Langara College Appoints New Director of College Advancement

Langara College is pleased to announce the appointment of Moira Gookstetter as its new Director of College Advancement and Executive Director, Langara College Foundation. In this role, she will be responsible for the Langara College Foundation and providing innovative leadership and strategic vision for the development of a campus-wide culture and climate of philanthropy.

Gookstetter has over 20 years of fundraising and not-for-profit management experience. Previous to the Langara College Foundation, she provided strategic leadership for a variety of not-for-profit organizations as the Vice-President, ViaSport BC; CEO, Gymnastics BC; Executive Director, Millennium Sports Facility Society (Capital Campaign); and Director Fund Development, Sport BC.

“We’re very excited to have Moira on board,” said Ajay Patel, Langara’s Vice-President, International and External Development. “She brings a breadth of fundraising knowledge that will be critical in re-establishing and growing the Foundation’s philanthropic capacity and alumni profile.”

In addition to her not-for-profit work, Gookstetter is a committed community volunteer and a 2010 nominee for the YWCA Women of Distinction Award for her philanthropic work. She is a qualified Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) and holds a Masters in Leadership from Royal Roads University.

About the Langara College Foundation
The Langara College Foundation is an independent legal entity and registered charity with the Canada Revenue Agency. Established in 2013, the Foundation’s mandate is to provide leadership for Langara College’s advancement initiatives, including fundraising, community development, and alumni relations.

About Langara
Located in beautiful Vancouver, BC, Canada, Langara College provides University, Career, and Continuing Studies education to more than 21,000 students annually. With more than 1,700 courses and 130 programs, Langara’s expansive academic breadth and depth allows students of all ages, backgrounds, and life stages to choose their own educational path. Langara is also known as house of teachings, a name given to it by the Musqueam people on whose unceded traditional territory the College is located.

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