President & CEO
Brent Fearon, MBA, MA (Theology), gained insight into the worlds of donors and charities while holding senior leadership positions in the charitable sector for over twenty-five years, including more than a decade in the field of philanthropy. He has pioneered new granting models that increase the effectiveness and impact of charitable giving through the power of collaboration, implementing of best practices, and the sharing of intellectual resources. He has also overseen the formation of a number of thriving Canadian non-profit corporations, private foundations, and public foundations.
Currently, Brent provides his expertise on several public and private granting foundation boards and is a granting consultant to Canadian and US foundations working nationally and internationally. As a relationally-minded analytical thinker who loves a good spreadsheet, Brent continues to conduct in-depth on-the-ground research in national and international charitable work.
Brent lives near Toronto with his wife of 30+ years, and together they raised two grown daughters who are off pursuing higher education with aspirations of changing the world.
Growing up on a farm near Ayr, Ontario, Peter’s professional career has revolved around agriculture. After graduating from Wilfrid Laurier University with a BBA, he continued his further education receiving a CPA, CA designation. Peter has spent his last 30 years as the CFO of Grand Valley Fortifiers Limited, a Cambridge, Ontario based business serving farmers with vitamin and mineral products in the raising of livestock.
Always serving on a number of charitable boards at any one time over the last 35 years, Peter’s involvement has provided a broad base of experiences in both local and overseas ministries. He has been blessed by his wife Kerry of over 35 years and together they have raised 4 adult children.
Lise Struthers, born and raised in Vancouver, is from a family involved in combining business excellence with public service and advocacy. She worked in fundraising for many years and contends for effective and holistic philanthropy. She is also a Director of Opportunity International Canada and involved with missions and facilitating the increasing of broad generosity at her local church. Lise and her husband Robert have raised four adult children and live near Toronto.
Andrew Falle balances his time overseeing the affairs of a family-owned property business and family foundation in Cambridge, Ontario.
After receiving his business degree from Trinity Western University in 1998 he began working in sales at Image Craft Inc., the family greeting card manufacturing business. Once the business was sold in 2000, Andrew transitioned into developing and managing multi-tenant industrial buildings in and around Cambridge. In 2008, at the request of his family, he began taking a leadership role in the family’s private foundation – D.H. Falle Family Foundation – in an attempt to better engage the family members and define a mandate.
Andrew recently completed a term on YFC Canada’s national board and currently serves on the board of One4Another International, a small charity facilitating child surgeries in Uganda.
Andrew lives in Kitchener with his wife Laura and their 4 children.