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Children's Health Foundation - President & CEO


Children’s Health Foundation is dedicated to raising and granting funds to support Children’s Hospital at London Health Sciences Centre, Thames Valley Children's Centre and Children’s Health Research Institute. Since 1922, funds raised have helped deliver exceptional care and support for children and their families by providing specialized paediatric care, equipment, education programs, therapy, rehabilitation services and research.


Inspiring our community to help save and improve our kids' lives.


We mobilize our community to support excellence in health care, rehabilitation and research for our children and their families. 

Commitment to Donors

Every donation to Children’s Health Foundation is important. We are committed to raising money for Children’s Hospital, Thames Valley Children's Centre and Children’s Health Research Institute in the most effective and efficient manner possible.


  • The President and CEO has overall responsibility for the success of the Foundation and specifically to:
  • Lead the vision for success of the Foundation.
  • Promote and secure philanthropic support for children’s health care, research and rehabilitation services.
  • Create, execute and update the Strategic Plan. Create and manage a team of staff professionals.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with Children’s Hospital at London Health Sciences Centre, Children’s Health Research Institute, Thames Valley Children’s Centre, London Health Sciences Centre and Lawson Health Research Institute staff for the purpose of developing compelling cases for support in order to raise funds and awareness for Children’s Hospital at LHSC, Children’s Health Research Institute and Thames Valley Children’s Centre.
  • Position Children’s Hospital, Children’s Health Research Institute and Thames Valley Children’s Centre in London, the region and nationally.
  • Represent the Foundation on the Canadian Children’s Hospital Executives Council and other senior sector related bodies.
  • Ensure that the Children’s Miracle Network is effectively branded in order to raise funds and awareness.


Provides Senior Leadership in the Following Areas:

  • Execution of the Mission, Vision, Values of the Foundation
  • Ensures the triad as established by the Board of Directors, is understood, acted upon and permeates the culture of the organization.
  • Creation and Execution of the Strategic Plan
  • Creates the Strategic Plan in conjunction with senior volunteers and staff.
  • Ensures the Strategic Plan’s full execution through the CHF planning process. 
  • Ensures the Strategic Plan is kept current.

Development and Fundraising

  • Positions CHF as a significant fundraising not-for-profit organization dedicated to raising revenue for children’s health care, research and rehabilitation services.
  • Develops and executes diverse strategies and tactics for all fundraising initiatives, including major gifts, annual giving and legacy planning, to meet current and future children’s health care, research and rehabilitation needs.
  • Ensures that the Cases for Support are compelling and meets the overall vision and mission of the Foundation, CH, CHRI and TVCC.
  • Continues to grow total annual revenue to meet annual grant requirements for CH, CHRI and TVCC.
  • Manages a top tier portfolio of prospects and donors.
  • Constantly assesses fundraising activities and practices and adjusts accordingly to meet current and emerging financial needs.
  • Ensures that Children’s Miracle Network fundraising efforts are effective in order to increase annual revenue.

Staff Management

  • Recruits, develops and evaluates a pro-active, energized staff team of professionals to carry out the vision and mission of the Foundation.
  • Guides direct reports and oversees all staff activities.
  • Provides leadership to staff regarding the creation and implementation of the Strategic Plan.
  • Ensures that staff goals and objectives are clearly focused in order to achieve the successful implementation of the Strategic Plan.
  • Serves as the Foundation’s chief human resource officer, supervising all staff, ensuring appropriate orientation and training, performance evaluation and feedback including dismissal or promotion, as appropriate, identifying the need for and ensuring the provision of professional development opportunities, administering compensation strategies and ensuring position descriptions are current.
  • Ensures that the established performance management system is current and relevant.

Board, Ambassadors’ Council, Committee and Work Team Development

  • Coaches Board of Directors, Ambassadors’ Council, Committee and Work Team Chairs, and key volunteers in their identified responsibilities with the Foundation.
  • In partnership with the Nominating Committee, recruits a Board of Directors committed to carrying out the mission of the Foundation, ensuring appropriate succession planning and strategy setting occurs.
  • Works in partnership with the Chair to develop an effective working Board of Directors.
  • Identifies the need for change and provides leadership for the transition process.
  • Develops, implements and keeps the Foundation’s Strategic Plan current in conjunction with senior volunteers.
  • Identifies annual priorities for Board consideration.
  • Serves as the primary staff resource to the Board of Directors, Executive, and Nominating Committees and is a resource to all other Standing Committees and Work Teams.
  • Provides the Board with monthly unaudited financial statements and analysis. 
  • Serves as the Secretary (non-voting) of the Board of Directors.
  • Serves as an ex-officio (non-voting) member on all Standing Committees and Work Teams.

Foundation Operations

  • Develops, manages and administers the Foundation budget as approved by the Board of Directors.
  • Develops policies for Board consideration and ensures organizational compliance to the policies and guidelines.
  • Oversees the annual audit process.
  • Ensures the Foundation’s operations, including information technology systems, are current and effective.

Establishment and Maintenance of Relationships

  • Develops and maintains a strong working relationship with the leadership staff of CH, CHRI, LHSC, LHRI, TVCC and Western University in order to profile the Hospital, Research Institute and Rehabilitation Centre and develop communication strategies which ultimately assist with the Foundation’s fundraising endeavours.
  • Serves on the Canadian Children’s Hospital/Health Foundations’ Executives Committee.
  • Represents CHF on appropriate provincial/national Committees relating to philanthropy and/or children’s health care and research matters.
  • Serves on appropriate CH/LHSC/CHRI/LHRI Committees to ensure CHF interests are represented.
  • Represents CHF on TVCC Board of Directors when requested. 
  • Ensures an effective working relationship with the media.

Community Presence

  • Be visible in the community as a philanthropic leader.
  • Foster relationships with key fundraising partners in London and surrounding communities.
  • Works closely with the London Health Sciences Foundation and St. Joseph’s Health Care Foundation CEO colleagues.
  • Along with the Board Chair, is the public face of the Foundation.


Knowledge and Experience

  • Graduation from University in philanthropy, social sciences, volunteer administration or equivalent with a combination of education and experience.
  • Knowledge and experience within the not- for-profit and social services organizations.
  • Knowledge of basic principles of accounting and financial management.
  • Knowledge of computer system terminology and principles of managing computer applications.
  • Knowledge and experience with planning and implementing large scale projects.
  • Knowledge and experience with establishing corporate relationships.
  • Knowledge and experience with the Strategic Planning process.
  • Knowledge and experience with all aspects of key proven fundraising practices including contemporary fundraising strategies related to major gifts, corporate partnerships, gift planning, annual fundraising and foundation grants.
  • Knowledge and experience with human resources principles and practices.


  • Supervisory skills to manage staff resources and coordinate volunteer involvement and activities, including the ability to motivate and develop human resources.
  • Time management skills to set priorities and objectives and develop practical work plans for achievement of results within the context of competing demands and time limitations.
  • Superior written communication skills to prepare proposals, reports and memoranda to a broad variety of internal and external audiences.
  • Superior oral communication skills to facilitate and integrate staff and volunteer activities and make presentations.
  • Superior oral and written skills to communicate the Hospital, Research and Rehabilitation Cases for Support.
  • Conflict resolution skills to mediate issues that develop between donors, partners, volunteer and staff groups and outside organizations.
  • Problem solving skills to determine best approaches and activities to meet the goals and objectives of the Foundation.
  • Budget skills to develop and monitor budgets.
  • Interpersonal skills to manage an office environment and a wide range of staff situations.
  • Analytical and problem solving skills to deal with all management issues involving both volunteers and staff.
  • Ability to interact effectively with senior level business and community leaders.
  • Possesses active listening skills; is a natural personality to engage people, has a sense of humour, positive persuasion and the ability to be flexible.


Guidelines and Guidance

  • The President and CEO reports to the Chair and works in partnership with the Board of Directors, Standing Committees, Work Teams and Staff.
  • Access is available to all staff, CHF, CHWO, CHRI, LHRI volunteers, partners and donors.
  • Work is governed by policies and procedures of the Foundation.

Judgment is Exercised in

  • Establishing priorities in view of available financial and volunteer resources, and assisting staff in establishing workload priorities.
  • Managing staff, providing advice and direction and resolving conflicting priorities.
  • Recruiting staff and senior volunteers.
  • Facilitating and maintaining effective working relationships between volunteers and staff, Hospital and CHRI staff and the other Foundations.
  • Providing interpretations of the Foundation’s policies and practices and adapting Foundation activities to meet local needs while maintaining the standards of the Foundation.
  • Assessing effectiveness of fundraising delivery and administration practices and recommending alternative policies and approaches.
  • Developing the Foundation’s annual fiscal budget and ensuring expenditures remain within the budget.



  • All staff of the Foundation
  • All volunteers of the Foundation
  • CH, LHSC, CHRI and TVCC leadership staff



  • To discuss, clarify and interpret policy, program direction, strategic directions, operational and administrative matters.
  • To provide leadership in their attainment of the Foundation’s goals and objectives.


  • Other Hospital Foundations
  • Endorsing Organizations and Corporations 
  • Key staff at the Foundation’s marketing agency of choice
  • Children’s Miracle Network (Canada and U.S.)
  • General Public
  • Community Network Organizations
  • Media


  • To coordinate mutual fundraising ventures and position the Foundation accordingly.
  • To develop and strengthen partnerships which assist the Foundation to fulfill its mission.
  • To oversee the development of all promotional material.
  • To inform potential donors, sponsors, clients and volunteers about the Foundation.
  • Represent the interest of the Foundation. 
  • To be the key spokesperson for the Foundation.


  • The nature of the work is such that evening and some weekend work is required for attendance/presence at Foundation activities and meetings.
  • The incumbent must possess a valid driver’s license and have use of a car.


Please send your resume in confidence to Larry Sartor at; reference in the subject line: "Children’s Health Foundation CEO”