Rivi Frankle

(BA 1968 UC)

Leading advancement professional and consultant Rivi Frankle has made a career out of helping institutions connect with their stakeholders and communities. During her illustrious, 39-year career at University of Toronto, she had a transformative impact on career services, alumni relations, and fundraising. She spearheaded the Arbor Awards honouring the University’s volunteers, was instrumental in the creation of U of T’s Hong Kong office, and was a key player in the Great Minds Campaign which raised $1.1 billion. Since retiring from U of T, she has helped the YWCA of Toronto and the Ontario College of Art and Design with their advancement operations, and currently serves as Assistant Vice President of Development, University Advancement, at Ryerson University. Frankle has also mentored, advised, and supported scores of advancement professionals during her career, who continue to have a positive impact on the field. In 2010, she received the Manulife Financial Outstanding Achievement Award from the Canadian Council for the Advancement of Education.