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Michael Farrell Bio

Michael is one of Canada’s foremost fundraising professionals. Prior to founding Philanthropy Coach & Counsel he worked for 25 years in not-for profit organizations. As President and CEO of the Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation he oversaw the successful “Cornerstone of Care” $100 million capital campaign. 

He works with organizations now all across the country as fundraising counsel, executive coach and strategic planning facilitator. 

He is a Fellow of the Association of Healthcare Philanthropy (FAHP) and in 2007 he was named the “Fundraising Professional of the Year” by the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy Canada. In 2012 he was named the Fundraising Executive of the Year by the AFP Golden Horseshoe Chapter for his work as a mentor and coach.

He was the founding Dean of the AHP Madison Institute’s Capital Campaign Track at the University of Wisconsin and has served as faculty for the Fundraising Institute of Australia’s “Madison Down Under” sessions.