shari_2_.jpgShari Slattery is the Fund Development Manager with Canadian Mental Health Association Kelowna Branch (CMHA Kelowna).  Through program funding and annual gifts, CMHA Kelowna raises over $350,000 annually, supporting people of all ages and their families, who experience mental illness and its collateral impact to live their best lives possible. Shari’s passion for bettering the lives of our most vulnerable developed during her 10 year career with the YMCA. Most recently, Shari is the lead fundraiser for CMHA Kelowna working in partnership with the Kelowna General Hospital Foundation to raise $2 million to make Foundry Kelowna a reality.

Richelle.jpgRichelle Leckey is the Community Engagement Coordinator for Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs and has been working in the not-for-profit world for most of her career. Through events, fundraising activities and donor support over $600,000 is raised annually at the Boys and Girls Clubs. Richelle is committed to giving children, youth and families in the Okanagan who need us the most the best chance for a “Great Future”. She believes in the value of working collaboratively with organizations and individuals who are passionate about helping all young people become healthy, successful contributing members of society.

Margo Buckley happily fell into fundraising for the arts sector in 2013 after over a decade long-career in television. First with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra and then Ballet Kelowna, Margo has been dedicated to helping generous donors in our community fulfill their philanthropic journey. Moving to Kelowna in 2016, Margo secured her CFRE and is currently the Fund Development Officer at YMCA of Okanagan. As an avid runner, the YMCA brings another passion for Margo into focus, advocating health and wellness for everyone. 

Shannon.jpgShannon Jolley is one of the founding members of the AFP Okanagan board, having been involved with our chapter since 2013.  She launched the first National Philanthropy Day luncheon in 2015, and facilitates the Annual Giving/First Time Giving module in Kelowna Community Resources’ Fund Development Overview course.  Shannon spent 17 years in for profit sales, marketing and communications before moving her family from Vancouver to Kelowna in 2011, and moving into the non-profit world.  She currently holds the position of Manager, Fundraising & Development for JDRF’s Interior BC Chapter.