Kimahli Powell
Director of Development and Outreach

Kimahli joined the Legal Network in May 2012.

Previously, Kimahli was the Senior Development Officer at Dignitas International, the internationally renowned organization founded by James Orbinski (Nobel Prize Winner 2001) and James Fraser, both from Médecins sans frontières (Doctors without Borders). During his time there, he helped spearhead the organization’s $25 million campaign ($17 million in upon departure) and headed Cinema against AIDS Toronto, a gala during the Toronto International Film Festival which raised $2.5 Million in three years. Kimahli has also held other progressive roles in development and philanthropy, including three years as Director of Development at the Inside Out Toronto LGBT Film and Video Festival — as well as director-level positions with organizations such as Trey Anthony Productions, Obsidian Theatre Company, Culture Shock Canada and the YMCA of Greater Toronto & Ottawa.

Kimahli’s work throughout his career has focused on advocating for youth, arts and culture, LGBT issues and global health on a municipal, provincial, federal and international level. He is the co-chair of the fundraising committee at the Black Coalition for AIDS Prevention (BlackCAP), a certified fundraising professional and a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP). He studied Political Science (Bacc. Social Science) at the University of Ottawa.