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New Director of Development

Providence College and Seminary is pleased to announce that Margaret Schonewille of Kenora, ON, has accepted the position as Director of Development starting in March 2010.

Margaret comes to Providence with extensive experience in banking, along with experience in operating her own business in Accounts Receivable and Collections in order to assist small businesses in rural communities in collecting delinquent accounts. Most recently, Margaret had the privilege to work with the Alzheimer Society of Kenora/Rainy River Districts. She served as a Board Member for four years and as their Executive Director for the past eleven years. In her role as Executive Director she was responsible for all operational areas including Accounting, Fund Development, Volunteerism, Marketing, Public Relations and Human Resources.

“My husband, Dick, was one of the first students to attend Providence in its Otterburne location in the 70s,” said Margaret when explaining her connection to Providence. “Dick often shared the wonderful memories of his experiences at this great school, the friends he made, the work he did to put himself through, and the impact the school made in his life.

“A number of years later, our daughter, Janet, followed in her dad’s footsteps by attending as well. Janet graduated in 2000 from Providence with her Bachelor of Social Sciences. She then went to Brandon University to get her Bachelor of General Studies and her Bachelor of Education. In May she will be graduating with her Masters from Brandon U. Our son is a Correctional Officer in Peace River, Alberta.”

Margaret is originally from Toronto, but she refers to Manitoba as her second home. After living in Manitoba for a few years, while Dick was a pastor at Bible Baptist Church in Portage la Prairie, they had always planned—and are now excited—to return.

A self-described “team player”, Margaret is looking forward to working as a team player with all who have lead in the growth of Providence to date.

“When I think of the position of Director of Development, I think of a carpenter’s workshop,” said Margaret. “Much work is done by many before the product is ready to be admired by others. I look forward to the challenges in the ‘workshop’ of Providence College and Seminary, and with everyone’s help, we’ll continue to see great things happen.”

Margaret’s other interests and pastimes are her family (Dick, her husband, and their grown children Janet and Brian), her dogs (Shadow, Sam & Buddy), and her love for local and international travel.

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