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Claire Jarrold, Grants Manager

Claire Jarrold is passionate about connecting with people and with nature, and she is happy to be engaged in both roles at Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative.

Claire loves telling the stories that connect people to causes, which is at the root of her fundraising. Before joining Y2Y in November 2014, she was the “one-stop” development officer at Toronto’s Sherbourne Health Centre – supporting the homeless or marginally housed, newcomers to Canada and LGBT communities – where she was instrumental in raising over $1.2 million.

Claire has a BA in Chinese & Linguistics, and gained her CFRE (fundraising certificate) in September 2013. After moving to the charity sector, she worked in international development for 10 years before focusing closer to home on local community development. Originally from the U.K., Claire has been in Canada for over five years and greater access to wilderness spaces was a big part of the attraction in making Canada her home. She has taken up wilderness canoeing and cross-country skiing since she arrived, and has just started to explore Canmore and the Rockies.