The Educating the Engineer of the Future Campaign Team


Nenone Donaldson

Nenone Donaldson

Director of Advancement, Waterloo Engineering
1-519-888-4567 ext. 43696
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Nenone manages the Faculty of Engineering development and alumni teams, while overseeing alumni relations in the California, Seattle, New York, Toronto and Kitchener-Waterloo regions. Professionally fundraising since 1998, Nenone has been with Waterloo Engineering since 2004 and has been instrumental in building the dynamic Waterloo Engineering alumni network while helping to establish significant scholarships and endowment funds for Educating the Engineer of the Future. A mother of two young children, Nenone volunteers in community outreach and also sits on the Board for the Emmanuel at Brighton Daycare.

 Prachi Surti

Prachi Surti

Associate Director, Development & Alumni Affairs,
Waterloo Engineering

1-519-888-4567, ext. 46212
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Prachi holds an MA in Economics from India and joined the Faculty of Engineering with eight years of development experience in both higher education and social profit sector in India, United States and Canada. As a Senior Development Officer, Prachi leads the major gifts strategy and manages alumni relations in Calgary, Ottawa and Southern Ontario. Prachi, who speaks four languages, is an active volunteer with her local Neighbourhood Association, YMCA of Cambridge, Kitchener-Waterloo and Nutrition for Learning.

Josh Bowman

Senior Development Officer, Waterloo Engineering
1-519-888-4567, ext. 41740
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Josh has worked in development for over a decade in Vancouver, New York, Toronto, and now Waterloo as a Senior Development Officer for the Faculty of Engineering. Josh is a UBC graduate, holds a CFRE designation, and considers himself to be a lifelong learner. Josh has raised millions of dollars for the arts, hunger relief, sustainability, and education, most recently managing the call centre program at the University of Guelph. In his spare time, Josh and his wife Laura walk their English bulldog, play music, and perform at comedy shows.


Jill Kennedy

Senior Development Officer, Waterloo Engineering
1-519-888-4567, ext. 48149
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Jill brings over 6 years of development experience to her role within the Faculty where she works directly with Waterloo Engineering alumni and friends in Seattle, Boston and Southern Ontario. A University of Waterloo graduate herself, Jill enjoys connecting with individuals and organizations to advance the work of the Faculty and support its students. Jill is a member of the board of AFP Golden Horseshoe and in her spare time keeps busy exploring the outdoors and the Waterloo Region.

Kelsey Gagnon

Kelsey Gagnon Waterloo Engineering Development Officer

Development Officer, Waterloo Engineering
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Kelsey connects with our Waterloo Engineering alumni, faculty, staff and retirees in South Western Ontario, the GTA, Ottawa, Montreal and Texas. Having worked in development in both Canada and Australia, Kelsey focuses on strengthening relationships and helping our alumni support the Faculty in meaningful ways. A  graduate of Humber College and the University of Ottawa, Kelsey majored in Fundraising Management and International Development & Globalization. In her spare time, Kelsey mentors fellow fundraisers and enjoys baseball, volleyball, rock climbing, snowboarding and archery.

Erin Gillespie

Erin Gillespie

Advancement Operations Manager, Waterloo Engineering
1-519-888-4567, ext. 42974

Erin, with Advancement at the University of Waterloo since 2007,  joined the Faculty of Engineering’s team in 2012. She provides overall administrative and operational support in carrying out activities under the Director’s area of responsibility, manages the administrative functions of the Advancement office, supervises our two administrative staff members and directs the work of our co op students. Erin is CHRP certified with a Human Resources Management Professional designation. She is a member of the Grand Valley Human Resources Professional Association. Erin obtained her BA from Brock University.

 Gosia Brestovacki

Gosia Brestovacki

Gosia Brestovacki, Senior Alumni Officer, Waterloo Engineering
1-519-888-4567, ext. 46838
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Gosia manages the Engineering Alumni Affairs program that serves all graduates of the Faculty of Engineering, including the School of Architecture and the Conrad Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology Centre at the University of Waterloo. She helps create the global network of Waterloo Engineering alumni, fostering their pride in their alma mater, providing alumni with exclusive and educational opportunities, promoting  the success of alumni, as well as to keeping  alumni connected with each other. Gosia speaks two languages fluently while continuing to learn a third. A University of Waterloo graduate, Gosia has worked in the Faculty of Engineering in Alumni Relations since 2003.