Calgary, AB,
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July
2017
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16:37
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Calgary Police Foundation welcomes new Executive Director

Sent on behalf of the Calgary Police Foundation

July 10, 2017, Calgary, AB – It is with pride in the accomplishments of the Calgary Police Foundation (CPF) and optimism for its future, that Tara Robinson announces her resignation as Executive Director from the Calgary Police Foundation. Since April 1, 2015, Ms. Robinson has executed a dual role as Executive Director of CPF and Executive Director of the YouthLink Calgary Police Interpretive Centre.

“It has been a profound privilege to lead these two dynamic organizations,” says Tara Robinson. “I am really excited to devote full time to YouthLink Calgary Police Interpretive Centre, which is experiencing unprecedented demand for its crime prevention programs impacting tens of thousands of youth and families.”

Over the last two and a half years, Ms. Robinson has focused intently on transformative steps that have helped to build a high-functioning Calgary Police Foundation, which provides tremendous value for its important supporters and for its youth crime prevention programs. Also during this time, Ms. Robinson led the design and grand opening of the new YouthLink Calgary Police Interpretive Centre, which is unlike any other facility in North America.

Working with the excellent leadership of two Boards of Directors and two enthusiastic teams of dedicated and highly motivated staff, both not-for-profits have achieved unparalleled success. They have grown exponentially and are now poised to have even greater impact, each with its own Executive Director.

Ms. Robinson is thrilled to pass the torch to Marla Cohen who has been instrumental in the CPF’s success as its Director of Resource Development for the last year and a half. Ms. Cohen has an incredible reputation and tremendous experience in non-profits in Calgary, and will become the Calgary Police Foundation’s Executive Director effective July 15, 2017. Ms. Robinson and Ms. Cohen are delighted to continue to work closely together to positively impact the lives of children.

“I am looking forward to building upon the significant results of the last two years,” says Marla Cohen. “We are energized by the donors, fundraising campaigns, and our CPS partners who support the important work of the Calgary Police Foundation. We are all incredibly passionate about crime prevention and changing the lives of youth and families. By dedicating leadership resources to both organizations, we have an even stronger focus on our joint mandates of keeping Calgary’s youth safe.”

“We are extremely pleased to see a smooth transition that capitalizes on the strengths and talents of two remarkable individuals with Tara Robinson and Marla Cohen,” says Brian Ferguson, Chair of the Calgary Police Foundation and CEO of Cenovus. “By dedicating leadership resources to both organizations, we have an even stronger focus on our joint mandates of keeping Calgary’s youth safe and building a safer city for all of us”.

YouthLink is one of six programs which benefits from the fundraising efforts of the Calgary Police Foundation. CPF is responsible for raising $2.1M annually to fund six youth-based programs that focus on crime prevention, education, and early intervention.

 

For more information contact Marla Cohen, Executive Director Calgary Police Foundation at 403-428-8020 or mcohen@calgarypolice.ca

 

For more information on the Calgary Police Foundation, please visit www.CalgaryPoliceFoundation.ca; for more information on YouthLink Calgary Police Interpretive Centre, please visit www.YouthLinkCalgary.com

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