Brenda Lee-Kennedy, CPA, CA

Partner, Not-for-Profit Services Group, High Net Worth Services, PwC Canada

Brenda is a tax partner with PwC Canada’s Not-for-Profit Services Group and High Net Worth Planning Group, practicing in the areas of personal, estate and trust taxation, private enterprise taxation, as well as charities and not-for-profit taxation.

Brenda is a chartered professional accountant (CPA) and chartered accountant (CA) and works in the philanthropic sector providing tax and wealth planning advisory services to high net worth families and their private businesses, charities, and other not-for-profit organizations. She is PwC Canada’s tax practice leader in the not-for-profit sector space. As well, Brenda has been involved extensively in tax planning for philanthropic organizations and their contributors.

Brenda has assisted charity and other tax-exempt organization clients with income tax matters including tax compliance, endowment and gifting strategies, and other business and operational-related activities including reorganizations, mergers, and windups of tax-exempt entities. She has assisted with the creation of charitable foundations and organizations and with their charitable registration applications.

Brenda is involved with developing tax-efficient estate and tax planning strategies for her clients as well as providing tax guidance to trustees on their duties and obligations from a tax perspective and to beneficiaries with respect to tax planning for their inheritances. 

Brenda is a regular speaker at various charity and not-for-profit and wealth management seminars, a regular contributor to industry publications such as PwC’s Wealth and Tax Matters and the Canadian Tax Foundation’s Canadian Tax Highlights, and in a volunteer capacity, has served as a director of the board and committee member with various charities and not-for-profit organizations over the years.

Experience

  • Not-for-Profit Services Group
  • High Net Worth Services

Specialty

  • Tax Consulting

Education

  • University of Toronto