Jolene Livingston founded Bespoke Consulting after 15 years of working in non-profit fundraising strategy and management. Her reputation as a high-performance leader has attracted clients across the country.
She builds on a decade of experience as a member of the Development Leadership Team at the University of Calgary, where she and her colleagues were responsible for leading a team of nearly 100 to deliver an annual $100+ million fundraising strategy. She designed and delivered campaigns for the $60 million Schulich School of Engineering’s expansion, the $40 million Taylor Family Institute for Teaching and Learning and the $25 million Werklund School of Education.
Jolene has worked within a diversity of non- and for-profit organizations in major gifts and planned giving, event operations and public relations. Before discovering her passion for the non-profit sector, she was a professional figure skater for Disney on Ice.
Jolene is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and sits on the board of directors for Carya (formerly Calgary Family Services.) She attended Ryerson University.