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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Suzanne Dalzell

Senior Consultant

If you’re seeking to engage diverse audiences and inspire communities to rally around your cause, Suzanne Dalzell is the one to call. Specializing in P2P events, big-ticket galas and volunteer-driven fundraisers, she is a dynamic and focused team leader who manufactures opportunities for individuals and corporations to have greater impact on the charities they value. Since Y2K, Suzanne has been exploring her passion for helping non-profit organizations implement strategies that render short- and long-term projects bigger, better, and painless. She is now primed to help you channel the empathy and the desire for positive social outcomes amongst Millennials, Generation X & Y, and Baby Boomers. When she isn’t busy changing the world, Suzanne enjoys cooking Italian, playing tennis and finding ways to spend quality time with her two teenagers.

Prior to joining Philanthropica in 2016, Suzanne Dalzell was the Director of Corporate and Community Events and a Senior Special Events Advisor for the Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation; Sales Director and Events Coordinator for the prestigious Saint-James Club of Montreal; Events Coordinator and Maître D’ for Hôtel Le Chantecler; and founder/executive chef of her own catering business, Traiteur Aubergine. She holds a B.A. from Simon Fraser University with a major in Communications.

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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


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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