Philanthropica Team

Meet our consultants

Camilla Leigh

Founding Partner

With over 20 years of fundraising management and leadership positions in Europe and North America, Camilla has personally raised more than $90M. Across eight capital and community campaigns, she has held 9 senior fundraising positions, including 3 at major international universities. Camilla’s experience ranges from start-up fundraising program development to helping grow established fundraising programs in seasoned fundraising organizations. She has deep expertise in every phase of the fundraising continuum and has worked extensively training and coaching fundraising staff, volunteers and senior management.  Camilla brings an energy, enthusiasm and dynamism to fundraising that helps translate an organization’s fundraising ambitions from plans to outcomes.

Camilla Leigh has worked as a strategic fundraising consultant in Montreal since 2006. Prior to consulting, Camilla served as Director of Development for the Faculty of Arts at McGill University; Head of Fundraising for the Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford; Senior Development Executive at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland; and Development Executive for UK-based non-profits. Camilla serves on the Board of GoodBox, a provider of cutting edge contactless payment donation solutions for non-profit organizations, and as a Global Ambassador and Philanthropy Advisor for The Woodland Trust. A native of the UK, holds a B.A. from the University of Surrey, England.

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Lisa Levitan

Lisa Levitan

Senior Consultant

Working at Philanthropica is the perfect fit for Lisa, who has been working in non-profit for many years.  First, as a volunteer and then as a paid professional.  Lisa began her career as a lawyer specializing in corporate tax.  Throughout her career with corporations, she guided them in their planned giving and in-house community service programs.  She has worked in Florida, New York and has spent the last 18 years in Montreal.  While working as an attorney, Lisa volunteered for many community organizations as a lay person volunteer ultimately culminating on her sitting on the board of several organizations through the years.

In recent years, Lisa has turned her focus to the non-profit sector aiding in accounting, out-reach, major renovation projects and running recurring events.  She has helped organizations grow from small fund-raisers, to large annual events that the benefitting organizations have come to depend on through the years.  Lisa’s training as a lawyer has proven beneficial in her approach to different projects.  She is organized and clear, able to manage many tasks at one time.  She is passionate about using her background to aid and grow organizations that help to make the world a better place.

Lisa moved to Montreal in 2001 and has not looked back.  She has a Law Degree from the University of Florida where she was on The Law Review and a research assistant.  She then received a Legal Master’s in Taxation from New York University.

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Elizabeth Gomery

Elizabeth Gomery

Founding Partner

Elizabeth has worked for the last decade as a senior development executive and leader. She has led educational, cultural and health development offices or foundations and has a proven track record as an excellent major and primary gifts fundraiser and a talented manager. Elizabeth’s strengths are in program review and development and as a change agent for young and established organizations alike. She has consistently maintained that fundraising is the best job in the world and she is able to impart that same enthusiasm and excitement to donors, volunteers and staff alike. She is frequently invited to speak at fundraising and business development conferences across Canada in both English and French.

Prior to consulting, Elizabeth was the Vice-President of Community & Legacy Giving at the Montreal Children’s Hospital; the Executive Director of the McCord Museum Foundation; and the Director of Development at McGill University’s Faculty of Arts. She is a former civil and commercial litigator and was a journalist for the South African Broadcasting Corporation in Johannesburg.

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Tamara Granatstein

Consultant

Tamara brings to Philanthropica over a decade of experience with fundraising, corporate donors, sponsorship and volunteer coordination for large-scale events, working closely with sponsors in her own unique personal style. She has a deep understanding of the wants and needs of high profile clients and has delivered consistent and successful results with energy and enthusiasm.

Prior to joining Philanthropica, Tamara worked for several years at CauseForce, a company that works with non-profit organizations to help them raise money for their missions.  CauseForce has raised over $850 million globally since 2002 and has produced over 165 lifestyle events including the Ride to Conquer Cancer and The Weekend to End Women’s Cancer, both benefiting the Montreal Jewish General Hospital. Tamara created her own role as National Sales Training Manager, traveling to all local offices, coaching and training teams on best practices for peer-to-peer fundraising.

Tamara has a BA in English from McGill University.

A native Montrealer, Tamara fell in love with fundraising when she was only a teen.  Inspired by a chocolate bar fundraiser in high school to raise funds for children in need, she enlisted her friends and family and raised the most money in her ninth grade class. This ignited her deep passion for charitable work and a need to work in the non-profit world.

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