Linda Eagen has had a distinguished association with the University of Ottawa and the Telfer School of Management. One of Canada's most respected and successful fundraising professionals, she served as director of development for the University of Ottawa for three years. In this role, she led programs that raised more than $10 million as part of the University's capital campaign. She then moved on to serve as manager of development for the Telfer School of Management, where she played a pivotal role in making the school a national leader in business education and research.
These impressive achievements are just the tip of the iceberg. During her 20-year career, the Telfer EMBA graduate has directed campaigns and developed programs that have generated more than $100 million to support organizations in a variety of fields, including health, education, social welfare, and arts and culture.
Now president and chief executive officer of the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation, Linda continues to set and reach lofty goals. Most recently, she spearheaded development of Canada's first centre for cancer survivors. The Maplesoft Centre delivers specialized, free-of-charge programs and workshops that help patients cope with each stage of their journey—from pre-diagnosis through post-treatment recovery.
For her many achievements, Linda has earned numerous awards. Two stand out. The Regroupement des gens d'affaires de la Capitale nationale named her Executive of the Year at the organization's 2010 Gala of Excellence. In 2011, the Telfer School of Management presented her with the Trudeau Medal, the school's highest alumni honour and yet another worthy tribute to such a steadfast friend of the University of Ottawa.