With over 13 years’ experience in the not-for-profit sector Tracey Vavrek believes that objectivity, collaboration and strategic thinking are keys to successful business.
In her 13 years as CEO of the Community Foundation of Northwestern Alberta Tracey has grown the organization from $150,000 to over $6 million in assets. She has helped create a strong standard of governance that led to the Foundation’s accreditation under imagine Canada Standards, all while maintaining a strong focus on vision, mission, and purpose.
Tracey believes that philanthropy plays a significant role in the moral, culture, and purpose of a community. Her strong leadership skills coupled with her continued leadership training in programs such as Jack Canfield’s Train the Trainer and the Institute for Corporate Directors Governance Essentials Program for Directors of Not-For-Profits make her a known community consultant and community builder, providing support and guidance to any community organization in need. In 2012 Tracey received the ATB Financial Mistress of the Modern Award in recognition of her passion and commitment to community.
Tracey currently sits on the Volunteer Alberta Board of Directors. She is an active Rotarian of the Grande Prairie After Five Club, former president of the Grande Prairie Sunrise Club, Current Assistant Governor for District 5370 Area 12, founding member of the Northern Alberta Chapter of Kids with Cancer Society, founding member of the Young Persons and Families with Concern Society, Founding member of the Grande Prairie Against Bullying Community, Past President of the Estate and Financial Planning Institute and proud member of the Canadian Association of Gift planners and the Association of Fundraising professionals, Tracey not only promotes community involvement, volunteerism, and service above self, but truly lives it.
Tracey’s diverse background, ability to encourage all values and perspectives, and ability to collaborate and educate makes her a powerful force for our communtiy.