Shannon von Kaldenberg is UBC's new director of development. Von Kaldenberg has an 18-year record in fund raising, strategic planning, human resource development and communications.
Prior to joining UBC, von Kaldenberg was vice-president, Western Region, for Ketchum Canada. She has also served as executive director of the Vancouver Hospital and Health Sciences Centre Foundation, as director of Public and Investor Relations and Chief Donations Officer of Central Capital Corporation, as regional director of the Canadian Red Cross Society (B.C. and Yukon Division), and as director of development with the United Way of the Lower Mainland.
During her term as director of development, United Way raised $17 million annually. The Lower Mainland campaign was the third largest United Way campaign in Canada with more than 5,000 volunteers and 20 full-time staff. Von Kaldenberg is credited with the development of ground-breaking campaign techniques which are now used across Canada and form a key part of basic and advanced fund-raising courses offered by United Way of Canada.
During the course of her career, she has served as national secretary, western regional representative, and national cabinet member of the Association of Health Care Philanthropy, and as a board member of IMAGINE.