Eric Graage joins The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation as Vice-President, Major Gifts


We are excited to announce Eric Graage will join our Foundation as Vice-President, Major Gifts. Eric brings more than 24 years of high-level experience in fundraising to The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation. 

Most recently, Eric served as Executive Director of Advancement at the world-renowned Ivey Business School, where he was responsible for all aspects of fundraising as well as alumni relations. In his four years at Ivey, Eric led his team to increase their fundraising totals by 100%. He also oversaw Ivey’s largest-ever gift to a centre or institute, largest corporate gift and largest scholarship gift. Eric mentored several members of his team into closing their first seven-figure gifts, and participated in the creation of a compelling case for support focused on the school’s unique role in management education.    

“I cannot think of a more exciting place—and time—to be in fundraising than at The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation, right now. We have an exceptional opportunity to take our case for support across Canada and beyond,” said Graage. “I am joining an incredible team, to do work that is absolutely vital—enable Future Care Now. The single-minded dedication to this goal by everyone here is unsurpassed and I am proud to join them in this mission, which will help save lives.” 

Before joining Ivey, Eric was Vice-President for Institutional Engagement at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), where he worked closely with the President and the leadership team to transform the development operations at the school. During his time at RISD, donations to the school reached their highest levels on record and seven-figure gifts more than doubled.

Prior to joining RISD, Eric was Vice-President of Development at renowned business school Babson College in Massachusetts. Under Eric’s leadership, Babson surpassed its $200-million campaign by more than $16 million.   

Additionally, Eric spent four years as Associate Vice-President for Annual Giving at Boston College, where he and his team more than doubled the number of six-figure gifts to the institution. Earlier in his career, Eric served as Director of Development for Alumni and Medical Education at Harvard Medical School and as a Major Gift officer at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. 

Eric received his Master’s degree in International Relations from Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and his B.A. in German Area Studies and International Relations at Tufts University.

Eric will join The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation on Monday July 8, 2019.