Kathy MacFarlane

Associate Director of Development, MA, CFRE P: 780-465-3500 Ext. 8352
Education
  • Master of Arts in Leadership

My connection to King's goes back through my parents and the memories my mother has of the many meetings around various kitchen tables when The King’s University was just an idea. My parents were early supporters, and my mother served as one of the initial Foundation members. I attended King’s from 1985 -1987 and am a proud alumna with great memories of the friends and professors I met on that 97th Street campus. I also served on the Board of Governors for two terms and am thrilled now to use my skills and gifts to serve as Associate Director of Development.

??After attending King’s, I moved back to my home in Lethbridge where I gained a diploma in Communications and Public Relations at Lethbridge College in 1989. My training in journalism and public relations served me well as I started my career in the non-profit sector. I have held leadership and fundraising roles in various organizations including the Boys’ and Girls’ Club of Lethbridge, Chinook Regional Hospital, Lethbridge College and the University of Lethbridge. In each of these roles, I was able to share my expertise in annual fundraising, major gift fundraising, capital campaigns, and planned giving. I also achieved my designation as a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) in 2002.

After several years of career building, I was craving new inspiration and decided to go back to school. I recently completed a Master of Arts in Leadership through Royal Roads University in June 2016.

When an opportunity to work at King’s arose, I felt that God was inviting me down a new path. In August 2015, I began working for King’s from my home office in Lethbridge. I am grateful to represent King’s as it pursues exciting plans for the future. God is certainly at work through King’s.

In my spare time, I enjoy camping with my husband, reading, writing and photography as well as connecting with family and friends.