory Board Chairman of the Nova Scotia branch of the Canadian Society of Association Executives (CSAE), a former Board Member of the Canadian Centre for Philanthropy, Past President of the national Board of the CSFRE (now the AFP – Association of Fund Raising Professionals) and Past-President and co-Founder of the Nova Scotia Branch of the AFP.