Nuvyn Peters

Strategic Impact and Philanthropic Advisor | Peters & Associates

Nuvyn is a passionate community leader and seasoned executive with a strong record of achievements in capital raising, philanthropy, communications, advocacy, community engagement and campaigns. Nuvyn was Vice-President (Advancement) at the University of Calgary where, under her leadership, the ambitious Energize Campaign exceeded its $1.3 billion goal, raising a milestone of $1.41 billion. Nuvyn’s unique vision to develop a culture of lifelong philanthropic engagement earned the University of Calgary a place on the Globe and Mail’s list of the top 25 fundraising institutions in Canada.

Nuvyn first earned her reputation as a philanthropic leader as Development Director of the Tahirih Justice Center where she advocated for the rights of vulnerable women and girls. Through subsequent leadership positions, including management of Georgetown University’s $1.5 billion campaign, Nuvyn continues to be an influential leader in the philanthropic community, working with donors and organizations throughout North America.

In 2023, Nuvyn founded Peters & Associates, a boutique consulting firm that supports and strengthens the capacity of nonprofit organizations. From fundraising and marketing to strategic planning, leadership development and community engagement, Peters & Associates partners with nonprofit organizations and empowers them to achieve their goals. Nuvyn also serves as President of Axis Connects, an organization that advocates for gender diversity in leadership.

Nuvyn holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Saskatchewan and a Master of Arts in Conflict Resolution from Landegg International University in Switzerland. An innovative and empathetic leader, Nuvyn was named one of Canada’s top newsmakers of the week by Maclean’s magazine and is a recipient of Avenue magazine’s “Top 40 Under 40” (2016) and Canada’s “Top 40 Under 40” (2018).