Director of Major Gifts and Corporate Relations, Siloam
Judy Richichi spent much of her youth growing
up on the streets under the child welfare system, so it's no
surprise that she now dedicates her life to working with Winnipeg's
most marginalized citizens.
After serving as Siloam Mission's Director of Finance and
Development, Judy stepped into her current role as Director of
Major Gifts and Corporate Relations in 2014. Serving for over nine
years, her passion to help the city's less fortunate grows more
each day, and she is excited about sharing the vision of Siloam to
all of Winnipeg's compassionate.
Siloam Mission is one of Winnipeg's biggest organizations
working with the homeless population and helping them transition
off the streets. Every year, it relies on thousands of donors to
meet their $8 million budget and Judy is in charge of ensuring the
budget is met and the Mission has all the resources it needs to
operate 24 hours a day/365 days a year. No small task.
On top of that, Judy along with a team of volunteers and staff
are working on a capital campaign to raise $17 million to help
expand the frontline services centre. No one has to stay outside in
the cold while waiting for a meal or a bed and other essential
services. "It's the very least we can do as Canadians to ensure
that no one has to be outside at 40 below!"
Judy received her Business Administration diploma from Red River
College with a major in accounting and a minor in marketing. She
has four beautiful children and has been married for 31 years. She
feels blessed to be using her education and experience in making a
difference for Winnipeg's inner city. She was recently awarded the
Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Award for her contributions
towards Winnipeg's Community.