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
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.