Rebecca Darwent

Senior Advisor, Collaboratives

Rebecca is a social entrepreneur activating generosity through philanthropic advising, consulting, and speaking. A proven builder of relationships and capital, Rebecca has led strategy, policy, fund development and partnerships mobilizing multimillion dollar investments in equity, health and education. In 2020, Rebecca co-founded the Foundation for Black Communities, whose advocacy resulted in an historic $200 million dollar commitment to Black philanthropy by the Canadian federal government. Prior to this, she was Director of Global Partnerships at Singularity University leading tech and education programming across five continents. Rebecca also worked in the Ontario provincial government as a Senior Policy Advisor to the Minister of Children and Youth Services, responsible for the Anti-Racism Directorate. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of The Philanthropy Workshop Canada and Laidlaw Foundation, is a Women Leaders for the World Fellow, and a Canadian Millennium Laureate.

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