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release, posted Jan 24, 2013


The Canadian Associates of Ben – GurionUniversity of the Negev (CABGU) is proud to welcome Samantha Loxton as its Executive Director for the Manitoba Regional office.


Samantha Loxton has 10 years of professional experience in the fundraising/non – profit sector. Before joining CABGU, Samantha was employed at Jewish National Fund of Canada – Manitoba & Saskatchewan Region (JNF) as the Communications & Program Coordinator. Her main responsibilities included generating revenue from both the creation of new and existing programming, in addition, to delivering various sources of communications that positively branded and promoted JNF.

Samantha was also employed for a number of years at the Jewish Federation of Winnipeg (JFW) in the roles of Leadership Development Director, as well as the Hillel and Jewish Campus Life Director. During her tenure at the JFW, Samantha successfully increased personal donations to the Jewish Federation of Winnipeg’s Combined Jewish Appeal and sponsorship contributions to the various outreach programs hosted by the Young Adult Division or Hillel.




Samantha’s professional development training includes post-grad work in employment counselling, a University Degree and College Diploma. Samantha has also taken strategic leadership courses from the Banff Centre for Leadership and Innovation in Banff, AB., in addition to certified human resources professional development courses from the University of Manitoba.


 Mark Mendelson, Chief Executive Officer of CABGU said this about her appointment. “I know that I speak on behalf of the Board of Directors of CABGU Winnipeg, who was involved in the selection process, when I say how pleased we are that Samantha will be joining us. She will bring to the position, youthful enthusiasm, excellent skills and a great commitment to fulfilling the mission of CABGU thus helping Israel’s “Nation Building”university. We look forward to a prosperous future in Winnipeg with Samantha Loxton as the Executive Director of the CABGU Winnipeg Regional office. “








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