SOURCE: Merry Go Round Children's Foundation

Merry Go Round Children's Foundation

January 19, 2016 11:25 ET

Merry Go Round Children's Foundation Announces Appointment of New President & CEO

Pati Greenwood Named President and Chief Executive Officer

TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - January 19, 2016) - Merry Go Round Children's Foundation, a leading charity delivering the signature Kids, Cops & Computers program for deserving yet financially disadvantaged children, announced the appointment of Pati Greenwood as President & CEO.

Most recently as Vice-President and Chief Advancement Officer at Women's College Hospital Foundation, Pati was instrumental in assisting the organization to complete and exceed its $70 million capital campaign to rebuild the hospital.

A considerable portion of her career has concentrated on working with children and youth focused charities -- especially those from financially-disadvantaged circumstances and at risk communities. It is her commitment to ensuring that all children have equal opportunities to succeed that brought her to Merry Go Round Children's Foundation.

An outstanding leader, Pati's passion for making the world a better place has been the basis of her motivation to build relationships, lead teams, and raise funds to significantly expand the impact of charitable organizations both nationally and locally.

"The Board of the Merry Go Round Children's Foundation is delighted that Pati Greenwood recognizes the value our Kids, Cops & Computers program adds to the communities it serves. Most importantly, we believe Pati is uniquely qualified to lead our organization through our next phase of growth as we aspire to take our Program across Canada over the next few years," said G. Scott Paterson, Board Chair.

Prior positions have included Vice-President, Development at Pathways to Education Canada, Executive Vice-President, Philanthropy and Vice-President Development, McMaster Children's Hospital at Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation. Additionally, Pati has worked with the YMCA of Hamilton/Burlington as Vice-President Development and Communications, as well as a number of other health-related organizations.

Pati is a graduate of the Ivey School of Business Executive MBA program at Western University and a certified fund raising executive (CFRE). Pati currently serves on the International Board of the Association Fund Raising Professionals (AFP).

"I am thrilled and honoured to be joining Merry Go Round Children's Foundation," said Pati Greenwood. "I am inspired by the significant contributions the organization has already made in empowering kids to reach their full potential and excited to be partnering with this incredible team and leading the effort to expand the Kids, Cops and Computers program across the country."

About Merry Go Round Children's Foundation
Founded in 1998, Merry Go Round Children's Foundation and its signature program Kids, Cops & Computers works in partnership with Toronto Police Service (, the Toronto District School Board ( and Toronto Catholic District School Board ( help deserving yet financially disadvantaged kids access the technology and tools they need to reach their academic & personal potential. This year, the Kids, Cops & Computers program has provided 600 brand new HP laptops to deserving kids throughout Toronto. Merry Go Round Children's Foundation has formed a partnership with the RCMP Foundation ( to launch pilot Kids, Cops & Computers programs in Alberta, Manitoba & New Brunswick. Merry Go Round Children's Foundation is proud to recognize HP Canada ( as its Technology Partner and work together to help kids build the skills and confidence needed in a digital economy.

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