Guy Mallabone founded Global Philanthropic Canada in 2010, and currently serves as President, CEO, and Chair of the Board. He has spent 36 years as a fund development professional and administrator. After launching his career in 1980 as an arts administrator for provincial and national organizations (Alberta Band Association and Canadian Band Association), he moved on to serve as the Director of Fund Development for the Canadian Red Cross Society (Alberta-NWT Division). During his tenure, Guy assumed increasingly senior positions within the organization including a posting as Deputy Officer-in-Charge of the gift-in-kind program established on-site for the 1994 Los Angeles earthquake.
Guy continued to assume senior fundraising and administrative positions in the non-profit sector, culminating in his appointment in 1995 as Director of Development at the University of Alberta. He led institutional fundraising initiatives and served as the Chief Operating Officer for the ‘It Makes Sense’ fundraising campaign in 1996. The campaign’s goal of $144.65 million made it the fourth largest capital campaign in Canadian history. The campaign concluded successfully in 1999, raising over $190 million.
In 1999, Guy was appointed to the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) as Vice President of External Relations and Chief Development Officer, positions he held until his departure in July, 2010. As the founding VP External, Guy was a chief architect of SAIT’s $80 million ‘Invest in Technology’ fundraising campaign, the largest campaign in SAIT’s history and the largest for any technical institute in Canada. This campaign concluded successfully on June 30, 2005, and raising over $83 million. Guy was also responsible for SAIT’s current $75 million ‘Promising Futures’ campaign, a bricks-and-mortar campaign to raise funds for the new Trade and Technology Complex. During Guy’s tenure, SAIT attracted the largest and second largest gifts ($15 million and $10 million) made by individuals to a Canadian College or Polytechnic institute in Canadian history.
Guy’s fundraising experience is extensive. He has also consulted for many non-profit agencies and organizations in Canada and internationally. Guy was recognized in 1999 as the Outstanding Fundraising Executive of the Year by the Edmonton & Area Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, and again in 2011 by the Calgary Chapter. Alberta Venture Magazine identified Guy as one of Alberta’s 50 Most Influential People, and the Calgary Herald identified Guy as one of Calgary’s 20 Most Compelling Calgarians.