Angela Chapman

VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation is delighted to announce that internal candidate and the Foundation’s current Chief Development Officer, Angela Chapman, has been appointed as the Foundation’s next President & CEO, effective January 1, 2020. The appointment was confirmed by a unanimous vote of the Foundation’s Board of Directors.

Vancouver native Angela has over 25 years of fundraising experience, acquired building philanthropic programs right here in Canada, and across the globe in Australia and Singapore. At the National University of Singapore, she led the creation of Asia’s first billion-dollar campaign. Angela joined the Foundation in 2013 as Senior Vice President of Philanthropy and has helped build a diverse and talented team that has implemented a new theme-based fundraising model — more than doubling our annual philanthropic revenues.

Other major achievements under Angela’s strategic leadership — working closely with the Foundation’s philanthropic partner Vancouver Coastal Health and the Foundation staff team — include development of our largest ever $60M Future of Surgery campaign and the evolution of demographically-targeted fundraising. Our Foundation’s current average annual revenue is $100 million, making us one of the top five revenue producing health care foundations in Canada.

Angela says, “I am honoured and thrilled to become the Foundation’s next President & CEO, working with our exceptional staff team and partnering with donors and health care leaders across Vancouver Coastal Health. As our Foundation enters its 5th decade there is much to celebrate as we continue advancing the most specialized care for all British Columbians.”

Smooth transition and looking to the future

Christina Anthony, Chair of the Foundation’s Board of Directors, said, “Barbara and Angela will work together until the end of the year, to ensure a smooth transition for staff, volunteers, donors and our VCH partners. The VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation’s Board and staff team all join me in wishing Barbara the very best in her next professional endeavour. We are so grateful for all that has been achieved under her leadership to positively impact health care in British Columbia.”

Grantham said: “Leading VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation has been my deepest honour and privilege. I am delighted to hand the mantle to Angela who I am proud to have worked alongside for the last six years connecting the power of philanthropy with the power of health care innovation.”

Anthony concludes, “As we look to the Foundation’s future, the Board is confident that Angela, alongside all our of donors, supporters, health care partners and friends, will continue our success in philanthropic excellence in pursuit of our vital mission: Inspiring donors. Transforming health care. Saving lives.”