Cathy Wellwood - Executive Leadership, 1999
2008 Business Recipient
Mohawk College graduate Cathy Wellwood has a leadership role with Hamilton's largest social service agency. As the Chief Development Officer for Good Shepherd Centre, Cathy generates nearly one-third of the organization's operating revenues through major gift programs, planned giving, direct mail and special events. Good Shepherd is the largest social service agency in Hamilton, with 350 staff serving more than 1,000 people daily.
With Hamilton Health Sciences and St. Joseph's Healthcare in Hamilton, Cathy significantly increased donations and the success of major fundraising initiatives, including a Children's Hospital Telethon, lottery and planned giving program.
Cathy graduated from Mohawk's Executive Leadership Program - Management in the Non-Profit Sector Continuing Education program, applying what she learned in the classroom at night to her fundraising work during the day with St. Joseph's. In addition to leading fundraising initiatives at Good Shepherd Centre, Cathy volunteers extensively in the community, with organizations that include the Salvation Army's Grace Haven home for teenage mothers, Theatre Aquarius, the Council of Catholic Service Organizations, the Hamilton / Burlington SPCA, the Hamilton and District Chamber of Commerce, the Ancaster Figure Skating Club and her local church. Cathy's dedication to community service was recognized with the Little Brothers of the Good Shepherd Award.