Nov 14, 2019
Carolyn Ferguson
Major Gifts Officer, Rotary Foundation

Carolyn Ferguson

Senior Major Gifts Officer, the new Zone 28- The Rotary Foundation

Carolyn is the Major Gift Officer for our Rotary Foundation for Zone 28. This Zone spans 16 districts across 4 Countries-Canada, USA, Russia and France.

Carolyn works fulltime as part of a staff team of 12 Major Gift Officers in North America, of which 9 are regionally based inside their own Zones, and 3 are based out of World Headquarters in Evanston, IL. She is the only Canadian based employee for Rotary International and her office is located in Binbrook, Ontario-District 7090.

As a Major Gift Officer, Carolyn works primarily one on one with Rotarians to invite their support of our Foundation mission through a Major Gift, Bequest or planned gift.  

Carolyn is also a second-generation Rotarian-her father is a past Centennial Governor in District 6290-Sault Ste Marie, ON. Carolyn joined Rotary in 2004, is Past President of the Rotary Club of Ancaster AM, a current honorary member. She is a multiple Paul Harris Fellow and Bequest Society member with our Foundation. She and her family have enjoyed hosting 11 Youth Exchange students in her home.

She is a current member of the Canadian Association of Gift Planners and prior to her employment with the Rotary Foundation, Carolyn spent many years working in fund development with the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario.  

Carolyn is married to Richard Ferguson and they have two daughters. Carolyn’s oldest daughter Madelyn is a former 2014-15 Rotary Youth Exchange student to Spain and short term exchange student to Italy 2017. Her younger daughter Cassidy participated in a short term exchange to Australia 2017.