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Please welcome our new Executive Director, College Advancement: Simone Le Blanc. 

Simone has over 23 years of fundraising experience across both post-secondary and healthcare institutions. As the Senior Director of Advancement at Simon Fraser University’s Beedie School of Business, Simone led the establishment of the university’s first faculty-based, integrated advancement and alumni engagement portfolio while increasing annual philanthropic revenues and securing transformative financial gifts. Simone joined snəw̓eyəɬ leləm̓ Langara College on Monday, September 12. 

In her most recent role as Director of Philanthropy and Campaigns at Vancouver General Hospital and the University of British Columbia (UBC) Hospital, Simone oversaw a portfolio that raised significant annual funding across a network of campaigns.

Simone holds a Master of Arts in Philanthropy & Development from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota, a Bachelor of Business Administration from Kwantlen Polytechnic University, and a Certified Fundraising Executive designation. In her spare time, Simone enjoys travelling and staying active by playing in the Vancouver squash league and through her yoga practice.   

Her previous roles have given her a deep appreciation for education's role in changing someone's life for the better. She understands how important access to education is and how philanthropy can help provide resources to students and increase access to education. Simone looks forward to working with the Langara community and can be reached at sleblanc@langara.ca.

Welcome, Simone!