Advancement

Office of Advancement
Office of Advancement

Annual Giving

The Annual Giving team works collaboratively with staff in the Office of Advancement, as well as faculties, schools, and university-affiliated groups across campus. They provide guidance and support for annual giving programs at Queen’s University through integrated marketing and communications strategies centered on strengthening relationships that cultivate investment and engagement opportunities


Lisa RileyLisa Riley

Director, Annual Giving
Email: lisa.riley@queensu.ca
Phone: 613-533-6000 x75501


Emily MackwoodEmily Mackwood

Senior Development Officer, Leadership Giving
Email: emily.mackwood@queensu.ca
Phone: 613-533-6000 x78959


Tianna EdwardsTianna Edwards (on leave)

Direct Response Appeals Officer
Email: tianna.edwards@queensu.ca
Phone: 613-533-6000 x75166


Jessica KostuckJessica Kostuck

Business Analysis Officer
Email: jessica.kostuck@queensu.ca
Phone: 613-533-6000 x75137


Kim WilkinsonKim Wilkinson

Digital Giving Officer
Email: kim.wilkinson@queensu.ca
Phone: 613-533-6000 x78228


Jennifer MillerJennifer Miller

Administrative Assistant
Email: jennifer.miller@queensu.ca
Phone: 613-533-6000 x77572


Gage Benyon

Gage Benyon

Annual and Leadership Giving Coordinator
Email: ​gage.benyon@queensu.ca
Phone: 613-533-6000 x79644


Annual Giving Student Callers

Student callers have been an integral part of the unit for more than 20 years. This program, formally known as Queen’s Telefundraising Services, continues to engage with alumni, parents, and other stakeholders to raise funds for the Queen’s Fund and other key initiatives from the heart of campus. Students enjoy sharing stories, stewarding donors, and promoting the opportunity to invest in their university.

Each year, Annual Giving hires a number of students and is committed to providing excellent on-campus positions, in a dynamic and positive working environment.

Student Caller Leadership Team


Boo hooAbbey Hicks, Artsci‘20 (Psychology & Health Studies)

Student Supervisor, Annual Giving
Email: telethon@queensu.ca
Phone: 613-533-6000 x 36746

From Vancouver, BC, Abbey has been an avid member of the Queen’s community since the beginning of her time at Queen’s. The 2019-2020 school year will mark Abbey’s fourth year with the Annual Giving team where she currently works as a Student Supervisor. Abbey is excited about the year ahead and continuing to keep past and current alumni engaged with Queen’s!
 
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Boo hooSydney-Ellen Cooke, Artsci’20 (Health Studies)

Student Supervisor, Annual Giving
Email: telethon@queensu.ca
Phone: 613-533-6000 x 36746

From Toronto, Sydney-Ellen is interested in downhill skiing, reading, and spending time with her friends and family. Throughout her time at Queen’s University she has been involved in a variety of extra-curricular activities; as an executive member of Queen’s for Ooch, the Health Studies Department Student Council, and volunteering with the Kingston’s Revved Up program. For the past two years, Sydney-Ellen has had the opportunity to work as a student caller for Annual Giving, and will be fulfilling a student Supervisor position within the 2019-2020 academic year. Following her undergraduate degree, she is hoping to continue her education in the following years within the healthcare field. She is thrilled to be a member of the Queen’s Alumni Relations community and is looking forward to continuing to foster valuable connections with Queen’s alumni.”


Boo hooCaleb Morin, Artsci’21 (Life Sciences)

Student Supervisor, Annual Giving
Email: telethon@queensu.ca
Phone: 613-533-6000 x 36746

From Calgary, AB, when Caleb isn’t studying or in class, he enjoys cooking, watching movies, volunteering, and playing squash on the Queen’s club team.  Caleb has worked as a caller at Queen’s Annual Giving for two years making the 2019-2020 school year Caleb’s first year as a Supervisor.  He is eager to use his skills and personality, as Supervisor, to motivate and support Queen’s student callers.


Boo hooNolan Cobb, Artsci’21 (Health Studies & Psychology)

Student Supervisor, Annual Giving
Email: telethon@queensu.ca
Phone: 613-533-6000 x 36746

A native Kingstonian with a passion for e-sports and digital art, Nolan volunteers as the Graphic Design and Publications Director for Queen’s E-Sports Association and is proud to represent Queen’s internationally as the Main Support for its Overwatch team. Previously working as the Summer Caller for Annual Giving, Nolan will be marking his third year in the call room and hopes to inspire callers to improve personally, meet their goals, and excel at making connections with alumni; things he truly values from his own experiences as a caller.
 
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boo hooSarah Fay, Com'20 (Accounting)

Student Supervisor, Annual Giving
Email: telethon@queensu.ca
Phone: 613-533-6000 x 36746

From Ajax, ON, Sarah loves to travel, read, and eat good food with good people. She has been a member of several organizations on campus including BrainTrust and the Queen’s Conference on the Business Environment Today (QBET). The 2019-2020 school year will be Sarah’s fourth year with Annual Giving, after three incredible years as a Caller. Sarah is very excited to begin her term as a Student Supervisor and looks forward to supporting the dedicated Student Callers and speaking to many generous alumni on the phone. Fun fact: Sarah just finished a semester abroad in Belgium!
 
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