The Foundation for Black Communities expresses its gratitude to Gladys Ahovi, our outgoing President & CEO for her contribution and leadership. Her involvement has played a role in fortifying the Foundation as the leading philanthropic organization in Canada, dedicated to supporting Black-led, Black-serving, and Black-focused groups, ensuring they have continuous resources for significant impact.

During her tenure as President & CEO, Gladys has assisted in furthering the Foundation’s objectives. Notable achievements under her leadership include helping to secure the stewardship of the $200 Million Black-led Philanthropic Endowment Fund, securing vital national strategic partnerships to broaden our reach to the diverse Black communities across Canada, and implementing the infrastructure to enable the successful roll out of funding to Black-led, Black-serving, and Black-focused organizations.  

We deeply appreciate Gladys’ efforts and contributions throughout the past year as we continued to fulfill our mission to invest in Black communities and enable them to shape their own futures.

During the transition period, FFBC Board Co-Chairs Liban Abokor and the Honorable Marlene Jennings will assume the roles of President and CEO, guiding our team as we move forward into the next phase of our Foundation’s journey.