2021 40 Under 40 Winners

2019 40 Under 40 Logo

Lindsay Gilbert

Alberta Cancer Foundation
Edmonton, Alberta

Why is a 40 under 40 winner

  • Lindsay recently secured $500,000 over two years for the Cross Cancer Institute’s pharmacy renovation through the Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation 
  • She is a regular presenter at ADRP (Association of Donor Relations Professional) conferences
  • Lindsay has served on the board of the Elizabeth Fry Society, a nonprofit social service agency that provides support for women and girls involved in the Canadian justice system

Q & A

1. How did you get into healthcare philanthropy?

My first experience in healthcare philanthropy began in university as a volunteer with the Kids with Cancer Society. We created the most incredible, magical Christmas party for children facing cancer. I understood immediately the life-changing impact that these moments and memories had on families, and I knew that it was where I wanted to center my career.

2. Tell us about a pivot point or crucial step in your career journey.

I'm so grateful to my mentors and colleagues to have the opportunity to be part of a campaign in support of Canada’s largest, most comprehensive stand-alone cancer care center. Every day I'm learning, growing, and I can't wait to see the difference that this will make for patients in our province.

3. What piece of advice would you give aspiring 40 Under 40 recipients?

There is so much opportunity in change, transition, and the unknown. If you can "show up" with optimism and enthusiasm every day, it truly brings out the best in yourself and your team.  
Lindsay Gilbert Headshot

Fun Fact:

I grew up taking dance lessons and had the opportunity to work as a dancer at an all-inclusive resort in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. It's still one of my favorite places to visit.

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