Sibylle Spengler has been elected to succeed Odilo Noti as the new President of Swissfundraising.
Marketing director at Greenpeace Switzerland, Spengler was previously Swissfundraising’s vice president, and takes over the helm from Noti, who held the position for the last eleven years and is head of communication and fundraising at Caritas Switzerland.
Commenting on her appointment, Spengler said:
"Donations play a huge role in enabling civil society to carry out its vital work. I’m both delighted and grateful therefore to be appointed as Swissfundraising’s new president and very much look forward to supporting Switzerland’s fundraisers in my new role.”
The election took place at the Annual General Meeting at the Biovision Foundation in Zurich, attended by 40 members of the association. In addition, Swissfundraising elected Felizitas Dunekamp, managing director of Dunekamp GmbH to take over from Spengler as vice-president, while Alexandra Burgdorf (Fondation Barry) and Andrea Müller (ETH Zurich Foundation) were also elected to the board. They join existing board members Ruth Wagner (one marketing), Susanne Rudolf and Christoph Bitter (Salvation Army) and Vincent Maunoury (Swiss Cancer League).
In her inaugural speech as president, Spengler thanked her predecessor and paid tribute to Odilo Noti's time as president, which saw the Association introduce and implement numerous projects and services, including the Swiss Fundraising Donation and Image Barometer, the annual Donation Supplement and the Direct Mail Panel. Membership of Swissfundraising has also reached 700 as of the end of 2017.