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Sydney River, Nova Scotia

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in Calgary

Thérèse's Story

Thérèse Takacs joined St. Mary’s University in Calgary, Alberta on November 3rd as Vice President, Advancement.

As a senior fund development professional with 20 years of experience, Thérèse has developed and led comprehensive fundraising plans and campaigns that have resulted in private industry, philanthropic and foundation support totaling more than $90 million.

Her proven expertise in strategic planning, budget management, sponsorship, campaigns, major and annual gifts, and stewardship is blended with strong public relations abilities. Thérèse has experience in all aspects of fund development, from prospect identification and cultivation through solicitation and stewardship, and an extensive professional network that enables her to deliver results and build long-term relationships.


Thérèse is a member of Team Calgary, Calgary Economic Development’s corporate partnership program. Team Calgary engages visionary business leaders to shape the future of Calgary.

Why Calgary?

"Calgarians are welcoming, entrepreneurial, resilient, authentic and generous! The business and philanthropic community in particular,  are examples of exceptional strength, wonderful practice, and leadership.  

I’m proud to have made Calgary my home!"

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