Philanthropy Focus: Supporting Hospitals Through a Pandemic with Angela Chapman - Nicola Wealth


Philanthropy Focus: Supporting Hospitals Through a Pandemic with Angela Chapman

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PostedJanuary 14, 2021

Episode Summary

In our new Philanthropy Focus segment, Host Victoria Emslie speaks with Angela Chapman, President and CEO of the VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation.

It’s no secret that hospitals have had to make big decisions and drastic changes to meet the needs of the pandemic while working to maintain the essential support they provide their communities. So how have they struck this balance? In this episode, Angela shares how the foundation adapted through the pandemic, continues to influence innovation, prioritizes needs and where they are planning to go in the future.

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VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation

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Guest Bio

Angela Chapman, President and CEO, UBC/VGH Hospital Foundation

Vancouver native Angela Chapman has over 25 years of fundraising experience, acquired building philanthropic programs in Canada, 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 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 — including the development of the largest-ever $60M Future of Surgery campaign and the evolution of demographically-targeted fundraising. The Foundation’s current average annual revenue is $100 million, making it one of the top five revenue-producing health care foundations in Canada.

About The Host - Victoria Emslie 

Victoria Emslie is a Manager, External Relations at Nicola Wealth. As a primary link between Nicola Wealth and our communities, Victoria cultivates a comprehensive approach to the advancement of the firm’s priorities and promotes Nicola Wealth’s reputation as a trusted wealth counsel firm and top employer.

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