Sam Laprade, CFRE


Gryphon Fundraising


Sam loves to connect people! As a professional fundraiser Sam works closely with generous donors to impact the most vulnerable people in her community and country.

Over a 30-year period Ms. Laprade has raised money for important charities such as: The Ottawa Hospital Foundation, LNF Canada and the Ottawa Mission Foundation.

In 2009, Sam joined Gryphon Fundraising. to share the importance of donor database analytics with non-profit professionals worldwide.

In addition to her work with Gryphon Fundraising, in 2017, Sam launched her full-time consultancy to assist with fundraising strategy, stewardship, board relations, coaching and audits.

Ms. Laprade is an engaging speaker who receives high ratings. Her speaking engagements include: AFP ICON, CAGP and AFP Congress.

Sam is the creator and host of the radio show ‘An Hour to Give’ on CityNews 101.1 and News 95.7. Ms. Laprade also writes a monthly column for the OBJ entitled ‘Philanthropy in Ottawa’.