Meet the Development Office

Jackie Markstrom, CFRE
Development Officer

 Phone: 204-474-9350
Fax: 204-474-7635


Jill Stafford
Development Coordinator

 Phone: 204-474-7381
Fax: 204-474-7635

Jackie has been in the fundraising profession for close to 15 years and has worked at the College since August 2009.  An active volunteer in the community, Jackie is currently the Chair of ImagineAbility Inc, which helps individuals with intellectual disabilities.  She is actively involved in the fundraising profession serving on the Manitoba Round Table of the Canadian Association of Gift Planner as Treasurer and was previously involved with the Association of Fundraising Professionals both locally on the Board and on an international committee.  Since becoming a Certified Fundraising Executive in 2006 she has presented several fundraising modules and is currently the facilitator of the Fundamentals of Fundraising program offered through Red River College, in Winnipeg.



Jill began her fundraising career with a small charity in rural Manitoba. During those years she gained experience in annual fundraising, grant writing, major gifts, campaigns, and special events. Jill joined St John’s College Development team in October 2012 and works in fundraising and Alumni communications. In her home town community of Elm Cree, she volunteers on various boards, groups and charities. She completed the Fundamentals of Fundraising course through Red River Community College in 2010 and the Municipal Administrators Certificate through Extended Education at the University of Manitoba in 2008. In 2012, Jill received the Manitoba Access Awareness Achievement Award for leadership and excellence in the development of new programs for farmers with disabilities.