Kyla Amrhein

Regional director, major gifts and planned giving, University of Alberta, USA

"Rogare is a platform dedicated to the pursuit of progressive and innovative strategies to further the fundraising profession and to inspire great philanthropy. 

"I am looking forward to the opportunity to contribute to a new, critical dialogue intended to build an increased public trust in fundraising and professional fundraisers. Rogare’s network of like-minded colleagues presents an incredible platform on which to create wide-reaching change.

"To be part of the critical fundraising movement, it is necessary to think past the next visit or the next gift. It is to be thinking larger, beyond that which is currently accepted as the industry standard. Rogare has created a space that incubates this higher level of thinking, and takes it a step further - to the practice of fundraising. I am excited to be a part of this movement!"

Kyla Amrhein has a decade of experience in the development and management of innovative, sustainable programming, specialising in the advancement of stakeholder relationships.She is passionate about creating community and a tradition of philanthropy, built on a foundation of collaborative partnerships and the highest ethical standards. Kyla is a Regional Director of Major Gifts and Planned Giving for the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada. In 2015 she was awarded the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) Rising Star Award for her contributions to university advancement, and the Prix d’Excellence for Best Alumni Initiative from the Canadian Council for the Advancement of Education (CCAE) in 2014. Kyla is completing her master’s degree in Work, Organisation and Leadership from Athabasca University, holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Alberta, and a Certification in Volunteer Administration from the Council for Certification in Volunteer Administration.

Rogare involvement

Special interest groups

  • Ethics
  • Public engagement
  • Innovation
  • Data
  • Regulation
  • Relationship fundraising