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 as an arts administrator for provincial and national organizations in 1980 (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 at the Red Cross, 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. In this position, he led institutional fundraising initiatives and served as the Chief Operating Officer for the It Makes Sense fundraising campaign. At the time of launch in 1996, the campaign had a goal of $144.65 million, making it the fourth largest capital campaign in Canadian history. This campaign concluded in 1999 successfully raising over $190 million.
In 1999, Guy was appointed to the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) as the Vice President of External Relations and Chief Development Officer, positions he held until his departure in July, 2010. As the founding Vice President of External Relations at the institute, 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 on June 30, 2005, and raised over 83 million dollars. Guy served as the Chief Development Officer at SAIT, responsible for their current $75 million Promising Futures campaign, a brick-and-mortar campaign to raise funds for the new Trade and Technology Complex. During Guy’s tenure at SAIT Polytechnic, the institution attracted the largest and second largest gifts made by individuals to a Canadian College or Polytechnical institute in Canadian history (CDN $15 million and CDN $10 million respectfully).
Guy’s fundraising experience is extensive and, in addition to his appointments at the Canadian Red Cross Society, University of Alberta, and SAIT Polytechnic, he has 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 identify 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.