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The Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation Board of Trustees is comprised of dedicated volunteers who are recruited from the communities which the Stollery Children’s Hospital serves. Serving as a Trustee on the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation Board is a rewarding and meaningful volunteer experience. As the dedicated fundraising body for the Stollery Children’s Hospital, the Trustees help represent the wishes of over 100,000 annual donors.
The Board is comprised of 22 voting Trustees plus Ex-Officio members. The Board recruits two to three replacements each spring to replace retiring Trustees in June. The appointment process is somewhat delayed this year due to COVID-19.
Trustees serve a three-year term with the option of one renewal term. Trustees attend quarterly Board meetings. In addition, each Trustee participates in a minimum of one committee. Each committee meets quarterly for 2.5 hours. All meetings are in Edmonton; however, participation by phone and video conference is available. It’s estimated that a Trustee can spend between 150 and 300 hours a year volunteering on the Board.
In addition to the Board of Trustee meeting schedule, all Trustees are requested to participate in a minimum of two fundraising events per year, either as a volunteer or participant.
Giving and Fundraising Expectations
The Foundation’s mission is to raise funds, thank people and share the impactful stories resulting from donations that drive excellence at the Stollery Children’s Hospital. As a result, all Trustees are required to help raise funds for the Foundation. They can do this in a number of ways, such as; attend events, introduce potential new donors, leverage connections and help thank donors. Trustees are encouraged to make annual gifts that reflect the Foundation’s fundraising priorities.
For more information on the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation, please visit www.stollerykids.com
The role of the Board of Trustees is to assume the overall stewardship of the Foundation by adopting strategic governance practices, overseeing the Foundation’s affairs and monitoring and assessing the performance and progress of the Foundation’s short- and long-term goals. The Board of Trustees is expected to champion the Foundation’s cause and its goals in the community, and to support the Foundation in soliciting donations for the Stollery Children’s Hospital. While the day-to-day operations are led by the Foundation’s President & CEO, the Board-CEO relationship is a partnership and the appropriate engagement of the Board is both critical and expected.
Strategic Oversight Responsibilities
Fiduciary Oversight Responsibilities
Donor & Volunteer Stewardship
This is an extraordinary opportunity for an individual who is passionate about the Stollery Children’s Hospital, pediatric care and the future of health care for children. Selected Board Trustees will have achieved leadership stature in business, community, government, philanthropy or the non-profit sector. Their accomplishments will allow them to attract other well-qualified, high-performing board members. Previous board leadership is an asset.
Diversity on the Board is a top priority, and the Foundation seeks to reflect community diversity as well as balance business acumen and geographical representation to achieve the Foundation’s vision and mission. Acumen is broken into areas related to expertise, knowledge of industry, and connectivity to the Hospital and Foundation, including past volunteerism.
Specific to the 2020 recruitment process, the Stollery Children’s Hospital is seeking candidates that have experience and demonstrated acumen in the following areas: human resources management, fundraising, government relations and IT. As per the Regional Health Authorities Foundation Regulations that governs the Foundation, all Trustees must have their primary residence in Alberta.