Frances Buczko


Frances Buczko is a passionate and savvy fundraising professional with almost 15 years of experience collaborating with organizations like WWF-Canada, Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation, Bridgepoint Health, Gallery Lambton, and YWCA. She has a track record of exceeding objectives through skilled capital campaign management and has led projects from $3 – $60 million.

Working in the banking industry for nearly 20 years, Frances possesses a formative perspective and diverse skill set. She is a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) and graduated from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Science degree. She holds certificates in Fundraising Management, Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Management, and completed The Original Canadian Gift Planning Course and the Association of Fundraising Professionals’ First Course in Fundraising.

Frances is committed to community engagement and encouraging a culture of philanthropy. She has been an active volunteer with the Bata Shoe Museum Resource Development Committee, Canadian Association of Gift Planners, Association of Fundraising Professionals, Rotary Club-Toronto Forest Hill, United Way, CNIB, and Women’s Assault Helpline. 

Fundraising Area of Expertise: Frances’ core expertise is in Fundraising Campaigns and Strategic Planning. She also has extensive experience in Campaign and Volunteer Management, Major Gifts and Sponsorship Solicitation, Stakeholder Relationship Management, Campaign Audits, Feasibility Studies, Proposal Writing, Planned Giving, Prospect Identification, , Leadership and Human Resource Management, Event Sponsorship Solicitation and Project Management

Sector Experience: Healthcare, Arts & Culture, Social Services

Frances’s fundraising must have: Passion – stakeholder engagement that is built on relationship building through information sharing, collaboration and brand awareness.

Contact Frances at: [email protected]

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