Len Gamache

Len is a philanthropic fundraising consultant and Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE). Prior to consulting, he headed institutional fundraising programs for three major hospitals in Ontario and three Canadian national charities (The Royal Conservatory of Music, the Children’s Aid Foundation and Kids Help Phone). He has led and coordinated numerous campaigns that have generated hundreds of millions of dollars over more than three decades. He has also been awarded the distinction of “Fundraising Executive of the Year” (Waterloo Region).

Prior to his philanthropic career he served in various public relations, marketing and editorial positions with nonprofits, such as The Seagram Museum (Waterloo, Ontario) and the University of Waterloo. He volunteers with the Association of Fundraising Professionals, the Friends of Killarney Park and Georgian Bay Forever.

He attributes much of his career success to his time at Northeastern in various editorial roles with the NU News student newspaper from 1968 to 1972, as well as his many different co-op experiences. He has fond memories of working closely on the News with so many talented fellow students. He proudly relishes his continued association with his many accomplished NU News colleagues from 50 years ago.

(Len Gamache was a member of the Northeastern University class of 1973.)