Director of Endow Manitoba
Alan passion involves helping organizations develop to their fullest potential. After leaving an award-winning career with the Manitoba government, he formed the NovaTuri Group; focused on enhancing organizations through governance and strategic initiatives. Prior to joining The Winnipeg Foundation in 2018, Alan led a multi-year pilot project focused on enhancing 21 of Manitoba’s affiliated community foundations. His current role combines ongoing support of Manitoba’s 55 community foundations, leadership of The Foundation’s other provincial priorities, including the Manitoba Heritage Trust Program, and the development of new strategies intended to advance the community foundation movement in Manitoba. An active community volunteer, Alan has served on the boards of Willow Place and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Winnipeg.
Program Specialist – Endow ManitobaDenise Campbell joined The Winnipeg Foundation in 2001 as an Accounting Officer. Her duties at The Foundation have changed over the years and her current role as Program Specialist – Endow Manitoba is dedicated to addressing the needs of Manitoba Community Foundations. Denise brings years of foundation experience to her role and enjoys being the person at the other end of the phone or email. She believes there are no silly questions and will go the extra mile to help you. Prior to The Foundation, Denise worked for 11 years as the Office Manager of H & K Packers Co. Ltd. which included being the main bookkeeper for Finger’s Restaurant. Denise was born and raised in Swan River, MB, a beautiful place where her parents and many of her friends and family still reside.
Stacy Cardigan Smith
Community Engagement Specialist
Stacy Cardigan Smith believes community philanthropy brings lasting, positive change and that community foundations play a vital role in supporting that work. In her role as Capacity Building Consultant with Endow Manitoba, she utilizes a servant leadership approach to advance the sustainability and growth of Manitoba’s community foundation network. Previously, she spent nearly a decade guiding The Winnipeg Foundation’s communications and marketing activities, and worked as a journalist, including with CBC Manitoba’s investigative journalism unit.
She has a master’s degree in Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership from Carleton University, a BA in Communications from University of Winnipeg, and a diploma in Creative Communications (Journalism major) from Red River College. Along with her husband and two young children, Stacy aspires to live a happy, healthy life. A proud West End resident, she serves as inaugural chair of the South Valour Residents Association and is a member of the Isaac Brock School Parent Council.
Community Foundations Coordinator – South Central RegionJennifer Ching-Faux is a graduate of the University of Winnipeg, and holds a certificate in public relations from Ryerson University. She has spent the last ten years working in community support, corporate events and advertising, and is a dedicated volunteer within her hometown of Darlingford. Outside of the office, Jennifer enjoys curling, snowmobiling, golf and spending time in the Pembina Valley with her family. She is thrilled to be a part of Endow Manitoba team and looking forward to growing and strengthening community foundations in South Central Manitoba.
Community Foundations Coordinator – South Central Region
Caddie has always prided herself in building professional relationships with people throughout her entire career. Born and raised in Southern Manitoba, Caddie understands the needs of rural communities and diversity within them. After graduating from Red River College, Caddie and her family lived in multiple provinces and abroad. Upon returning and moving to Carman, Manitoba, Caddie opened her own business and volunteered on multiple boards. She joins the Endow Manitoba Team as a Community Foundations Coordinator supporting Carman, Morden, Miami, and Pembina Manitou Foundations.