Shannon Coull, CFRE - President
Shannon is the Executive Director of the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation and is overseeing a $16.5 Million campaign which will result in a new hospital for Picton, Ontario. Before starting her role with PECMHF in June 2018, Shannon was the Director of Leadership Philanthropy for the University Hospitals Kingston Foundation and helped the Foundation to secure over $67 million toward the Extraordinary People, Innovative Health Care campaign. Shannon received her CFRE designation in 2016, is an active volunteer and has played many roles on boards such as the Association of Fundraising Professionals of Southeastern Ontario and the County Clippers Basketball Association. Shannon's career as a fundraiser began in 1986 when she started working in the arts with the McMichael Canadian Art Collection and then the Royal Ontario Museum when she focused on Corporate and Foundation Relations. Shannon began to focus on individual giving as well as corporate and foundation giving in 2006 when she joined the University of Toronto, School of Medicine's development team. In 2008, Shannon and her young family moved to Prince Edward County, where she was retained by Queen's University to help fundraise for the Faculty of Health Sciences and played a significant role in securing funds to help build the new School of Medicine Building, a $77 million initiative that received funding from the Knowledge Infrastructure Program and the balance funded through private donations.
Krista LeClair - Vice Chair & President Elect, National Philanthropy Day Awards Chair
Nikki Beaulieu - Education Chair
Nikki Beaulieu joined the Association of Fundraising Professionals in 2018. She has been part of the United Way of KFLA Team for almost 2 years. Nikki started at United Way KFLA as the Campaign Manager, and will now be assuming the role of Director of Workplace Giving in January 2019. Previously, Nikki worked with a multi-national company as a Territory Manager of Sales.
Nikki has always had a passion for fundraising and philanthropy. She volunteered with the Kingston School of Art as their Marketing and Communications Coordinator, the Canadian Cancer Society’s Relay for Life committee, and was the Ontario Delegate and Board Member for the Council for Continuing Pharmaceutical Education.
Born and raised in the Niagara Region, Nikki holds a B.Sc. (Hons.) and an M.Sc. from McMaster University. Nikki moved to Kingston in 2008 and lives with her husband, and her three children. When she is not with family or working, Nikki spends her spare time at the gym with the Stone City Strength team in east Kingston.
Tim Brown, CFRE - Past President & Every Member Campaign Chair
Adam Say - Treasurer
Marie has been fundraising in Kingston for almost 15 years (over 12 at Queen’s University; the last more than two at St. Lawrence College). Her fundraising career began as the Development Officer for Queen’s Principal and VP (Advancement), developing strategic relationships with the highest level of donors. She was the Major Gift Officer for the $20+ million Queen’s mini campaign that raised funds to develop new outdoor playing fields and refurbish Richardson Stadium. She also secured funding for many of the varsity sport teams. Marie served one year as a Stewardship Officer, developing a five-year plan for the department and creating the first online Annual Donor Report, saving the University thousands of dollars. She spent her final two years at Queen’s as a Gift Planning Officer and had great success marrying her major gift skills with donors interested in supporting the long-term goals of the University.
Shortly after Marie began her career at St. Lawrence College (SLC), the Uncommon Campaign was launched with a $3 million gift from Brit Smith, the largest philanthropic gift received by the College to date. Marie has developed a number of new donor relationships for SLC and re-established others that had been supportive of the College in the past. Along with Marie, the SLC Development team has raised more money than ever in support of their students.
Marie is known for her strong ability to develop long-lasting, mutually rewarding relationships and her natural stewardship skills. She has been a member of the AFP of Southeastern Ontario for over 15 years, and served as the Program Chair and Co-Chair of one of the first National Philanthropy Day events. She is also a member of the Rotary Club of Kingston.
Marie feels honoured and fortunate to serve donors so they can make a difference in their communities in ways that are meaningful to them.