Kristin Morrison appointed assistant vice-president of development

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Jeff O’Hagan, vice-president advancement, issues the following announcement:

I am very pleased to announce that the search for a new Assistant Vice-President, Development has reached a successful conclusion.

Kristin Morrison

After an extensive international search that attracted a number of excellent candidates, I am delighted that Kristin Morrison has accepted my invitation to take on this important position.

Kristin is an outstanding advancement professional with more than 20 years of experience who has served as the Acting Assistant Vice-President since January 2017. She came to York in January 2016 to serve as Director of Major Gifts.

Kristin has broad advancement experience with a focus on major gift fundraising, campaigns, and annual and planned giving. From 2008 to 2016, Kristin served as Campaign Director with Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation (TGWHF) where she led the successful fundraising efforts for a number of medical departments.

Prior to TGWHF, Kristin worked for Ketchum Canada Inc. from 2002 to 2008 as a Consultant and Campaign Director. In this role, she was a fundraising and campaign consultant for numerous organizations including Ryerson University, Laurentian University, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Milton District Hospital, and Huntsville District Memorial Hospital.

Earlier, Kristin worked for the St. Joseph Health Care Foundation in London, Ontario as a Major Gift Officer and Development Officer, and served as the Supervisor of a Joint Venture Call Centre for two hospital foundations in London. Kristin began her fundraising career at Queen’s University, where she worked as a student caller.

Kristin is a graduate of Queen’s University and achieved her CFRE designation in 2014.

I look forward to Kristin’s leadership in supporting our efforts to meet and exceed our $500 million fundraising goal for Impact – The Campaign for York University.

Please join me in congratulating Kristin on taking on this important role.