Meet the Team

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Anne Kirkpatrick

  Interim Director, Advancement & Alumni and
Interim Executive Director, Okanagan College Foundation
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akirkpatrick@okanagan.bc.ca


  Dawn Douglas
  Executive Assistant, Advancement & Alumni and
Board Secretary, Okanagan College Foundation
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  ddouglas@okanagan.bc.ca 
  Holly Routley
  Development Officer - Major Gifts/Capital Campaign

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  hroutley@okanagan.bc.ca
  Sarah Cherrey
  Alumni Relations Coordinator

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alumni@okanagan.bc.ca
  Richard McAdam   Donations Processor

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  Camille Jensen

  Campaign Marketing & Communications Specialist  4285   cejensen@okanagan.bc.ca
  Suzanne Newton

 

Division Assistant

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snewton@okanagan.bc.ca

  Samantha Blandon
  Campaign Assistant 4836  

sblandon@okanagan.bc.ca




Anne Kirkpatrick, CFRE

Interim Director, Advancement & Alumni
Interim Executive Director, Okanagan College Foundation

Anne joined the Okanagan College Foundation in January 2009 after a twenty year development career in Alberta. She plays a key strategic role in the Major Gifts program at Okanagan College, with a weighting on Planned Giving activities.

Throughout her career, Anne has been an avid supporter of the non-profit sector and is actively engaged with the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) and the Canadian Association of Gift Planners (CAGP). She obtained her fundraising certification (CFRE) in 1999 and has delivered numerous workshops and presentations throughout western Canada.

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Anne Kirkpatrick

 

Dawn Douglas

Executive Assistant, Advancement & Alumni
Board Secretary, Okanagan College Foundation 

An OUC alumna and 20+ year employee of Okanagan College, Dawn is the Executive Assistant to the Director, Advancement & Alumni as well as Board Secretary for the Okanagan College Foundation.  She administers the day-to-day operations of the department, manages the Director's schedule, and coordinates Okanagan College Foundation Board meetings and activities. 

Dawn oversees the Annual Charity Golf Tournament in Kelowna, the 50/50 Staff Lottery program and other events through the year. 


         

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 Dawn Douglas
 Holly Routley

Development Officer -- Major Gifts / Capital Campaign

Holly Routley joined the Advancement & Alumni team in April 2018 as Development Officer - Major Gifts / Capital Campaigns. She plays a key strategic role in the Major Gifts program at Okanagan College, with a weighting on activities related to capital campaigns, including the new Health Sciences Centre on the Kelowna campus.

Holly's professional and volunteer history have uniquely prepared her to promote and advocate health and education in the community. Holly previously worked as a Registered Nurse, as well as developed and delivered effective volunteer leadership programs across Western Canada for the non-profit sector. 

Stepping into funds development professionally, Holly blended these passions to successfully lead the recent rebuild of one of our community’s oldest elementary schools. She looks forward to carrying forth what she has learned into the Health Sciences Centre capital campaign.

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 Holly Routley

Sarah Cherrey

Alumni Relations Coordinator           

Sarah Cherrey provides support for alumni programs, activities and events. Sarah joined Advancement & Alumni in January, 2019 but has been with Okanagan College since 2009.  

During this time, Sarah has worked in a number of departments including Facilities, Business Services and Distance Education.

Sarah is an alumnus of Mohawk College of Applied Arts and Technology and Okanagan College.

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Richard McAdam

Donations Processor

Richard is responsible for the receiving and processing of all donations and revenues generated from award appeals, special events and other fundraising activities for the Okanagan College Foundation and for Alumni Relations.

He maintains award files and ensures the database is updated. Richard works closely with the Finance department and Financial Awards Department. He coordinates special events for Advancement & Alumni, including annual awards receptions and monthly presentations, and assists with other special events.

Richard is an OUC alumnus, earning his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science in 2003, before going on to complete a Master's degree at Dalhousie University in 2006. Richard joined the Advancement team in 2013.

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 Richard McAdam

Camille Jensen

Campaign Communications and Marketing Specialist

Camille is responsible for campaign communications planning, public and media relations, and the creation of website content and other key publications.

Prior to joining Okanagan College, Camille has worked in a number of diverse roles from media, to business consulting, and launching a tech platform.

Camille loves helping people tell their stories. She feels very lucky to share the inspiring stories of students and donors alike, demonstrating first-hand the transformative power of education.

Camille has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, Philosophy and Economics (PPE). 

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 Camille Jensen
 

Suzanne Newton

Division Assistant

Suzanne provides key administrative support for the Advancement & Alumni division, across a wide variety of initiatives, including those of the Okanagan College Foundation. She helps ensure that donor, volunteer, award recipient and alumni records are carefully maintained. In addition, Suzanne supports special events, student award presentations and donor recognition activities.  

In 2017, Suzanne earned her Bachelor of Business Administration in Management from Okanagan College. During her studies, she was a member of Enactus OC, presenting on social community projects across Canada.

She joined the Advancement & Alumni team in December 2018.

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Suzanne
 

Samantha Blandon

Campaign Assistant

Samantha serves as the Campaign Assistant for the Advancement and Alumni office at Okanagan College. Her primary focus is supporting capital campaigns. She is responsible for coordinating meetings for the Campaign Cabinet, events and tours for donors and the community, and supporting the Director and Development Officers.

Prior to joining the Advancement team in 2013, Samantha worked with local societies and non-profit organizations. Her primary responsibilities were to maintain and grow positive relations, and to creatively enhance the service experience.

Samantha earned her Bachelor of Business Administration (with Distinction), with a focus in Finance and Marketing, from Okanagan College in 2013.

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 Samantha Blandon

 



Sarah Cherrey

Alumni Relations Coordinator           

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Sarah Cherrey

Alumni Relations Coordinator           

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Sarah Cherrey

Alumni Relations Coordinator           

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