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What my clients say…

Connie Smith has been an integral part of Community Living Burlington’s Annual Easter Auction. Her vibrancy, enthusiasm, and professionalism has enabled our event to raise over $75,000 in the last four years, with all proceeds benefiting people who have a developmental disability in our local community. We have truly enjoyed working with Connie every step of the way. Connie is a real inspiration – she is community-minded, generous, and dedicated. We look forward to working with Connie in our future endeavours.

Emily Huang

Manager of Fundraising

Community Living Burlington


Connie Smith is a dynamite lady and emcee.  She is community-minded with a genuine interest in seniors and their contributions to the community.  She has a genuine way of making others feel at ease!”

Lisa Maychak

Special Projects/Seniors Awards Coordinator

City of Hamilton

Community and Emergency Services


Connie became involved with Pythons’ Pit, our regional entrepreneurship competition hosted by Rotary Clubs in Halton Region in our second season.

She’s done an outstanding job, hosting our TV segments and the Awards Night, which this year drew over 500 spectators and participants.

I love her passion and professionalism. She brings events to a whole different level.

Thanks Connie!

Martin van Zon | President



I have had the pleasure of working with Connie in my capacity as President of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. As emcee of the Chapter’s annual National Philanthropy Day event, Connie is a familiar face and brings smiles and warmth to our guests. As a veteran journalist, she engages the audience in a personal and professional way. Connie was the co-host of the annual McMaster Children’s Hospital Celebration on CHCH News in support of McMaster Children’s Hospital for many years. She is a devoted community volunteer to many charities in the Golden Horseshoe communities.

Roger D. Ali

President (volunteer), Association of Fundraising Professionals Golden Horseshoe Chapter

Vice-President, Development, Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation