JOSIE NATERER is a fundraising specialist with many years of experience in fundraising and public relations. She started her career in public relations in Toronto and organized events such as the Canadian Open Golf Tournament, American Tennis Association / Tennis Canada Championships and Molson Indy race car events. She has endeavoured to make a positive difference in the community by helping companies, non-profit organizations and schools to raise funds and awareness that improve promote inclusivity and help those who face hunger, financial and mental health challenges.
Josie has led fundraising programs for several organizations in Newfoundland such as Opera on the Avalon, including Newfoundland’s first opera “Ours” which tracked the aftermath of the battle of Beaumont Hamel during World War I. She organized fundraisers for Holy Heart High School (sending 54 music students on a tour of Dublin, Ireland and another in central Newfoundland to perform in schools and community centres), Lakecrest St. John’s Independent School (25th anniversary), and Bridges to Hope (food bank). She created and led a fundraising campaign that built up the food bank during their 2018 Holiday Season with the creation and implementation of a Miracle on Cookstown Road Campaign.
In 2019, Josie led a large fundraising program for the Autism Society of Newfoundland and Labrador (ASNL). She created and led a strategic campaign that raised over $500K through a family tree initiative for ASNL programs and services across Newfoundland. Josie’s motto is “How can I help you”.
In 2022, Josie and her husband Greg moved to Stratford, PEI, where she joined the QEH Foundation on a short-term project to lead their 2022 Yuletide Auction Gala that raised over $360K for priority medical equipment at the hospital.