Cheryl is a transformer who impacts lives with a unique and strategic approach. She guides business owners, professionals, foundations, charitable and non-profit organizations in shifting strategies from short-term, less structured giving to sustained, focused, high-impact philanthropy. Around the world, she has directed more than $100 million to charitable causes, changing the lives of donors and recipient individuals and organizations alike.
After a career driving profit and growth at TD Bank Financial Group, Cheryl served as Director, Corporate Engagement, at World Vision Canada. Through her philanthropic advisory practice, Dove Philanthropy Advisors, she works with clients to design innovative programs and direct large-scale philanthropic investments to many organizations in the arts and culture, health, education, the environment, and public policy sectors.
The driving force behind Cheryl’s work is her commitment to helping women, children and their families develop economic and social resilience.
What we can do together
I say that philanthropic giving consists of three parts: heart, head, hand. Big hearts ignite the desire to start on this journey. In our heads, we think the decisions over and over—but hands are a place of action.
My role is to articulate your values and reach the place of your vision, by making the philanthropic investment of your lifetime.
I’m not here to impose my vision, but rather cultivate yours, provide direction and give actionable philanthropic advice. I can tell you that the feeling of seeing your contribution materialize and make an impact on the world is impossible to translate into words. And I’ve yet to meet a client who has not fulfilled their philanthropic desire by working with me. In fact, my true blessing is to hear them say, “I wouldn't be doing this if it wasn’t for you.”