• About Wishes for Olivia

    Organization Committee

Founder – Wishes For Olivia, Event Chair – The Princess Ball:
Jennifer White

Jennifer is a mother, a wife, and an all around ordinary person that has found herself in an extraordinary time. Jennifer formed Wishes for Olivia in February 2013 following the sudden passing of her daughter Olivia, at the age of five and a half. As part of Olivia’s legacy, she strives to make wishes come true for children across Canada through fundraising on behalf of Make-A-Wish Foundation of Canada. The Princess Ball is an event very close to Jennifer’s heart as she knows how much Olivia would have enjoyed the dressing up, the tea, and of course, the Princesses, and she dedicates this event to her memory.

Contact: info@theprincessball.com

Event and Volunteer Manager:
Carla Dorland

Carla’s love for the event industry started 14 years ago and she has never looked back! With experience planning events from 12 to over 600 people, Carla’s enthusiasm comes through in each and every event she plans. Her upbeat attitude, flawless precision, attention to detail, and ability to organize all aspects of a function has resulted in hundreds of successful events over the years. Now she brings that experience to The Princess Ball! Carla is very honoured to be working with The Princess Ball as the Event and Volunteer Manager and knows that this is an event you will not want to miss!

Contact: volunteer@theprincessball.com

Corporate Sponsorship Manager:
Shannon McKarney

Shannon is a Toronto writer and social media consultant. She’s worked on developing top-notch content for BlissDom Canada since 2011 and her writing has appeared on Care2.com, The Huffington Post and Medium.com. Shannon develops social media and charitable events including the now-on-hiatus Ottawa Brain Drain and is assisting with the first annual Princess Ball for the Make A Wish Foundation in April of 2014. She also even occasionally writes on her own sites at zchamu.com and ecochick.ca, both in operation since 2007.

Contact: sponsorship@theprincessball.com

Social Media Manager – The Princess Ball:
Catherine Revoy Brennan

Catherine has been writing, editing and communicating in a professional capacity for more than 16 years. She began her career at a young age, working full time for an international magazine while attending university. For the past 7 years Catherine has been the managing editor of JUST. magazine, a print and online publication for Ontario lawyers. There isn’t much opportunity to discuss tiaras, tea parties and dancing within the legal sphere, so Catherine is excited to join the Princess Ball team, where she can develop and execute content strategy for a wonderful group of individuals who together are committed to furthering this very important cause.

Contact: info@theprincessball.com

Silent Auction Solicitation Manager – The Princess Ball:
Tera Gleason

Tera Gleason is a full time nurse working in a busy doctors office in Brooklin. She has a passion for event planning,  having hosted numerous fundraisers, dances and more recently assisting with weddings. Tera started volunteering with The Princess Ball in 2015 after reading about Olivia White. She was so genuinely touched with Jennifer White’s family story and the amazing way they chose  to remember Olivia, that she knew she had to be a participant! She has the support of her sister Carly Gallagher who has been also volunteering her time. Tera is humbled and honoured to work with such a great group of ladies and hopes to help make more children’s wishes come true!

Contact: info@theprincessball.com