If you or a loved one has come through our doors, you know why a third of British Columbians rely on Royal Columbian Hospital for critical care.
We are the only hospital in BC with trauma, cardiac, neurosciences, high-risk maternity and neonatal intensive care on one site. We look after some of the most seriously ill and injured patients. In addition, we are a teaching hospital and a UBC Clinical Academic Campus.
We do it with the support of donors like you.
Building on a strong tradition of caring and community support, Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation (RCHF) was established in 1978 to raise funds for the hospital’s first CT Scanner. For more than thirty years, the mission of RCHF has been to raise money to help the hospital save lives, restore health and provide comfort to seriously injured and ill patients of all ages.
Today, RCHF is an independent charitable organization that raises millions of dollars each year to fund major projects, priority equipment needs, facility enhancements, research, education and innovation at RCH.
Thousands of individuals, businesses, community groups and foundations in surrounding communities and across the region provide generous support to help RCHF achieve its vision — to inspire giving and grow funding so patients have access to the best in health care at Royal Columbian Hospital.
Charitable Registration Number: 11912 8866 RR0001
Legal name: Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation
The 2017-2018 Foundation Board
Our board is made up of a committed team of volunteers, who help build public support for Royal Columbian Hospital.
- Doug Eveneshen, Chair
Doug Eveneshen is the President & CEO of Community Savings Credit Union – a mid-sized credit union with branches in the lower mainland and Victoria. He is a Chartered Professional Accountant / Certified General Accountant and has an Executive MBA from Simon Fraser University. Doug has held senior management positions in retail and commercial lending, corporate cash management and treasury sales with major financial institutions throughout British Columbia and Alberta.
- Meldy Harris, Vice-Chair
Meldy Harris is a former teacher and political strategist. For the last 25 years she has worked as a Certified Financial Planner at Sun Life of Canada. Meldy is also a Chartered Financial Consultant in retirement and estate planning, pensions and group benefits, and insurance. She is also a Certified Professional Consultant on Aging.
- Steve Osachoff, Treasurer
Steve Osachoff joined RBC Dominion Securities in 2003. He is also a Fellow of the Canadian Securities Institute (FCSI), a Financial Management Advisor (FMA), a Canadian Investment Manager (CIM), and has a certificate in Advanced Investment Advice.
- Colin Galinski, Secretary
Colin Galinski practices law through his firm, Galinski Pension and Benefits Law Corporation, providing pension and benefits legal services to plan sponsors, administrators, boards of trustees, labour & employment counsel, bargaining agents, and individuals. Colin is a frequent speaker and writer about legal issues.
- Jeff Norris, Foundation President and CEO
Jeff Norris is President and CEO of Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation. His career in non-profit organizations spans two decades and includes experience in health care and post-secondary sectors. In 2013, Jeff was recognized by Business in Vancouver with a “Forty Under 40” Award. He is the recipient of the 2014 Giving Hearts Award for Outstanding Professional Fundraiser by the Vancouver chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.
- Dr. Sukh Brar
Dr. Sukh Brar is an Anesthesiologist and Cardiac Intensive Care Physician at Royal Columbian Hospital, as well as Past-President of the BC Anesthesiologists’ Society. Dr. Brar can be found in the operating room during complex surgical procedures or on the floor of the Cardiac Services Intensive Care Unit to ensure patients get healthier before they can return home to their loved ones. Dr. Brar has helped lead efforts to better manage the supply of blood for critical transfusions as Chair of the hospital’s Blood Conservation Working Group, and he has been the local lead on a Canada-wide trial aiming to revolutionize the management of bleeding in cardiac surgery patients.
- Frank Butzelaar
Frank Butzelaar is CEO of Seaspan ULC. He has been with the Washington Companies since 1993. He previously was the President and CEO of Southern Railway of British Columbia. Frank’s three daughters were born at Royal Columbian Hospital.
- Tom Corsie
Tom Corsie is the Vice President of Real Estate at the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority and is responsible for all matters pertaining to real estate management, engineering, asset maintenance and Canada Place. Tom attended school in his native New Westminster, followed by Simon Fraser University and Douglas College. He has been awarded the designation of Professional Port Manager by the American Association of Port Authorities.
- Larry Kozak
Larry Kozak is Vice President, Business Development with Molecular You Corp. He lives in Vancouver and has also served on the Vancouver General Hospital and the BC Children’s Hospital Foundations.
- Farid Rohani
Farid Rohani is the immediate past Chair of the Laurier Institution. During his tenure, he established the Ethics and Human Rights lecture, expanded the M.K. Wong Lecture Series (CBC Radio). He also established Canada’s first Indigenous speaker series at Vancouver Island University.
He has served on the Royal Canadian Mountain Police (E-Division) Diversity Advisory Committee, and on the Steering Committee of the Vancouver Dialogues Project. He has been honored with the British Columbia Multicultural Award (2011), the British Columbia Regiment Commanding Officer’s Commendation (2014), and has been recognized as a Georgia Straight Cultural Navigator (2013).
Farid publishes widely on immigration, diversity and ethics. He also manages his family’s Vancouver-based development and real estate holding company.
- Dr. William Siu, MD, FRCPC
Dr. William Siu is a radiologist with a subspecialty in neuro and interventional radiology. After completing medical school at University of British Columbia in 1994, he spent a year at Royal Columbian Hospital as an intern and was impressed by the collegial and “can do” atmosphere at RCH. After completing his radiology residency and fellowship subspecialty training at UBC, he was fortunate to return to RCH in 2000 as a staff radiologist.
- Norm Taylor
Norm Taylor is Executive Vice President & Managing Director of CBRE Vancouver & Victoria. Born and raised in Toronto, Norm moved to attend the University of British Columbia where he graduated with a BA in 1995, after which he began to work in real estate. Norm lives in North Vancouver with his wife, and together they have three children and a dog.
- Rana Vig
Rana Vig is an entrepreneur who has 30 years of business experience, during which time he has helped to launch five business ventures in private industry. In 2010, Rana became involved in publicly traded companies – first as the Executive Vice President at RTN Stealth Software Inc., then as president of Musgrove Minerals Corp, and in 2013, as Chairman and CEO of TSX listed Continental Precious Minerals. Rana is a former chair of British Columbia’s Open Learning Agency, and continues to serve on public company boards and committees.
Thank you for your interest in Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation.
Development Officer, Sponsorship & Special Event
(Full-Time Contract to March 2018, Full-Time Permanent effective April 2018)
Overview of the Position:
As a regional referral centre for cardiac, trauma, neurosciences, high-risk maternity and neonatal intensive care serving a population equal to 1 in 3 British Columbians, Royal Columbian Hospital plays an integral role in caring for many of our province’s sickest and most critically injured. No other centre in BC offers our scope of services, delivered at such a high level.
The successful candidate will have demonstrated success in corporate gift fundraising and executing events. This position is responsible for strategizing, soliciting and stewarding sponsorship relationships for our signature campaign and event, demonstrating exceptional abilities in donor engagement and solicitation. The candidate will help develop the vision for a successful integrated sponsorship program that positions Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation as a preferred charity of choice for major corporations, businesses and community partners. In addition, this position will facilitate event conceptualization, logistics and implementation of the signature campaign and gala. Upon successful completion of the contract, the candidate will be offered a full-time continuing position with the Foundation.
Reports to: Director of Development
• Obtains substantial event sponsorships for the RCHF signature campaign and gala valued between $2,500 and $10,000
• Manages an assigned portfolio of corporate partners, sponsors and donors
• Identifies and cultivates new corporate prospects
• Develops proposals and delivers presentations
• Ensures database is maintained with the assigned prospects and partners/donors
• Works collaboratively with all Foundation staff to develop proposal ideas and implement viable recognition benefits
• Supports and attends donor events and external events to cultivate and steward relationships
• Tracks sponsorship income and ensures sponsor agreements & recognition are correctly implemented
• Supports creating an organizational sponsorship plan for all internal events
• Works collaboratively and creatively with the Annual Giving Team, Major Giving Team and other Foundation staff
• Undertakes and implements event planning and logistics, including registration processes, venue space allocation, event statistics and reports, audiovisual, catering, venue liaison and contracts
• Leads event fundraising strategy, including sponsorship, registration, auction, fund-a-need, gift-in-kind, and other fundraising initiatives
• Oversees volunteer event committees, including recruitment, orientation and management; attend all meetings and provide support, as required
• Manages special event contractors and external relationships, including graphic designer, event production, and venue
• Provides phone and email support for event registrations and sponsors
• Plans and manages registration desk and event staffing, including volunteers
• Coordinates and trouble-shoots events on-site
• Supports data entry of contacts and organizational data
• Works with the Director of Development on annual planning, budgeting and goal setting for the signature campaign and event, including strategically growing the signature events revenue targets annually
• Effectively manages event budget and monthly forecasts, and ensure budgets are on target
• Works with Marketing and Communications to drive event theme and storytelling, deliver key event collateral, digital, media relations and other promotional activities
Education, Skills, and Experience:
• 3-4 years of demonstrated experience in managing and marketing large events
• Demonstrated ability and experience in securing annual and multi-year sponsorships
• Project and time management skills and experience
• Excellent communication skills and attention to detail
• Ability to take initiative and work independently as well as in a team
• Strong software skills including Microsoft Word, Excel and CRM databases
• Driver’s Licence and access to a vehicle
• Ability to work evenings and weekends, as required
• Ability to lift and/or move up to 25 pounds
• Post-secondary education or certification in event planning and/or business would be an asset
Contract Dates: September to March 2018
Upon successful completion of the contract, the candidate will be offered the position as a continuing employee.
Applications: Deadline to apply is Monday, July 24, 2017.
Please send resume and cover letter to the attention of:
Director of Development, Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation
We thank all candidates for their interest but will only contact individuals that are shortlisted.