Central Okanagan Foundation hires new exec director

Bruce Davies has been appointed the new executive director of the Central Okanagan Foundation.

  • Jul. 10, 2012 4:00 p.m.

Bruce Davies has been appointed the new executive director of the Central Okanagan Foundation.

For Davies, his new job brings him back to the Okanagan, after having lived in Kelowna as a teenager.

His education and a career took him away from the community he had grown to love after graduating high school.

“School and growing my career have taken me across the country and back, and around the world to a certain extent, but I always wanted to be back in Kelowna,” Davies said. “It’s an amazing community and I’m delighted to be here.”

Davies started in the not-for-profit sector 25 years ago when he accepted a position with the United Way of the Lower Mainland.

During 13 years with the organization, Davies worked in campaigns, community services and planned giving.

He also spent five years with the United Way in Halifax followed by a position with the Telus World of Science in Calgary.

Prior to being hired by COF, Davies spent time travelling to and from South America working with United Way Brazil.

Davies says his passion—and what has driven his career in the not-for-profit sector—is working with volunteers and donors, saying he’s always “pleasantly astonished” by the many acts of generosity and selflessness.

“I believe the Central Okanagan Foundation is well-positioned in the community to continue growing and bringing donors and charities together to support the community,” Davies said.

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