A Tribute to Donna Mackinnon

Donna Mackinnon

We are very sad to announce the passing of our colleague and friend at GCVS, Donna Mackinnon.

Donna recently joined GCVS as Partnership Manager for Employability, and was working with public and third sector colleagues to ensure that the third sector was an integral part of the Local Employability Partnership and the city’s approach to employability.  Although she had only been in post a short time she was already making big impacts for the sector.

Donna brought with her an abundance of experience, and many who hadn’t yet connected with her in her new role would have known her from her many years working at SCVO where she oversaw projects such as Community Jobs Scotland.  As well as working part time for GCVS, she has also been working for SUSE, the Scottish Union for Supported Employment.

Donna demonstrated her commitment to social change from a young age, becoming President of NUS Scotland, as well as taking an active role in politics and campaigning.

She will be sadly missed and we wish to express our condolences to her family and friends.

Ian Bruce, GCVS Chief Executive said:

“Donna’s dedication, intelligence and warmth was clear throughout her career. In her short time with GCVS she made an impact on colleagues and partners.


Her commitment to helping others and grasp of issues have been evident in her work to include third sector organisations in local plans for employability and the Shared Prosperity Fund.  


Our thoughts are with Donna’s family and friends.”

If you would like to share memories of Donna, or condolences, please feel free to do so in the comments below.

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