Your Community Staff Welcomes You

We are here to serve you. We help donors connect their giving spirit with community need.

Our staff have a wealth of experience, expertise, and are knowledgeable in what makes the Community Foundation of Northwestern Alberta a Community Foundation based on a reputation for connecting donors with charities in need. The Foundation anticipates future community challenges and works with our partners to find solutions to today’s needs.

Tracey Vavrek

Chief Executive Officer

With over 16 years’ experience in the not-for-profit sector, Tracey Vavrek believes that objectivity, collaboration and strategic thinking are keys to successful business.

As CEO of the Community Foundation of Northwestern Alberta Tracey has grown the organization from $150,000 to over $7.1 million in assets. Tracey believes that philanthropy plays a significant role in the strength of a community. Her leadership skills and continued personal and professional development make her a key community builder and known resource, providing support and guidance to any organization in need.

Tracey is an active volunteer sitting on various boards, committees and associations that are working to build healthy and resilient communities. She is currently the Rotary International District Governor 2019/2020 for District 5370. Tracey not only promotes community involvement, volunteerism, and service above self but truly lives it.

Tracey’s diverse experience in building community capacity, her ability to advocate and passion for collaboration make her a powerful force leading change through the Community Foundation movement and beyond.

Email Tracey or call (780) 538-2820.

Tracy Zuk

Development Coordinator

If you have questions about the Community Foundation or simply do not know how where to begin, Tracy is a great resource to contact.

Tracy enjoys connecting people and helping to build your personalized giving plan. She leads activities and supports Nourish the North, Student Awards, and Community Impact Awards and she is ready to help you in any way.

Tracy joined the team in February 2017. As the Development Coordinator, Tracy brings to the role her passion for community, desire to make a difference for others and promoting kindness. Tracy has strong local roots as she was born, raised in Spirit River and has stayed in our region her entire life. Mostly living in Grande Prairie but also in Fort McMurray and Peace River. She currently is a Board Member of the Troyanda Society of Ukrainian Culture and Heritage as well as a past Board Member of the Chamber of Commerce in Grande Prairie and Peace River. While is Peace River she was also a Director of PeaceFest. She is a proud mom of a very happy and kind boy and passionate about continuing to teach her heritage and culture to her son. She loves to be outdoors preferably camping near a lake.

If you have any questions, email Tracy or call (780) 538.2820.