Colette Rees

Colette Rees, Development Director

Colette is a communications, development and fundraising strategist bolstered by an executive marketing track record that includes team leadership, event planning, database analytics, annual appeal execution and story-telling that encourages support and engages stakeholders.

An Emmy award winning producer, she captained the helm of the Creative Services and Promotions departments at both KGW and KATU Television in Portland, Oregon and served as National Vice President of the ABC Television Network Advisory Board.  As a key member of the Leadership Development Team of the National Charity League she developed programming initiatives and trained volunteers across the United States on how to strengthen their organizations to better serve local communities.  And, as a four-time auction chair she enthusiastically rallied an extensive volunteer team to increasing levels of both friendraising and fundraising success, parlaying that experience into her tenure as a professional Development Director for a parish school community in Southwest Portland.

In her role at Mary’s Woods Colette is delighted to work with a team that welcomes residents into the vibrant life of intentional community living and serves residents as they celebrate life and explore their journey of aging.  She is committed to sharing the impact of the good and compassionate work that is done here and invites all into a personal partnership that supports the mission.