Project Description

CarterBaldwin Executive Search, together with Trinity Western University, is pleased to announce that Ann Barnard Ball has been named the University’s next Senior Vice President of Advancement.

The greater part of Ann’s 20-plus years in the realm of charitable giving and philanthropy has been in service to faith-based Christian organizations. Bringing strengths in fundraising, team management, and strategic leadership, she joins TWU from New Hope Community Services, where she has served as Executive Director since 2019. During her tenure at New Hope, Ann launched a $4-million campaign and more than doubled the number of investors for the organization’s work. Prior to New Hope, Ann was the Chief Development Officer for Blue Sea Foundation, where she successfully led three national events each year, raising over $10 million for Canadian charities.

Previously, Ann served as Executive Director of Advancement at Power to Change, managing a team of 40 staff and contributing actively as a member of the executive leadership team. Prior to this, Ann held the position of Chief Development Officer for Yonge Street Mission, where she nurtured key donor relationships and successfully completed a $10-million capital campaign. Her journey into advancement work started at Children’s Aid Foundation, where she became Executive Director, leading strategy and day-to-day operations for advancing support of child welfare across Canada. She has also managed the Tyndale Foundation and held a communications role with the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada.

“Ann’s passion for the global impact of Christian higher education is compelling. I am thrilled that an international search by CarterBaldwin resulted in Ann’s commitment to serve Christ here at Trinity Western,” said Dr. Mark Husbands, President, TWU. “Her leadership acumen, warm and gracious personality, intelligence, and proven ability to build and nurture effective teams will be tremendous assets to both TWU and our Executive Leadership Team.”

Ann earned a BS in environmental science and political science from Wilfrid Laurier University and is working toward a master’s degree in urban studies at Simon Fraser University.