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Rachel Niessen

Rachel Niessen Director of Finance

KITCHENER, ON, December 9, 2019:  Abundance Canada, a donor-advised public foundation, announces the appointment of Rachel Niessen to its leadership team as Director of Finance. Niessen will succeed Rick Braun-Janzen, who will transition into the position of Director of Gift Planning at Abundance Canada.

Niessen joins Abundance Canada with a wealth of experience in the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors. After spending time with accounting firms KPMG and Deloitte, she spent the last eight years as the Director of Finance at Balmoral Hall-School for Girls in Winnipeg. She is an active volunteer in her local community and has conducted several volunteer internal audits for the Mennonite Central Committee Shared program. Rachel has a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) degree from the University of Manitoba as well as the CPA/CA designation.

“I am excited about this opportunity,” said Niessen about the role. “I have wanted to use my finance skills in a faith-based not-for-profit organization for a long time. Abundance Canada’s mission and direction is a great fit for me.”

Darren Pries-Klassen, CEO of Abundance Canada said, “We’re very excited to have Rachel join Abundance Canada. Given her knowledge of our sector and gift planning, as well as her passion for supporting others, she is an excellent fit for our organization.”

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