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"Into the Millennium: fundamental changes in universities"

National Association of University Board Chairs and Secretaries

Annual Conference
28-30 April 2000
St. John's, Newfoundland



Jon Dellandrea became Vice President and Chief Development Officer of the University of Toronto in April 1994. He also serves as President of the University of Toronto Foundation, and is a Professor in both the Faculty of Management and Economics at U of T's Scarborough campus, as well as Associate Senior Fellow at Massey College.

Prior to joining the University of Toronto, Dr. Dellandrea was President of the Mount Sinai Foundation (1989-1994). He served as Vice President, University Development, at the University of Waterloo (1983 -89) where he was also Director of Development and University Relations (I979-83).

Dr. Dellandrea has had a long association with the University of Toronto as a student, an educator, and administrator. He holds a B.A. in English Literature and a master's and doctoral degree in higher education, all from the University of Toronto. Upon graduation, he was Executive Assistant to the Principal of Scarborough College and in 1975 he became Associate Director of Development at the University of Toronto for four years.

A frequent consultant to universities and other not-for-profit institutions, Dr. Dellandrea has served as development counsel to Canadian universities, colleges and arts and cultural organizations.

He co-authored both Fundraising with Forethought ~ a University of Waterloo correspondence program, and From Patrons to Partners (1986). Dr. Dellandrea also served as chair of the Canadian Council for the Advancement of Education (1985-86) and was President of the Canadian Association of University Development Officers (1983-85).

An active community volunteer, Dr. Dellandrea is a member of the Board of Mount Sinai Hospital, of the Standing Committee on Business Development of the Medical Research Council of Canada, and a past member of the Board of the Canadian Bureau for International Education. He has also served on the boards of numerous cultural and educational institutions.

He was the 1996 recipient of the National Society of Fundraising Executive Toronto Chapter "Outstanding Fundraising Executive Award." In 1999 the Canadian Council for the Advancement of Education awarded him the prestigious "Outstanding Achievement Award."

As Vice President and Chief Development Officer of the University of Toronto, he leads the largest and most successful advancement effort in Canadian history.

Dr. Dellandrea is married to Lyne Edwards, a graduate of the University of Toronto, and has two sons, Matthew and Brendan.