Courtney Clarke (she/her)
Central Development Officer, Memorial University of Newfoundland (She/Her)
Originally from Petty Harbour-Maddox Cove, Courtney Clarke spends her professional life breaking down barriers to post-secondary education as a Central Development Officer at Memorial University. Through professional fundraising and developing meaningful partnerships with alumni looking to positively impact the community, Courtney focuses on advancing indigenization of the academy, locally-based research initiatives, supporting BIPOC students, veteran students and students with disabilities, as well as students who face other socio-economic barriers.
With a combination of community, small business and financial management experience, as well as lived experience with gender-based violence, Courtney takes an intersectional approach to the work she does and focuses on to lifting up others who do not have the same privileges in our community. Courtney is on the Board of Directors of Violence Prevention Avalon East, playing a huge role in organizational re-branding and creation of this website, as well as the creation of the Unsafe at Home Campaign: A Domestic Abuse Support Platform for people experiencing violence in NL during COVID-19. Publically elected to the Newfoundland and Labrador Credit Union (NLCU) Board of Directors, Courtney represents approximately 20,000 members across the province. Courtney was the 2019 and 2020 Youth Accessibility Leader for NL with Employment and Social Development Canada, single-handedly bringing in approximately $600,000 in accessibility enhancements to NL in less than two years. Additionally, Courtney is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals – NL (AFP-NL) and on the leadership committee Equal Voice NL.