Full Name
Susan Storey
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Speaker Bio
Susan Storey is a highly respected development professional with 25 years’ experience leading some of Canada’s most notable charitable organizations. Her expertise includes strategic planning, leadership of campaigns, major gift programs, annual and community-based development initiatives, sponsorship and corporate giving.

Her current work on behalf of KCI includes strategic counsel for campaigns and studies ranging from start-up to $500 million. In addition, Ms. Storey has led a number of special projects including the creation of multi-year revenue generation plans, fundraising program reviews and strategic plans specific to the development and integration of annual giving, direct marketing, mid-level and major gifts. Ms. Storey has worked with a variety of clients including hospitals, universities, arts organizations and maintains a practice lead with complex multi-level national and international charities.

Prior to joining KCI, Ms. Storey served as Senior Director of Development, National and Ontario for The Kidney Foundation of Canada, where she was responsible for the strategic direction of fundraising activities at the provincial and national levels. While there, she helped define a roadmap to sustainability through the development and implementation of an overall solicitation program with targeted strategies based on substantial background research on corporate, foundation and individual donor interests. Ms. Storey also was the Chief Development Officer of the Alzheimer Society where she undertook a three phase capacity assessment for the national and provincial level and worked with the Society’s 40+ chapters at the community level.

On behalf of the Canada Diabetes Association, in the role of Director of Development, Western Canada, Ms. Storey directed a team of 25 staff in the planning and implementation of fundraising operations across Western Canada. Together, the team raised in excess of $10 million annually through a diversified and comprehensive development strategy. During her tenure, the Association placed a priority on the creation of a major gift program and realigned employee and volunteer resources to expand this priority area of the fundraising plan and improve the integration and outcomes of annual giving efforts to support it.

Committed to the betterment of her community, Ms. Storey has donated her time to such notable organizations as the Canadian Centre for Child Protection and Healthpartners. Ms. Storey holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Winnipeg and is a Certified Fund Raising Executive. She is active with the Association of Fundraising Professionals and sits on the AFP Global Board and is current Chair of the AFP Canada Foundation.
Susan Storey