President & CEO, Rideau Hall Foundation
Teresa Marques is the President and CEO of the Rideau Hall Foundation, an independent charity established to amplify the Office of the Governor General, and established during the mandate of His Excellency, the Honourable David Johnston. The RHF’s vision is a smarter and more caring Canada, and the organization works to address key challenges facing the country in areas of learning equity, culture of innovation, leadership development, and the promotion of giving & volunteerism.
Previously the Director of Strategic Partnerships at the Rideau Hall Foundation, Teresa is an accomplished fundraising executive with extensive experience leading development teams in the healthcare and post-secondary education sectors. Teresa is a sought-after public speaker on Canadian giving patterns and is an instructor at Ryerson University’s G. Raymond Chang School. She has been instrumental to major gift fundraising efforts at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) Foundation, York University and the Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research.
She holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Canadian history from the University of Ottawa and York University, respectively and has pursued post-graduate studies at Dalhousie University’s School of Continuing Education, with a focus on non-profit governance.
Teresa’s Board service has focused on community development, with directorships with Family Services Toronto, the Working Women Community Centre, and the Boys & Girls Club. Teresa is interested in how giving patterns in Canada are changing and is seeking to drive social change through philanthropy while strengthening the non-profit sector and civil society more broadly.