Jun 14, 2010

New Executive Director of College Advancement Appointed

Langara College announces the appointment of Peggy MacDonald as its new Executive Director of College Advancement. MacDonald will be responsible for the overall direction and execution of fund development activities.  She will work to raise Langara College’s charitable profile and promote philanthropic giving opportunities.

“Peggy is a great addition to the Langara team,” said Dr. David Ross, president of Langara College.  “Her passion for education and wealth of experience in fundraising in the post-secondary environment will enable us to develop and nurture new donors, strengthen our relationship with alumni and current students, and align our fundraising strategies and programs with Langara’s strategic goals.”

MacDonald has a Master of Business Administration from the University of Regina, Bachelor of Arts from the University of Alberta, as well as CFRE (Certified Fund Raising Executive) Certification. She has previously provided fundraising leadership at UBC’s Sauder School of Business, Red Deer College, the University of Regina, and the United Way of Regina.

“The goal is to develop a strong network of resources to help Langara thrive,” said MacDonald. “I am excited about working with the College leadership to build a constituency of support that will enable us to achieve excellence.

“Fundraising in a post-secondary environment is about providing resources to ensure a margin of success. Tuition and government funding ensure the basics, but for an institution to truly achieve excellence – in terms of the physical campus, athletics programming, curriculum development, library resources, or research – we need community investment.”

Langara College, located in beautiful Vancouver, BC, Canada, provides University, Career, and Continuing Studies programs and courses to more than 20,000 students annually. The College’s expansive academic breadth and depth allows students to choose their own educational path. The College offers three bachelor’s degrees as well as a comprehensive variety of diplomas, certificates, and citations.

Media contact:
Ian Humphreys
Director, Communications & Marketing Services
Langara College