After 16 years with United Way of Calgary and Area, Kathleen MacPherson, Vice President of Campaign and Resource Development, will be embarking on a new opportunity.

Kathleen’s many years with United Way speaks to her dedication and underlying values. Her leadership, project management, campaign best practice, fundraising, and volunteering expertise have made significant contributions to the organization over the years. As the driving force for innovative annual campaigns, her focus to maximize revenues and opportunities for partnerships consistently resulted in high impact campaigns and unwavering respect from corporate Calgary.

During her time with United Way, Kathleen has been directly involved in raising more than $800 million for the organization, growing the annual campaign from $28 million when she first started, to over $50 million today. She has mentored and coached hundreds of staff, instilling a donor-centred focus on relationships and stewardship.

Kathleen’s leadership with Philanthropy Cloud, her 2014 role as Co-Chair of National Philanthropy Week, and becoming a recipient of the Outstanding Fundraising Professional Award all speak to her successes as a trusted and renowned fundraising professional.

Those who have worked with Kathleen know her as a fearless leader, someone always willing to step up and help, who always has her door open, and who nurtures a fun and solutions-focused culture among her team.

We wish Kathleen all the best with her new venture, and sincerely thank her for the years of dedication and commitment that she has invested into this organization.