© Herald photo by Tyler Clarke
The Prince Albert SPCAâs 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.
âI like having a job where I know that Iâm going to be making a difference -- where I know that my efforts will go to benefit people, the environment or animals,â she said.
âThey do great things in the community for animal welfare and advocacy, and I know that theyâre just an awesome organization.â
Kennedy brings several yearsâ experience with not-for-profit organizations, most recently as co-ordinator of the South Saskatchewan River Watershed Stewards. She was educated at SIASTâs 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.
âWeâre still looking for funds to complete the shelter,â Samuels said. âWeâd really like to go into it with as little a mortgage as possible.â
They do great things in the community for animal welfare and advocacy, and I know that theyâre just an awesome organization. Nancy Kennedy
Although the new facility has more revenue-generating opportunities than the organizational structure theyâre leaving, a larger building means greater expenses.
Fundraising remains a part of their financial structure, Kennedy said.
She intends on giving their major donors âa little bit of a breakâ after the intensive New Leash on Life Campaign, instead focusing on fundraiser events to help even out the organizationâs books.
The next two big events include the SPCAâs 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, sheâll 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.