Jessica Bell to take Director of Development position at Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island

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VICTORIA, BC Veronica Carroll MBA CFRE, Chief Executive Officer of Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island, welcomes Jessica Bell to the position of Director of Development. “Jessica brings enthusiasm and heart to her work, and we are glad to have her on our team,” says Carroll. “The real winners of bringing Jessica onboard are the children and youth on Vancouver Island and the surrounding islands – having Jessica champion our fundraising efforts means more funds for programs and services to benefit children and families whose lives are impacted by health challenges and disabilities.”

A passionate fundraising professional for the past 15 years, Jessica Bell has maintained a keen focus on health related issues affecting children, families, and seniors in our community. She has worked extensively with philanthropists across Vancouver Island and before her role as Director of Development at Broadmead Care, she led strategic regional fundraising efforts for BC Children’s Hospital Foundation’s Vancouver Island Office and played a significant role in the $200 million fundraising campaign to build a new hospital.

Jessica is well respected in the fundraising community for her professionalism and integrity. Jessica is a member of both the Canadian Association of Gift Planners and the Association of Fundraising Professionals and maintains an active Certified Fund Raising Executive designation. She is the incoming Chair of the 2017 National Philanthropy Day celebrations in Victoria and believes strongly in the impact philanthropy can have in the community.

Formerly known as Queen Alexandra Foundation for Children, Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island 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.