Donna Wellard, NCC's former director of development in Atlantic Canada, grew up by the sea in Blackpool, England. As a child she loved making grass houses, dancing along the shoreline and zooming around on her bike.
She started her career in the UK as an arts administrator, moving to Canada in the early 1990s. Since then she has worked as a senior-level marketing and fundraising executive with more than 15 years of success in the charitable sector.
Donna has worked for some of Atlantic Canada’s top arts organisations and non-profit institutions including:Mulgrave Road Theatre, Festival Antigonish Summer Theatre, Atlantic Theatre Festival, United Way and St. Francis Xavier University.