Office of Advancement
Office of Advancement

ALTogether Now

Vol. 38 – March 2, 2020

Advancement Leadership Team
Advancement Leadership Team: Steve Hornsby, Leigh Kalin, Scott Anderson, Karen Bertrand, Deanna Bennett, and Tom Hewitt

Alumni Relations & Annual Giving – Moving Forward, Together

By Leigh Kalin, Interim Associate Vice-Principal Alumni Relations & Annual Giving

Leigh Kalin

Our new strategic plan, Forward, Together, identified the need for an external review of AR&AG programming as a vital first step for building our strategies for the next five years. Specifically, developing alumni programming to align it with stage-of-life needs. I’m pleased to say that we have asked the Offord Group to extend the scope of their strategic planning mandate to assist with this. Marts & Lundy alumni relations expert Christopher Vlahos will be working closely with us. Learn more about Chris.

By the end of May, we will have an AR&AG engagement strategy that aligns with our strategic plan. We will begin this process in the next few weeks and there will be many opportunities to be involved. Executing the plan and bringing the new strategy to fruition over the next five years will truly require a team effort. Some examples of what the Alumni and Annual Giving Engagement Strategy will include are:

A vision of where the university sees itself with regard to alumni and annual engagement

A set of strategic pillars that will act as guiding principles for alumni engagement at Queen’s and will ensure activity is focused and purposeful

A definition of alumni and annual giving measures of success with metrics for tracking achievements

Ways to strengthen alumni and annual giving communications and volunteer networks

Exciting and busy times ahead. If you would like to be involved, please reach out to me.

calendar iconMark Your Calendars

Mark your calendars! Advancement Enhancement Day 2020 has been scheduled for June 18.

For those new to Advancement, Enhancement Day is a day dedicated to staff where we celebrate each other All Together and take part in personal and professional development activities.

Keeping with tradition, programming for the day will be designed by staff for staff. The Advancing IDEAS group will be taking on the task and they are looking for more members. If you are interested in volunteering to help plan and deliver Advancement Enhancement Day 2020, please email Kate Bearse by the end of the day on Friday, March 13.

The first planning meeting will be scheduled for March 25. Subsequent meetings will be on a bi-weekly basis and weekly in June.

Learn More About the Queen’s Endowment

Do you feel confident explaining the Queen’s endowment to donors and other external stakeholders? Are you knowledgeable about how the payouts of our endowment are calculated? Would you like to learn more about the Queen’s endowment and the principles behind endowment management?

If you would be interested in an endowment tutorial, please let us know by completing the survey, including additional detail on any specific questions or subject-matter you would like covered in a tutorial.

Summerhill Shuffle

As some of you may know, there have been some moves in Summerhill in the east wing. For those of you who may not know here is where you can find the people who moved:

Kate Bearse – 115

Deanna Bennett – 116A

Julia Bryan – 219

Tom Hewitt – 118A

Lesley Kelly – 006

Patty McHenry – 119

Deborah Melman-Clement – 221

Peggy Shanks – 119

Michelle White – 006

If you have any questions about this please connect with Kate.

Jobs with Advancement

We need your recruitment help. Know great talent that would be a good addition to our team? If so, please promote the vacancy below with your networks and let’s find some amazing new team members.

Applications (including a cover letter and résumé) must be submitted through CareerQ. For additional information on this posting, please reach out to either Katelyn, Carla, or the hiring manager for the position you are interested in.

Available Position:

Development Co-ordinator, Faculty of Arts & Science Development, Faculty of Arts & Science March 9, 2020 7

Fun Fact

The First Canadian Commerce Program

In 1919 Queen's established the first commerce program in Canada and only the second in the entire commonwealth. It was renamed the School of Business in 1960, but remained part of Arts & Science until 1963 when it finally became a separate faculty.