Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island Welcomes New CEO

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Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island Welcomes New CEO

Victoria BC – The board of directors at Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Veronica Carroll as new CEO of the Foundation effective September 2016.

With both an MBA in Management Consulting and almost two decades as a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE), Ms. Carroll brings a proven track record of philanthropic leadership to the Foundation. Serving most recently as the Executive Director of the Delta Hospital Foundation and CEO of the Royal Inland Hospital Foundation, Ms. Carroll has over 27 years of experience raising funds for health related charities, environmental causes, and social service agencies. In addition to raising millions of dollars, including a $1.5-million CT-scan campaign and a $3-million intensive care-unit campaign at Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops, and a $7.5 million diagnostic services campaign in Delta, Ms. Carroll is well respected amongst her peers in the philanthropic community.

“We were incredibly impressed by Veronica’s credentials and most importantly her experience and track record as a philanthropic leader,” said Bill Snell, Chair of Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island board of directors. “The board is confident that Veronica will lead our organization to its next level of success with her fundraising expertise and her commitment to working closely with our stakeholders while building our internal capacity for advancement.”

Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island is entering an exciting phase of growth and transformation. Formerly known as Queen Alexandra Foundation for Children, the Foundation has a 90 year history of serving children and youth with disabilities and health challenges on Vancouver Island. Over the 2015/2016 fiscal year, Children’s Health Foundation provided funding for 32 programs in 19 organizations amounting to over $2.2 million dollars invested into programs and services benefiting local island children and youth. The new phase of leadership comes at a time when the Foundation is poised to further increase community impact. “I am excited to deepen relationships with existing community partners that deliver quality programs to ensure ALL children have the opportunity to reach their full potential,” said Ms. Carroll. “I look forward to connecting with our loyal donors who share our passion for children’s health and to working with a high performing team to deliver the Foundation’s mission and vision.”

Media Contacts:

Lenore Kennedy, Interim Communications Manager, Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island

250-519-6722, 250-882-0942 (cell) or Lenore.Kennedy@viha.ca.

About Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island:

Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island is the leading non-governmental funder of children’s health programs on Vancouver Island. The foundation raises and manages funds to invest in community programs and initiatives serving children and youth with disabilities and health challenges. We believe all children deserve to reach their full potential.