Movers & shakers: who’s hot in 2017?


Selecting the most outstanding fundraisers of 2017 has been no easy task, especially with so many nominations. Here, however, after much consideration, is our pick of the most innovative and inspiring. F&P Editor Lise Taylor reports.


Jo AgnewJo Agnew, Chief Advancement Officer, The University of Western Australia

“The University of Western Australia is my alma mater and I was delighted to have the opportunity to come back to lead the Development and Alumni Relations Team,” Jo Agnew told F&P.

“The University wanted to celebrate its 100-year anniversary by launching the New Century Campaign – its first ever capital campaign. My role was to build the team, develop the campaign, create an alumni engagement portfolio and secure $400 million in donations.”

Approaches, achievements and challenges

When Agnew assumed her role in 2011, the biggest campaign success The University of Western Australia (UWA) could claim was $25 million. Alumni engagement consisted largely of cocktail parties and stewardship was all but non-existent. Six years down the track, everything has…

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