WAG Welcomes Bill Pratt as New Director of Development

Winnipeg, Manitoba, September 29, 2017: The Winnipeg Art Gallery (WAG) is pleased to announce the appointment of William (Bill) Pratt as Director of Development. Pratt’s experience includes 20 years of work in the charitable sector with organizations that engage Canadians on issues that are local, provincial, national, and international in scope.

At the WAG, Pratt is responsible for development and fundraising programs through membership as well as corporate, individual, benefactor, and foundation gifts.

Most recently Pratt served as the President and CEO of the Manitoba Lung Association. Previously he worked as the CEO for iDE Canada and the Regina Palliative Care Association. Pratt is a Certified Fundraising Executive and a Master Trainer with the Association of Fundraising Professionals, and his coast-to-coast-to-coast experience with organizations gives him a broad perspective for making positive and lasting impact.

Quick Facts
• Pratt is a candidate for a Master of Arts (MA) in leadership from Royal Roads University, Victoria, BC
• He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Association of Fundraising Professionals in Manitoba and Urban Stable.
• Pratt served on the board of Feed Nova Scotia and was Chair of Public Policy, CancerCare Manitoba, and the Association of Fundraising Professionals Foundation for Philanthropy Canada.
• He guest lectured on fundraising for the Masters in International Development program at Regis University.
• He wrote and published Fundraising. The Other F Word, outlining tools, tips, and inspiration on impacting the world around you.
• The Winnipeg Art Gallery is Canada’s oldest civic art gallery and holds the largest public collection of contemporary Inuit art in the world.

Bill Pratt is a dedicated fundraising professional with a compassionate heart for the non-profit sector. He brings a wide range of development and fundraising knowledge to the Gallery and his vast experience will be a valuable asset to the WAG.
—Dr. Stephen Borys, Director & CEO, WAG

Now is an invigorating time to join the WAG. I am excited for the opportunity to create a larger space for the community, of all ages and backgrounds, to get involved with the WAG.
—Bill Pratt, Director of Development, WAG

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The Winnipeg Art Gallery is a cultural advocate – a lens and forum – helping people see and experience more through art. Playing a vital role in the community, engaging and enriching people of all ages and backgrounds through art and culture, the Winnipeg Art Gallery thrives as a creative, innovative, and accessible place for learning, discovery and inspiration.

The WAG holds in trust the world’s largest public collection of contemporary Inuit art. Breaking ground in 2017, the WAG is creating an Inuit Art Centre to celebrate the art and to honour the Inuit. The Centre will bridge Canada’s North and South through exhibitions, research, education, and art making. It will also house the WAG’s nationally recognized Studio art and learning program.



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