POGO Welcomes New CDO, Shannon Caskey

POGO is pleased to welcome Shannon Caskey as our new Chief Development Officer, with oversight for POGO’s fundraising and communications teams, starting April 1, 2024. Shannon succeeds Lynn Wilson who retired from POGO in March and whose outstanding leadership helped raise millions of dollars that have impacted and benefited childhood cancer care in Ontario.

Shannon is a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) who was recently awarded as Best Individual Fundraising Professional by Charity Village. She holds a graduate certificate in Corporate Communications, an Honours BA in English Language & Literature and has work experience at SickKids Foundation, Right to Play Canada and True Patriot Love Foundation.

For the past six years Shannon has served as the inaugural Director of Development at The Darling Home for Kids, where she established an excellent team and developed their fundraising strategy, resulting in significant growth in donors and doubling annual revenue. Shannon was the overall lead on the strategy and execution of The Embrace Campaign, the organization’s largest capital campaign in its history. 

Having worked predominantly in organizations supporting children, Shannon is excited to bring her development expertise to her new role at POGO: “To step into the role of POGO’s Chief Development Officer is a true honour. I have long admired the accomplishments of the organization in their mission to achieve the best childhood cancer care system for everyone affected. I look forward to working with the amazing POGO team, donors, volunteers and supporters to continue making an impact to help ensure access to the best care our province can provide.”

Please join us in extending a warm welcome to Shannon.

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