The Goldie Company is pleased to congratulate Teresa Vasilopoulos on her new appointment as Executive Director of The WoodGreen Foundation.
In its 80th year, The WoodGreen Foundation, a United Way member agency, boasts an incredible legacy as a provider of vital community services and a leader in the creation of successful and sustainable solutions towards some of the city and province’s most pressing social needs.
Through programs like Homeward Bound, a program that enables single mothers and their children to go from shelters to self-sufficiency, WoodGreen is breaking the generational cycle of poverty and truly transforming lives. It is through programs like Homeward Bound that WoodGreen is quietly emerging as an innovative solution provider and go-to sector leader.
It is this innovation and sustainable solutions approach that attracted Teresa to this role. Always looking to bring focus and attention to stellar organizations, Teresa has focused her leadership roles in philanthropy on connecting the right people with the right cause at the right time.
“The time is right for WoodGreen. High impact programs like Homeward Bound, which Boston Consulting evaluated as an incredible philanthropic investment, allow donors to see the direct impact of their philanthropy. They know they are directly transforming lives. ” says Teresa.
Ms. Vasilopoulos brings over 20 years of experience as a senior executive with an impressive track record in the planning and execution of several multi-million dollar campaigns for organizations like WE (formerly Free The Children) and the Michael Garron Hospital (formerly Toronto East General Hospital). Teresa is credited with the facilitation of one of the largest private donor gifts ever donated to a hospital in Canada. Her work at WE, where Teresa will remain involved as a consultant and strategic advisor, has allowed her to gain international perspective and help develop and lead the organizations first major gift campaign in celebration of its 20th Anniversary.
Teresa is a respected and trusted leader, a consensus builder, an authentic and motivational communicator with strength in building profile, forging enduring donor relationships and exceeding ambitious revenue targets. As Executive Director of The WoodGreen Foundation, Teresa will be responsible for the strategic direction of the Foundation as it embarks on its exciting next stage of development. WoodGreen is excited for Teresa to apply her extensive leadership, fundraising experience and wisdom to help shine a spotlight on this truly exceptional organization.
WoodGreen Community Services and its 700 staff members and volunteers provide critical social programming via their 36 locations in Toronto to over 37,000 families and individuals, providing them with the opportunity to live with greater independence and self-sufficiency.