La Fondation Bon départ de Canadian Tire annonce la succession de sa direction
TORONTO, September 1, 2022
We are proud to announce that Marco Di Buono, Chief Operating Officer, will succeed Scott Fraser as President of Jumpstart, effective today. Fraser is retiring after leading the Charity for the last five years. Under Scott’s stewardship, Jumpstart launched its $50 million Inclusive Play Project, building accessible play spaces across Canada where kids of all abilities can play together.
“On behalf of the Board of Directors, I’d like to thank Scott for his dedication to breaking down accessibility barriers for kids in sport and play, and wish him all the best in his retirement,” said Nadir Patel, Chairman, Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities. “Our Board is confident in Marco’s leadership; since joining the management team, he has had a sizable impact on Jumpstart. This work included overseeing the creation of the Charity’s Sport Relief Fund and the disbursement of $24.9 million to help more than 1,600 community sport organizations keep their doors open through the pandemic. We look forward to continuing to work with Marco to advance the strategic priorities of Jumpstart.”
Marco joined Jumpstart in 2015 and brings 15 years of leadership in charitable giving, scientific research, and fund development. He holds a Ph.D. in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Toronto and has a history of advocating for the health and well-being of children and youth. Previously, he was the Vice President, Science, Research and Professional Education at the American Heart Association, where he led the organization’s $170 million research enterprise. During his time with us, Marco has been instrumental in guiding the Charity’s efforts to rebuild organized sport and play to pre-pandemic levels.
« En ma nouvelle qualité de président, j’ai l’honneur de poursuivre mon travail au sein de l’équipe de Bon départ et du réseau des partenaires en vue de favoriser la mission de la Fondation d’éliminer les obstacles d’accessibilité aux activités sportives et récréatives », a souligné M. Di Buono, nouveau président de Bon départ. « Le jeu motive les enfants à devenir des leaders dans leur communauté, et il jette les bases pour une société plus saine et plus équitable. J’ai bien hâte de bâtir sur l’incroyable élan réussi sous la direction de Scott en vue de créer de nouveaux débouchés pour que les enfants prennent part au jeu. »
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