Lynn O’Donnell

Development Officer

A graduate of St. Francis Xavier University, Lynn worked in Student Services as the StFX Financial Aid Officer for a decade, moving to Advancement and the world of Philanthropy in the past 10 years. Believing in the power of post-secondary education, she is committed to social justice, education, and women’s rights focusing on fundraising in international development. Lynn is the Chair of Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access for the NS Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, as well as a professional event planner. She leads efforts to facilitate philanthropic gifts and grants to advance the mission of the Coady and its programs and initiatives. A passionate advocate for the role that donors and funders can play in creating opportunity and improving lives, Lynn lives in beautiful Malignant Cove with her husband and 19 year old cat, and is enthusiastic about cooking and fishing.