Check out our newly launched SPC publication, the Philanthropy Journal. We’ll be updating regularly with engaging and timely content about the Carleton and philanthropy community.

Volunteer Recruitment

We are always looking for keen and passionate individuals toget involved. Interested parties should e-mail Hajer Furat at (Deputy Director, Volunteer Engagement) or visit our weekly table in University Centre Atrium.


The Student Philanthropy Council is a student-driven entity that strives to foster a culture of philanthropy within the Carleton campus community. The Council provides student leaders with the opportunity to develop philanthropic skill sets with development professionals and positively affect change at their alma mater.

The Council is advised by the Department of University Advancement (DUA), and the student-led works to identify, develop, and pursue the achievement of short-term campus projects that improve teaching, learning, and the broader student experience at Carleton. The Council also offers skill development opportunities for campus-based philanthropic organizations.

The Council, which is governed by the Executive, is comprised of student leaders who passionately endeavour to support Carleton.

While ad hoc committees may be struck on a basis governed by the Executive, each committee is comprised of a Director and respective General Council Members. For interest or questions regarding specifics of a committee, direct an email to the respective director of the committee.

The Learning and Organizational Development Committee is responsible for providing both informal and formal opportunities for philanthropic skill development on behalf of the Council for campus stakeholders and engaged third-parties. Examples include a Student Development Summit, student-focused workshops and webinars, and/or the inclusion of alumni expertise and lectures.

The Communications Committee is responsible for coordinating all Council print, digital, and social marketing and communications mediums as outlined in the Council Communications Strategy. Examples include establishing and maintaining an organizational social media presence, liaising with campus communications stake holders, and/or event graphic design.

The Fundraising Initiatives Committee is responsible for developing cases of support for projects that have been successfully selected through the Fundraising Initiatives Proposal Process. Examples include the development and execution of fundraising plans and the hosting of fundraising and/or awareness based events.

As the Council undertakes special projects and initiatives, we recognize the need for additional volunteers. Any individual who wants to get involved, but is concerned over their existing time commitments, may join as a One-Time Event Volunteer.


Please direct all questions regarding the Council, its processes and operations, to the respective Executive:

Carly Crawford

Executive Director

Caroline O’Neill

Director, Communications

For all other inquiries please contact:

Christina Chenard 

Manager, Alumni Relations
University Advancement
Telephone: 613-520-2600 ext.4131