Global Philanthropic announces Joyanne Mitchell has joined the Global team in Alberta as Senior Consultant in the Prairies region, effective immediately. Joyanne is based in Lethbridge, Alberta.
“I’ve had the great pleasure of working with Joyanne for many years as she led the Lethbridge College development team,” said CEO Guy Mallabone. “As a client, she was a creative, smart and hugely successful fundraiser. She brings those and many other highly developed skills in higher education which will serve our clients well.”
With 30 years of experience in the not-for-profit sector, primarily in post-secondary education and community development, Joyanne finds creative ways to turn thoughts into action. She understands that while getting the correct strategy in place is critical, transformation happens at implementation.
Joyanne reported directly to the President at Lethbridge College where she successfully led the largest comprehensive capital campaign in its history, raising $27.8 million for a $25 million campaign. She successfully navigated changes in government and in college leadership.
She played a key role in bringing partners to the table to support the largest Trades and Technologies Facility south of Calgary and for the Collaborative Centre of Excellence (CCE) in Agriculture while doubling the size of college endowments from $6 million to $12 million and exceeding the goal for student awards by 80%.
Joyanne held development roles at the University of Lethbridge, Olds College and the Foothills Foundation. She started her fund development career by spearheading the ‘Happy Trail’ system in High River through her role as Parks Committee, Chair.
She is an alumnus of Red Deer College, a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) and has taught Fundamentals of Fundraising for the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP).
She has been an active member of AFP since 1998, currently serving as Past President and Director of Government Relations for the Alberta South Chapter.
Global Philanthropic Canada is a full-service national fundraising consultancy of highly experienced practitioners. With offices coast to coast and more than 20 Senior Consultants across the country, we deliver professional and affordable executive-level fundraising counsel to organizations of all sizes. Together with our clients, we think, build and lead to create more sustainable organizations.