We are pleased to announce that Virginia Baescu, CPA, CGA, has joined the Foundation team as the Director of Finance and Administration effective February 6, 2023.
Virginia has an extensive background in the non-profit and charitable sectors and experience in finance, investments, donor relations, newcomer services, and programming. Most recently, Virginia worked as the Vice-President of Finance and Donor Services at United Way of Calgary and Area and has served on numerous boards and committees supporting work in Calgary’s immigrant and newcomer sector. In addition to her board and committee work, Virginia is an experienced mentor and connector for newcomers in Calgary. She has worked for over 10 years, supporting individuals and families in their personal and professional journeys in Canada.
Prior to arriving in Canada in 1997, Virginia was the Chief Financial and Operating Officer for a private university where she also taught Finance, Accounting, and International Insurance. In all her roles, Virginia has demonstrated skills in leadership, fund development, economics and financial management, and budgeting, all of which set a solid foundation for her work with the Foundation going forward.
Virginia enjoys gardening, reading, travelling, and spending time with her family in her spare time.