The Advancement team provides a wide range of services to the STA and external communities including:

  • Coordinating the development of STA funding priorities
  • Implementing and coordinating fund development initiatives such as annual appeals, major and planned giving, capital campaigns, and donor recognition and stewardship
  • Assisting donors to fulfill their philanthropic objectives
  • Helping establish and maintain long-term relationships with donors, alumni, and other key stakeholders
Members of the Advancement Committee are volunteers and meet once per month. The team includes:
Kathleen Kischer – Chair
Kathleen is a current parent at the school and a parent to Rudi (Grad 2020), Tommy (Grad 2021) and Evan (Grad 2023)
Sandie Atkinson – Associate Director of Advancement, STA
Sandie is a full-time member of the STA staff in the Advancement Office. Her role includes: communications, public relations, alumni relations, events and development. She has three grads from STA: Jordan (2017), Aidan (2019) and Kaitlan.
Kevin Clarke
Kevin works in the confectionary supply industry and some people know him as the candy man. He is the parent to a current Grade 11 student. Kevin grew up on the Northshore and is a big fan of the team sports, especially teams representing STA.
Alex Jovanovic
Alex works in the forestry industry in procurement, and his skills are especially helpful as we make careful decisions around purchases from the Annual Fund. He is the parent of a Grade 10 student at STA.
Carlyn Sikich

Carlyn is a parent to four STA students, Luca (Grad 2021), Eva (Grad 2022), Dante (Grad 2024) and Mattea (Grad 2026).


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