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The Prince Albert SPCA‚Äôs newly hired marketing/event manager Nancy Kennedy is seen in her temporary office in downtown Prince Albert this week. Kennedy will move in to the new SPCA building on North Industrial Drive as soon as it opens.
Charged with helping keep the financial wheels of the new Prince Albert SPCA facility turning, Nancy Kennedy has been named their marketing/event manager.
‚ÄúI like having a job where I know that I‚Äôm going to be making a difference -- where I know that my efforts will go to benefit people, the environment or animals,‚ÄĚ she said.
‚ÄúThey do great things in the community for animal welfare and advocacy, and I know that they‚Äôre just an awesome organization.‚ÄĚ
Kennedy brings several years‚Äô experience with not-for-profit organizations, most recently as co-ordinator of the South Saskatchewan River Watershed Stewards. She was educated at SIAST‚Äôs Prince Albert Woodland Campus.
Her interest in non-profits coupled with her love of animals in encouraging her to apply for the marketing/event manager position.
Kennedy will pick up where Prince Albert SPCA fund development director Carol Samuels leaves off.
Samuels took over the New Leash on Life Campaign on a one-year contract about a year ago, which has taken on raising funds toward the construction of the new Prince Albert SPCA building on North Industrial Drive.
Staff members are rearing to move into the new building in the near future, although the campaign remains about $150,000 shy of their final goal of $3.2 million.
‚ÄúWe‚Äôre still looking for funds to complete the shelter,‚ÄĚ Samuels said. ‚ÄúWe‚Äôd really like to go into it with as little a mortgage as possible.‚ÄĚ
They do great things in the community for animal welfare and advocacy, and I know that they‚Äôre just an awesome organization. Nancy Kennedy
Although the new facility has more revenue-generating opportunities than the organizational structure they‚Äôre leaving, a larger building means greater expenses.
Fundraising remains a part of their financial structure, Kennedy said.
She intends on giving their major donors ‚Äúa little bit of a break‚ÄĚ after the intensive New Leash on Life Campaign, instead focusing on fundraiser events to help even out the organization‚Äôs books.
The next two big events include the SPCA‚Äôs annual garage sale, from May 8 to 10, and the Fore for Pets Celebrity Golf Tournament on July 16 and 17.
Although Kennedy has joined Samuels at a temporary office in downtown Prince Albert, she‚Äôll be moving into the new Prince Albert SPCA building on North Industrial Drive along with the rest of the staff in the near future.
For more information on fundraising efforts or the Prince Albert SPCA in general, visit their website online at www.princealbertspca.com.