With over 12 years’ experience in the fundraising sector, Rose has an interest and specialty in major and planned gifts. She is particularly inspired by this kind of thoughtful giving and the impact it can have over the long term. What motivates Rose most in her work is connecting with donors, understanding the stories behind their generosity, and assisting in making the gift as meaningful as possible for all involved.
As Major Gifts Officer at the Canadian Cancer Society (CSS) Nova Scotia, Rose was an instrumental part of the campaign team that raised over $12 million in three years for the Daffodil Place capital campaign. While at the CCS, she formalized the Planned Giving program with a focus on recognition and ongoing donor engagement.
Prior to that, Rose was Director of Development at Landmark East School for 8 years where she initiated annual giving, community engagement, signature events, and the School’s first capital campaign to establish the Student Bursary Endowment Fund.
Rose earned a Bachelor of Public Relations from Mount Saint Vincent University and a National Certificate in Fundraising Management. Her prior work experience includes several years in the imprinting industry as a digitizer, freelance illustration, and geriatric recreation therapy. Rose’s son is a musician.