Alumni Speaker Series: "Volunteering to Victory!"

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Thursday, April 22, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT
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Amanda Gerow
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807-343-8010 x.8155
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All around us in a myriad of ways are people getting their communities, organizations and institutions back to a better tomorrow through their gifts of time today. These incredibly creative and dynamic individuals are volunteers who – for most of our communities – are the glue that keeps our often complicated patchwork of support services together. Whether it is in our local hospices, hospitals, churches, synagogues’ or mosques, or through the hundreds of charitable organizations that touch our lives both visibly and invisibly, volunteering matters!

Our dialogue Volunteering to Victory will provide examples of outstanding volunteer leaders and the approaches they’ve used to making volunteerism a part of who they are. This open dialogue will be brought to you by the Lakehead University Alumni Association. Our session will be led by Frank Cappadocia, Associate Vice-President of Administration and Community Engagement of Lakehead University’s Orillia Campus. For more information on Frank, please read below.


Frank Cappadocia, BA, MA, is Associate Vice-President of Administration & Community Engagement at Lakehead University’s Orillia Campus. Through the course of his 30+ years in the postsecondary sector Frank has held several senior leadership positions at Ryerson, York and now Lakehead Universities. Known for his solutions-focused, mission-driven approach, Frank is routinely engaged in coaching, mentoring and developing new leaders. With a strong background in organizational development and renewal, Frank has won three national-level awards for innovative program design and service delivery. Recognized as a community-focused servant-leader, Frank’s numerous Board positions have included appointments to the Heart and Stroke Foundation (Orillia) and North Simcoe Victim Services. For over ten years, Frank’s also served as a Director of the Orillia and District Chamber of Commerce. Two of Frank’s proudest achievements have been aiding in the buildout of Lakehead Orillia’s 500 University Avenue Campus and the founding its Office of Community Engagement and Lifelong Learning (CELL). For more information please go to:  Contact: