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Office of Advancement



Third Quarter 2011-12 Advancement Results

At the end of each quarter, the Advancement Committee of the Queen's Board of Trustees receives a report from the Office of Advancement that provides an update on our progress against our goals.

Highlights from November 1, 2011 to January 31, 2012 include:


  • Well behind target at this time; however, we remain committed to securing a number of principal gifts of $5 million by late September.
  • Working with the Provost on finalizing Campaign priorities and aligning these with the Academic Plan and the Strategic Research Plan
  • Review underway of Annual Giving program with an April 30, 2012 report deadline
  • Building Development team with an interim appointment in the Faculty of Law and active searches for three senior fundraising positions, a development writer and development coordinator
  • Campaign Strategy Group formed and planning underway

Profile & Awareness

  • Building and resourcing the Communications team to meet Campaign and University objectives
  • Annual report distributed to alumni, institutions, government and others
  • Queen’s had the highest share of voice among the competitive set for this quarter
  • Queen’s had the most print and most broadcast hits among the competitive set for this quarter
  • The Campaign website is under development along with the re-launch and development of the new Queen’s homepage beginning with cross campus stakeholder feedback sessions

Engaging with Stakeholders  

  • Principal Woolf addresses more than 100 Kingston business and community leaders at his annual Community Breakfast on Nov. 9th. The topic, “Limitless opportunity. Abundant challenges. The 21st century university environment”.
  • Queen’s Student Alumni Association’s  Alumni Speaker Event featuring Dr. Drew Feustel, Queen’s PhD’95 and NASA astronaut, draws over 350 students, alumni, faculty, staff, community members and children to Grant Hall on November 17th
  • Queen’s and Ottawa alumni pay tribute to the Honorable Flora Macdonald, LLD’81 at the Agnes Benidickson Award event in Ottawa, Nov 9th
  • Queen’s and Toronto alumni celebrate the contributions of Principal Emeritus Tom Williams at the annual John Orr Award Dinner and Dance on Nov 19th
  • Bell Canada representatives announce the establishment of a world-first Chair in Mental Health and Anti-Stigma Research. Tom O’Neill, Com’67, LLD’05, Chair of the Board, BCE and Bell Canada, announces the $1 million gift to an audience of more than 120 community/ business leaders, students, faculty, staff, advocates and partners in mental health – February 7th .


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For general inquiries about Office of Advancement events and programs, please call our Contact Centre at 1-800-267-7837 (toll free in Canada or the US), or 613-533-2060.