Board of Directors
“The power of Givesome is that it can turn a moment of giving into a mindset of generosity.”
M.J. D’Elia is Associate Chief Librarian at UBC. He regularly facilitates sessions on applied creativity, design thinking, and business model innovation. During his 13 years as a librarian, M.J. has received numerous awards, including the Larry Moore Distinguished Service award from the Ontario Library Association. When time permits M.J. doodles, plays with Lego, and loves tossing the Frisbee around.
When he was a kid he received an Armatron Robotic Arm for Christmas and burned out the batteries within a week.
“I believe that if we knew how much of an impact we could have on others, we would do a lot more to help. Givesome will help us all make that realization.”
Kevin Kirk, is the Director, Financial Planning & Analysis at Diply, a digital media publishing company in London, Ontario. A CPA by trade, his focus is primarily on business, strategy and organizational growth. Previously, Kevin has been involved in non-profit organizations such as Forward House of London and Habitat for Humanity. Outside of work, Kevin enjoys tennis, hockey, golf, and spending time with his wife and young daughter.
His favourite gift growing up was a Louisville blocker which he still uses today to regularly stop Jay’s below average slapshot.
“Givesome makes it easy for those who haven’t given in the past….To give in the NOW!”
Paul Goyette is the EVP of Culture and Global Performance at Eagle’s Flight Creative training. Freely translated… Paul works with organizations to realize their organizational culture through employee engagement and leadership influence. He has been a part of many of the large multinational organizations that Eagle’s Flight works with as an
Executive-in-Charge, facilitator, developer of content and “chief relationship guy.”
When not working, Paul enjoys jogging through the streets of Toronto with his dogs, watching documentaries with his wife, and cooking for his kids (when they are home).
The best gift Paul has ever received was the mini drum set brought by Santa when he was 7 – His parents had second thoughts.
Its the simplicity of Givesome blended with the powerful impact it has on peoples lives.When You Givesome, You see the results! You feel the results! That’s powerful!
The best gift Michael has ever received witnessing his daughter give birth to her daughter. All he could say was “I love you, good luck, they’re expensive.”
I love that Givesome is changing the narrative of giving by keeping donors connected to the story and making it accessible for everyone.
Why Givesome? People need hope and hope can come in 2’s, 5’s or 10’s. Easy giving.
Started out as a “one of the guys” on the trucks and worked up the ladder through sheer perseverance. Eventually leading to partnering with multiple businesses throughout North America. You will always hear him saying things like “keep the chains moving forward” or “there’s no rewind button on life” to those he interacts with.
When he’s not working, he enjoys golfing, camping, renos and classic cars.
The best gift Lenny ever received was when his son took him to Algonquin Park with his 3 grandsons….Priceless.
Regardless of how much you give, you see the difference that every dollar makes to the causes that matter to you.
Jean has extensive experience working with local communities, NGOs, multi-national corporations, governments, international agencies and academia. She believes in a world where every individual can prosper and live well. Jean loves to learn, as much as do, and has a post-grad in International Development and an MBA from Cornell University and Queens University. She loves exploring new cultures – she has had the privilege to travel to over 50 countries so far. Jean also tries to golf and enjoys stand-up paddle boarding and cross-country skiing.
Her favourite gift is any delicious meal.
Givesome allows donors to see what a big impact we can have even with a small donation and with that, the value of each donation is worth so much more.
Her favourite gift was a walking doll her dad gave her when she was 5 years old. He brought it back from Canada when she was stilling living in Guyana. She still has that doll.