Monday, October 21, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM PDT
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University of Victoria 
Ian Stewart Complex
Boardroom - ISCU
3964 Gordon Head Rd
Victoria, BC V8N 3X3

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Monica Powell 
AFP Vancouver Island 

WEBINAR: Are Diversity and Inclusion Ethical Issues? 

Join us on October 21st at UVic in the Ian Stewart Complex Boardroom for our next webinar.  Participants must attend in person.  Doors will open at 9:45 and the presentation will begin at 10:00 am. Coffee and tea will be served.


Charity scandals make sensational global headlines. A misstep in your community – or across the continent can cast a pall on the entire sector. AFP’s Code of Ethical Principles*, adopted in 1964, states “AFP members both individual and business aspire to foster cultural diversity and pluralistic values and treat all people with dignity and respect.” What does this actually mean in practice TODAY and how is it an ethical issue? Join our diverse panel of experts as they discuss how this principle is, and should be, applied in fundraising and philanthropy today and what does this have to do with ethics.

Participants will learn:

  1. What are the baselines or universal principles that must be observed by every ethical fundraising professional in any organization regardless of culture or community?
  2. How do we identify, assess and address cultural variables that may benefit from or require alternative approaches and solutions, but still remain within the baseline of ethical fundraising practices?
  3. As either an internal or external member of a diverse how do we navigate and address circumstances or situations which may arise, while maintaining our commitment to ethical practice and sensitivity to racial, ethnic, socioeconomic, LGBTQ, religious, ability and other differences?
  4. What sort of a commitment to diversity and inclusion is expected of a fundraising professional?



  • Robbe Healey 

Roberta (Robbe) A. Healey, MBA, NHA, ACFRE, has practiced philanthropic fundraising and non-profit organization management for more than forty years. She is an accomplished fund raising generalist with successful track record of establishing new development offices, board and volunteer training. She is Vice President for Philanthropy of Simpson Senior Services as well as Founding Member of Aurora Philanthropic Consulting. She Chaired the Board of Directors of the Association of Fundraising Professionals International (AFP) 2009-10 and completed twelve years of Board service in December 2012. She is a member of the AFP International Ethics Committee.

  • Amir Pasic

Amir Pasic is the Eugene R. Tempel Dean of the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy.  Prior to joining the school, Pasic was vice president of international operations at the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE).  Previously, Pasic was associate dean for development and strategic planning at the Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).  

  • Yulanda Davis-Quarrie

Yulanda N. Davis-Quarrie, M.S., CFRE, brings more than 25 years of leadership experience in the field of philanthropy. She currently serves as the Director of Institutional Advancement for Ramona Convent Secondary School, in Alhambra, California, a non-profit community-based Catholic private all girl’s college preparatory high school. She is responsible for the philanthropic and alumnae efforts at the school.  A Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) since 1990, Ms. Davis-Quarrie has secured more than $80 million in philanthropic dollars for various nonprofit organizations in Southern California, including Orthopaedic Hospital in Los Angeles, The Claremont Graduate School, St. Mary Medical Center in Long Beach, The Wellness Community in Santa Monica, Citrus Valley Health Partners in West Covina, USC Verdugo Hills Hospital Foundation, Beverly Hospital and St. Lucy’s Priory High School.  She is actively involved with the Association of Fund Raising Professionals (AFP), where she a member of the Greater Los Angeles Chapter and serves on AFP international association’s ethics and investment committees.