Pamela Shanks joins Niagara Health Foundation as new Director of Development

June 11, 2020

Pamela Shanks joins Niagara Health Foundation as new Director of Development

Niagara Health Foundation is excited to announce that Pamela Shanks will be joining the Foundation as the new Director of Development. Shanks begins her duties on June 15, 2020, and will oversee the development team at the Foundation. She will provide strategic leadership for the fundraising team as they strive to support high-quality patient-care at Niagara Health.

Pam brings over 30 years of fundraising and non-profit experience. Pam was the former Executive Director of Development and Alumni Relations at Brock University, where she sustained ongoing giving and strengthened relationships with community stakeholders.
Pam has also served as the Executive Director of Advancement at Holy Trinity School (Richmond Hill), Executive Director of Development at Ryerson University, and Executive Director of Development and Alumni Relations at York University.

She is a leader and founder of professional fundraising organizations, most notably with the Association of Fundraising Professionals in Calgary and Toronto.

“Pam brings a strong track record and considerable experience to the Foundation. She is a leader in the fundraising field, and we look forward to having her join our team,” Vita Gauley, Niagara Health Foundation, Chair of the Board.

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To learn more about the Foundations fundraising efforts, please visit &
For more information on the Director of Development role or Foundation information, please contact: Chris Green, Director of Communications, Marketing & Community Engagement (

Pam Shanks will start with the Foundation on June 15, 2020.  Pam’s email will be active on this date and will be (
The Foundation supports all five Niagara Health sites, including Douglas Memorial, Greater Niagara General, Port Colborne, St. Catharine’s, and Welland, which provide care for over 450,000 residents across the 12 municipalities of the Regional Municipality of Niagara. The Niagara Health Foundation raises funds through direct fundraising, signature events, annual giving programs, legacy gifts, granting organizations, community events and corporate partnerships.

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