Meet the Team

Interested in making a planned gift? Our expert planned giving team is always here to help. We’ll work with you one-on-one, and answer questions you may have.​ 

Ruth D'Souza

Ruth D’Souza

Manager, Planned Giving
416-486-2500 (ext. 7006)

Ruth D’Souza is a planned giving expert who has completed the Canadian Association of Gift Planners (CAGP) "Banff course" and the "Estates and estate administration’” course through the Institute of Law Clerks of Ontario. She is also an economics major. Ruth manages the administration and processing of all planned gifts at CNIB, including gifts in wills, gifts of securities, charitable gift annuities, charitable remainder trusts, endowments, gifts of RRSPs/RRIFs, gifts of life insurance and guaranteed investment funds. Ruth also manages the administration and processing of gifts of property made to CNIB, and is the subject matter expert on Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) guidelines and standards for all complex gifts, including gift acceptance, receipting, administration and oversight.

Al Kennedy

Al Kennedy

Planned Giving Associate
416-486-2500 (ext. 8642)

Having spent the majority of his career in the private sector working in the information industry, Al Kennedy has happily changed career direction to work in the non-profit sector on the planned giving team at CNIB. As a planned giving associate, he applies his skills helping clients and donors better understand the benefits of planned giving.