Shelly  has been working in fundraising for over 18 years, with  over 11 years as a leader in fundraising operations. Shelly has helped plan campaigns at several education institutions and has played a leadership role in forecasting revenue, prospect management and prospect research. Prior to joining SHNF, Shelly’s roles included VP, Operations at Royal Ontario Museum Foundation, Director, Advancement Services at Wilfrid Laurier University, Associate Director, Advancement at Perimeter Institute and Director roles for Advancement IT and Prospect Research at the University of Calgary. A lawyer with training in charitable law, employment law, trusts, and human rights, Shelly has a BA Honours from Trent University in Women’s Studies and Classics, her JD from University of Ottawa, and a post-graduate certificate in fundraising and volunteer management from Humber College.