Investing In Leaders
What We Do
The world is in dire need of the redeeming power of hope. The Alder Foundation exists to create, facilitate and fund the releasing of hope into communities around the world.
Our desire is to help create holistic sustainability within organizations that are directly providing hope. This will allow them to, efficiently and effectively, deliver services that provide hope, build community and allow each individual an opportunity to succeed in their own way.
Alder Foundation’s focus on holistic sustainability supports organizations in their becoming fiscally responsible and well funded, while also assisting them in creating a culture in which their leaders are well cared for.
We are committed to building relational bridges between donors, social entrepreneurs, leaders, charities and those passionate about giving hope for the creation of powerful partnerships that maximize the impact on communities.
We exist to see every front line community organization that provides hope become holistically sustainable.
Mark Gordon – Director
Mark is a relationship development specialist, helping individuals, families and organizations to develop ‘key’ relationships internally and externally.
He has thirty years of experience developing successful teams at home, in the business world and in non-profit sectors. All of these have been built on a relational model with a consistent, proven track record of developing key relationships that continue even beyond the project itself.
- Certified Master Coach
- Certified Professional Speaker
- Ordained Minister
- Published Columnist
Ronnie Zerr – Director
Ronnie has spent his life working with people; be it working with underprivileged children in the inner city, children with special needs, troubled youth or by coaching sports and building community in his neighbourhood. His professional life has been no different. Over the last 10 years Ronnie has come alongside individuals and organizations who desire to bring about change and build community by caring for others. Having worked both nationally and internationally in England, Romania and Spain, as well as other European countries, Ronnie brings a diverse and well rounded perspective. In addition, his unique experiences have shaped how he leads and serves others, which allows him to be a catalyst for change while inspiring others to do the same.
David Ward – Director
Over the past 20 years, David has helped businesses and non-profit organizations successfully navigate through seasons of significant change and upheaval.
Internationally, he has worked with partners in Asia in both establishing and maintaining business relationships and in providing support and strategic help for aid organizations working with marginalized groups in the region.
David has held a variety of board positions for businesses, as well as for social service and arts organizations. He currently oversees the management and direction of two active foundations
Brian McKenzie, BBA – Director
Brian is a marketing and management professional with nearly 20 years of training and experience.
A decade as a marketing consultant and another in not-for-profit has allowed Brian to successfully contribute to the growth of dozens of organizations with progressive and creative marketing strategies.
He has held board positions with numerous business and non-profit organizations
Currently, Brian leads marketing and business development for an early-stage education technology firm.