Vice-President, Development and Alumni Engagement
Heather McCaw has rejoined her alma mater, the University of British Columbia, to lead its Development and Alumni Engagement (DAE) portfolio, having served previously as the Vice-President of Advancement at the University of Alberta. As UBC’s Vice-President, DAE, Heather leads the development and alumni engagement activities across the university’s two campuses. Over the course of her career, she has been involved in several major campaigns and co-directed UBC’s historic start an evolution fundraising and alumni engagement campaign which raised over $1.6 billion from 2008 through 2015 and actively engaged more than 130,000 alumni in the life of the university.
In addition to 25 years of experience in the post-secondary sector, Heather was vice-president of two associated consulting companies, Give Canada Fundraising Corporation and Spectrum Marketing Corporation. These organizations specialize in securing strategic business partnerships and multimillion-dollar donations on behalf of non-profit clients that have included the United Way of the Lower Mainland, the Rick Hansen Foundation, the universities of Calgary and Victoria, and the Toronto Rehab Foundation. Heather’s volunteer activities have focused on social services, education and disability resources.
Heather has a B.Com from UBC and has worked at UBC for more than 20 years in total throughout her career.