Meet Barb Anderson: Donor Management Clerk Extraordinaire

Posted August 8, 2019 by

Since arriving in Guelph in 2001, I have been aware of the vital work that Chalmers Community Services has been doing, initially out of Chalmers United Church, then on Baker Street and now in the new surroundings on Macdonell. And as a donor, I have always been impressed with how welcoming and friendly all of your spaces have been.  Now I am delighted to be joining CCSC as your Donor Management Clerk.

I was asked to tell you a little about myself.  A former teacher, I spent the last twelve years of my working life with an environmental non-profit, The Nature Conservancy of Canada, assisting with their fundraising.  When I retired, I decided that I would devote time and energy to other areas about which I feel strongly – social justice, poverty reduction, affordable housing, and food security.  I have been volunteering with The SEED and was delighted to discover that they are a partner organization of CCSC.

A mother of two daughters, I am also a joyful grandmother to six year old twins. I love music of all kinds and have been singing with the Guelph Community Singers since the choir’s inception.  And as a lifelong learner, I enjoy attending lectures and sitting on the board of Third Age Learning Guelph. I also volunteer with Amnesty International at the Guelph Farmers’ Market and love the downtown Guelph vibe.  

Although I relocated here from Toronto, I can’t see myself ever leaving Guelph.  I love its friendliness, its greenness, its progressiveness, and its caring nature.  Like any city, we have challenges but I believe that organizations like CCSC are integral to facing and alleviating those challenges.  I am very eager to be able to contribute to that goal in a small way. And of course I am also looking forward to working alongside Diana and Sarah and meeting our many volunteers and guests.  

Please come by and say hello!

1 Comment
  • Comment by John -
    August 14, 2019 @ 12:22 pm

    Welcome Barb! I have a small farm on Pelee Island [where NCC manages 10+% of the island as nature reserves!] and often have extra produce. Where is the drop off place for when I come back to Guelph?

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