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AgScape, the voice of agriculture in the classroom for Ontario, has hired Glenna Banda as its new Executive Director. A native of Saskatchewan, Glenna has been Executive Director of The Children’s Foundation of Guelph and Wellington (CFGW) for the past nine years. An Environmental Science graduate of the University of Guelph, Glenna resides in Guelph and is an active volunteer and the co-founder of the Southern Ontario Amazing Race. As the Executive Director at CFGW, Glenna tripled fundraising revenue by developing diverse fundraising plans and creating a culture of philanthropy that has inspired staff, volunteers and the community, and resulted in the CFGW being named One of Canada’s Top Children’s Charities by Financial Post Magazine.
“We’re thrilled Glenna has agreed to join AgScape as Executive Director,” says Audrie Bouwmeester, Chair of AgScape’s Board of Directors and Dairy Education Programs Manager at Dairy Farmers of Ontario. “Glenna impressed our panel with her demonstrated leadership skills and her proven ability to thrive in a non-profit environment.”
“Joining the AgScape team feels like coming home,” says Glenna Banda. “Having grown up in rural Saskatchewan, I feel a real connection to what AgScape does and I am eager to help ensure its ongoing sustainability and success.” She adds: “With the support of AgScape’s Board and staff, we will build on the amazing impact AgScape has already demonstrated with its innovative, science-based approach to teaching students about agriculture and food.”
Glenna Banda starts in her new role as Executive Director, AgScape on May 8.