Kellie O’Sullivan

From the Myth Smashers: Do donors really love having a brick with their name on it?

by Kellie O’Sullivan

When it comes to capital campaigns, 2022 Myth Smashers winner Kellie O’Sullivan isn’t sure putting your donor’s name on a brick is strictly necessary. She thinks it’s less about the brick and mortar or the physical building – and more about ‘building’ a legacy that lays the foundations of community, connection, and collaboration.

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Kellie O Sullivan

Kellie O’Sullivan has 12 years’ experience in communications, public relations and fundraising across the corporate communication and fundraising sectors. Kellie is passionate about helping improve the lives of others and working in organisations dedicated to delivering opportunities and positive outcomes for the community. Kellie is currently the Internal Communications Adviser for the Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle. At the time of writing her Myth Smashers presentation, Kellie was the Development Coordinator at the University of Newcastle, where she project managed and led alumni and stakeholder engagement, as well as fundraising initiatives to deliver the Alumni House project.