Chief Executive Officer & Senior Consultant
Mr. Cerisano has 24 plus years of fund raising development experience. Prior to opening FCM Network in 2010 Mr. Cerisano was the Executive Director of Advancement for the Sheridan Institute. Mr. Cerisano spent the majority of his career in the healthcare sector where he served as the National Vice President of Development for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) where he lead the Canadian arm of a $1billion international campaign for type one diabetes research. Mr. Cerisano was a Campaign Director with Ketchum Canada where he managed to completion a $10M campaign to build the new Woodstock General Hospital, and was part of a team that laid the ground work for Sunnybrook and Women’s Foundation $300M M-Wing expansion campaign. Mr. Cerisano has managed and led a number of health related and social service organization campaigns across Ontario. He is a former member of the Board of Directors of the Association of Fundraising Professionals – Golden Horse Shoe, former committee member of Advancement for Colleges Ontario. He is a past Governing Council member of the Brampton Board of Trade; a past member of the Economic Development Committee for the City of Brampton and a past member of the Toronto Heritage committee. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from York University, a post graduate diploma in corporate communication from Seneca College and has participated in the not for profit management course at Ryerson University
Director of Business Development, Client Relations & Senior Consultant
John, a CFRE since 2000, has 27 years of experience in the non-profit sector. His professional experiences to date have provided him with a wide variety and solid skills across in all fundraising channels and environments.
With a thorough knowledge of industry best practices and proficient skills in all areas of philanthropy, John’s methodical approach leads to financial success and growth through careful strategic emphasis on priority opportunities. Johns experience includes work with charities in several sectors including healthcare, social services and animal services, most recently with charities such as the Humane Society of Durham, the Bowmanville Older Adult Association, Childhood Cancer Canada, the Red Door Family Shelter and YWCA of Toronto. Inspired by the desire to help others, John is driven by a belief that fundraising is fundamentally focused on people respecting and supporting each other to achieve a solution for a common passion.
A self-motivated, goal-oriented, development professional with over 22 years of experience and proficiency working with high net-worth individuals/families and Fortune 500 corporations. Consistently recognized for performance excellence and a strong track record of managing donor relationships and identifying new opportunities to increase fundraising support. A persuasive and engagement focused relationship builder who is able to reach individuals and groups from diverse backgrounds and all organizational levels.
Darlene’s professional experiences to date have provided her with a broad understanding and solid skills in corporate partnerships, sponsorship, annual giving, community events, workplace giving, service clubs, tribute and memorial giving, planned gifts, and primarily, major gift techniques.
Amy has worked in the nonprofit sector in Durham Region for over 12 years. The majority of her career was spent at Habitat for Humanity Durham, where she began her passion for the charitable sector in 2008. Over an eleven year tenure with Habitat for Humanity Durham, Amy gained a diverse range of experience in all departments including Administration, Program Management, Human Resources, Fundraising, and Volunteer Management.
Amy transitioned to The Charles H. Best Diabetes Centre in 2020 where she continues to work as a Campaign Coordinator. Working towards a $5 million goal, Amy’s skills contribute to the campaign in way of coordinating committees, providing administrative and research support, and community outreach.
Amy started with FCM Network in December of 2020. Over her tenure with the company Amy has worked with several clients in relation to their fundraising coordination, including the Humane Society of Durham Region, Wellspring Chinguacousy, and Hats On For Awareness. Amy is also focused on the overall plan and future of FCM Network and works alongside CEO Frank Cerisano in the operations of the company
Tina’s career in fundraising began in 1999, holding positions in donor relations, membership, annual giving, event coordination, and sponsorship. Her fundraising contributions to several not-for-profit institutions recently include Childhood Cancer Canada, The Red Door Shelter, Wellspring Chinguacousy Foundation, Community Living Oakville, Kings College Private
School, St. Mildred’s Private School, Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art, Art Gallery of Hamilton, and Sheridan College’s $30 million “Student Capital” campaign. Tina has earned an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree with a joint major in Applied Studies, specializing in Cultural Management and Fine Arts Studio. She actively volunteers for the Rotary Club of Hamilton including a decade of helping feed over 750 underprivileged children at their annual Christmas party.
Director of Events
Gloria Benaim has recently joined the FCM Network team as Director of Events. She is also the Owner and Director of GBE, an executive event agency delivering top-notch event and conference services to corporate, non-profit and social organizations across Canada and internationally.
She has designed, planned and executed events for Young Presidents’ Organization, dental corp, UCS Forest Group, Cardiac Smash, AMNI, Canadian Orthodontic Partners and other esteemed clients for over two decades. During this time, Gloria has garnered extensive experience overseeing conferences, national meetings, AGMs, Supplier Shows, Galas, Fundraisers and Social Events, from event conception to post-event debrief.
She prides herself on working closely with her clients in both a creative and collaborative manner, thus gaining a deeper understanding of their goals and overall vision. Leveraging her strong organizational skills and attention to detail, she seizes the opportunity to build something unique and bring their vision to life.
Adopting the mantra, “Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning, and focused effort”, Gloria has developed long lasting relationships with her clients, working with many of them for several years.
Senior Consultant and Advisor
John McLaverty has the privilege of combining two of his vocational passions: - partnering with non-profit organizations to realize their dreams through consulting in philanthropy; and, secondly. coaching organizational systems to maximize their effectiveness in a world of constant change. He spent the first eight years of his philanthropic career as a Senior Consultant leading many successful campaigns. Later, took on a role as the Director of Development for the Canadian Bible Society, he helped this ministry to raise $8 million in funding across the country. John has a broad range of experience in dealing with community health care Hospital Foundations, Education, Environmental Agencies as well as denominations and churches. John is an expert researcher and communicator with proven skills derived from more than 30 years in the not-for-profit and corporate arenas. He has proven to have special skills in bringing together numerous partners representing multiple sites, to adopt a co-operative approach to fundraising as well as a sharing agreement. John is an adept strategist and has conducted in-depth research for a number of national and international non-profit organizations, successfully leading them in the development of long-term marketing, organizational planning and fundraising strategies as well as leadership recruitment. He also has considerable experience developing and delivering training models on leadership development, strategic thinking, volunteer management and the facilitation of focus groups for leaders of non-profit and corporate organizations. Some of John’s health care campaigns include Lion’s Head Hospital ($1.5M), Wiarton Hospital ($1.5M), Owen Sound Hospital ($10M, Quinte Health Care MRI ($11M), and Meaford Hospital ($3.8M) to name a few.
Senior Consultant and Advisor
Tim is a seasoned professional with over 25 years of experience in Post-Secondary Advancement including fundraising, communications and marketing, government relations and alumni programs.
Prior to joining FCM Network he served as the Vice President of Philanthropic Strategy at BrookGlobal.
Tim served as the Vice President of University Advancement at the University of Northern British Columbia from 2016 to 2021.
Prior to joining UNBC in 2016 Tim was the Chief Development Officer at Conestoga College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning where he led a team that completed a successful capital campaign raising over $130 million to support the College’s expansion. Tim has enjoyed a successful career in Post-secondary Advancement having honed his trade at some of Canada’s most successful academic institutions including McMaster University, University of Waterloo and Western University.
Tim is dedicated to the growth and development of the Advancement profession volunteering his time and expertise to organize and present at conferences and workshops. He looks forward to working with your organization to help you achieve your goals.
Guy is a talented, results-producing Senior Executive with a proven record of accomplishment in all aspects of organizational leadership. Leader in comprehensive strategic planning to support non-profit goals and objectives. He has demonstrated success in cost-effective financial management, successful fundraiser and sales professional. Guy has excellent skills in community events, donor relations, research, solicitation techniques and stewardship.
Prior to joining FCM Network, Guy was the Vice President, Community Development at the Scarborough Health Network Foundation from 2004 to August 2020. Prior joining the Foundation he held senior executive positions at Lang Marketing Network and Corus Entertainment. Guy is a top notch, not for profit and for profit senior executive with keen ability to produce results. He has solid leadership skills, has an ability to build and inspire top-performing teams. He is adept at communicating and building inclusive relationships with internal and external stakeholders, he also understands the importance of building collaborative working relationships with staff, committees and board members.
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