Darren Pries-Klassen


Darren Pries-Klassen

Darren enjoys meeting new people and hearing their stories, especially when it includes generosity and support for charitable causes. As a leader, he has helped make Abundance Canada one of the most respected donor-advised foundations in the country.

He joined the organization in 1998 and became the CEO in 2009. For over twenty years he has been instrumental to the organization’s growth and in 2016 he successfully led the rebranding process from Mennonite Foundation of Canada to Abundance Canada. A sought-after speaker and writer, Darren is often at sector-related events and his comments and articles are widely published.

Darren brings his integrity and open-mindedness into all aspects of his professional life; building relationships and connections with people to help them live and give generously.

Darren has degrees in Theology and Leadership. He completed the CREST leadership program and holds the Certified Financial Planner® professional designation. Darren has served on several boards. He is the past Chair of both the National Board of the Canadian Association of Gift Planners (CAGP) and the CAGP Foundation Board. He currently sits on the Board of Directors of Imagine Canada. In 2021 Darren received the FRIEND Award from CAGP for his contributions to the charitable sector.

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